State Court is located in the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia [Map & Directions]. Our mailing address is 133 Montgomery Street, Room 501, Savannah, GA 31401. The Court provides a full range of civil and criminal judicial services with jurisdiction within the geographic boundaries of Chatham County.
With respect to CIVIL matters, the Court enjoys concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Courts, without regard to a dollar amount, except for those actions where exclusive jurisdiction is vested in the Superior Courts.
For CRIMINAL matters, the Court disposes of misdemeanor offenses, including traffic, "bound over" from any Chatham County municipality.
In addition to cases brought from Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Savannah, Thunderbolt and Tybee Island, Georgia, the Court also handles cases filed by the District Attorney and serves as an appellate court for the Magistrate Court of Chatham County.
There are four terms of the State Court of Chatham County each year. The terms of court begin on the first Monday in March, the first Monday in June, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September, and the first Monday in December. HB 899 - Chatham County; state court; change terms
NOTE: This office cannot accept phone calls regarding scheduling of your case.
NOTE: Certain types of traffic violations, such as speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign, are scheduled quickly, without an accusation being issued. These charges may be paid in lieu of appearing in court. Allow 4 weeks following the date your traffic charges are sent to State Court before paying.