Magistrate And Probate Court 

103 North Broad Street 

Abbeville GA 31001 

Honorable B. Shawn Rhodes 

Probate/Magistrate Judge 

(229) 467-2220 

Room 213 

Magistrate wilcoxcountymagistrate@outlook.comĀ 

(229) 467-2458 

Room 211 

Malissa Parrish 

Probate Clerk 

(229) 467-2220 

Room 211 

Bill Talley 


(478) 231-2737 

Room 213

The Magistrate Court provides the following services for Wilcox County:

  • Issue and conduct civil claims 
  • Issue garnishments
  • Writs
  • Dispossessory
  • Foreclosures
  • Issue subpoenas
  • Issue post judgment interrogatories 
  • Enforce county ordinances
  • Perform marriages
  • Issue search warrants
  • Issue civil judgments
  • Issue almost all criminal warrants
  • Setup pre-warrant application hearings
  • Issue bad check warrants (deposit account fraud)
  • Hold bond hearings (set the amount of bond)
  • Issue conditions orders on family violence warrants
  • Execute and accept written waivers of extradition
  • Can issue contempt orders
  • Issue bench warrants

The monetary limit of the Magistrate Court is $15,000. The Probate Court holds traffic court the first Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise noted on a citation.