State Court

Macon-Bibb County

All jurors, lawyers, parties, and witnesses are released from reporting for the April 6 and 13 trial weeks.

Based on medical recommendations and the Judicial Emergency Order entered for this circuit, the following have been cancelled or reset:

  1. Criminal arraignments and non-jury trials on March 20, March 27, April 3, and April 10.
  2. Jury trials for the weeks of April 6 and 13.  The Civil Calendar Call, the Criminal Motion Days, and the Criminal Pre-trial Conference Day for those trial weeks are also cancelled.
  3. In person civil hearings for the next 30 days, unless there is a specific need or requirement for an in person hearing.
  4. Probation Violation Hearings and Probation Report Backs set for April 2.  These are moved to May 7.


You can now initiate civil cases electronically in the State Court of Bibb County, and you can eFile documents in all ACTIVE cases in the State Court of Bibb County.
Our eFiling service provider is PeachCourt. Most of you are already familiar with eFiling through PeachCourt, as it is used in the majority of counties in Georgia. To eFile in the State Court of Bibb County go to, register, and follow the instructions. If you have questions, there is a “Need Help” prompt for you to click on their website.
Beginning January 1, 2019, all civil cases filed in the State Court of Bibb County must be initiated electronically, as required by O.C.G.A. 15-7-5.  Beginning January 1, 2019, all pleadings filed in electronically initiated cases must be filed electronically.  Thank you for your support, cooperation, and patience.  If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s office at (478) 621-6200.

-Jeff Hanson

Chief Judge, State Court of Bibb County

Office Address:
J. Taylor Phillips Courthouse
601 Mulberry Street, Room 500
Macon, GA 31201

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5086
Macon, GA 31213-7199

Telephone: (478) 621-6200
Fax: (478) 621-6008

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Jeff Hanson, Chief Judge, State Court of Bibb County

Sharell F. Lewis, Judge, State Court of Bibb County

Patti Graves, State Court Clerk (478) 621-6200

Amy Hartley, Chief Probation Officer (478) 621-6679

Pam Forbes, Administrative Assistant to Judge Hanson (478) 621-6189

Savannah Camp, Administrative Assistant to Judge Lewis (478) 621-6183