Wilkinson County Magistrate Court


From time to time and for a variety of reasons, a landlord may need to reclaim house that he/she has rented or leased to another or others in which to live. This may be accomplished through a Dispossessory action, which has very specific rules and requirements.

Small Claims

The Magistrate Court of Pike County is also referred to as small claims court. You may file a claim for which you are seeking $15,000.00 or less.  If your claim exceeds $15,000.00 principal, the Magistrate Court does not have jurisdiction (the legal authority) to hear your case, and it must be filed in the Superior Court.  


A garnishment is a legal action that is filed against the garnishee, usually the employer or financial institution, to collect a judgment against a debtor. The garnishee is a person or business entity that owes funds to the judgment debtor or is holding funds on behalf of the judgment debtor

First Appearance / Bond Hearings

First Appearance Hearings are to be scheduled by the arresting officer so that a Warrant Hearing, an Initial Appearance Hearing and a Bond Hearing take place within 48 hours of an arrest, as is generally required by law.

Magistrate Court

Welcome to Wilkinson County Georgia Magistrate Court, … also known as “The People’s Court.”

We hope you find this website helpful as we have attempted to create it with our citizens’ needs in mind. These pages are offered as a convenience to you; and you are still welcome to come by, call or email the Clerk if you prefer a more personal service instead of, or in addition to, the information available on or through this site.

Lisa V. Dykes

Lisa V. Dykes

Probate Judge/Chief Magistrate

Sarah Amanda Holder

Magistrate Judge

Walter C. Holloway

Magistrate Judge

Bradasia Mims

Deputy Probate/Magistrate Clerk