Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court exercises jurisdiction over cases involving children who are alleged to be in need of services due to issues such as truancy, runaway, chronic disobedience, and curfew violations.  The Court also exercises jurisdiction over cases involving allegations of child abuse, neglect, delinquency, traffic offenses, and treatment or commitment as a mentally ill or developmentally disabled child.  Jurisdiction also exists for cases involving permanent guardianship, emancipation of minors, termination of parental rights and other matters.

Contact Information

The Polk County Juvenile Court is located in Courthouse #2 on the second floor. The address is:

102 Prior Street
Suite 202
Cedartown, GA 30125

Office hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday. Closed weekends and holidays.

Phone: 770-749-2151

Staff

  • Chief Judge
    Mark H. Murphy 
  • Associate Judge
    Charles E. Morris, Jr.
  • Clerk of Court
    Seana Campbell
  • Senior Deputy Clerk of Court
    Melanie Duarte
  • Deputy Clerk of Court
    Donna L. Harris

To access the following Juvenile Court forms, the court calendar, and other information, click the links below:

- Application to Seal Juvenile Records- PDF Version  Word Version

- Calendar/Court Date Request-  PDF Version  Word Version

- Complaint Form 90

- Court-Appointed Attorney Application & Financial Affidavit - PDF Version  Word Version

- Emancipation Petition- PDF Version   Word Version

- Involuntary Mental Health Commitment 1013 Affidavit

- Judicial Citizen Panel Member Application

- Legitimation Petition- PDF Version  Word Version

 - Request for Juvenile Records- PDF Version  Word Version

- Traffic Fines- We accept payments of traffic fines, supervision fees, restitution, and other court costs via exact cash, money order, debit cards, and credit cards. NO CHECKS. We DO NOT accept partial payments of traffic fines. Each traffic fine must be paid in full.

- 2016 Court Calendar

- 2016 Polk County Holidays

TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT AND REMAIN ANONYMOUS, CALL 1-855-GA-CHILD.