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State Court Judge
Richard Waters, Jr.

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

(229) 336-2368

State Court Judge

The mission of the State Court of Mitchell County is to serve the citizens of Mitchell County and members of the Bar by providing the highest quality of justice in a courteous, efficient, and cost-effective manner. The State Court seeks to accurately and timely file, process, index, and schedule litigation falling within its jurisdiction and to administer the Court in a professional manner, knowing we are conducting the public’s business.

The State Court operates under the laws of the State of Georgia to try all criminal cases below the grade of felony. The State Court also tries all civil actions regardless of the amount of controversy. This includes attachments, garnishments, proceedings against tenants, foreclosures, and all other actions in which jurisdiction is not in the Superior Court.

The function of the State Court is to provide a forum for the resolution of disputes between individuals or between the state and individuals. This Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanors (crimes punishable by twelve months incarceration or less) and civil cases (unlimited in dollar amount) concurrently with the Superior Court except cases involving divorce, titles to land, and equity which are reserved exclusively to Superior Court.  The Mitchell State Court also has a special treatment court division for criminal defendants who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues.  If you have received a traffic ticket that has been assigned to the State Court, you may pay it (money order, cash or cashiers check) in Office of the Clerk of Superior/State Court located at the Courthouse in Camilla. 

You can also pay for your ticket online through or by calling 1 (866) 339-0646.

Department Staff

  • Richard Waters, Jr., State Court Judge
  • Lisa Shiver, Administrative Assistant

Department Location

30 North Court Avenue, Camilla, GA 31730