All visitors to the courthouses in the Middle District of Georgia will be screened for security purposes. Brief cases, purses, packages, and the like will be x-rayed; no weapons of any kind, cameras, or recording devices are allowed in the courthouses.
Welcome to the official website for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The U.S. District Court is comprised of five divisions encompassing seventy counties in the state of Georgia with offices in Athens, Albany, Columbus, Macon, and Valdosta.
475 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201
201 West Broad Avenue
Albany, Georgia 31701
115 East Hancock Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30601
120 12th Street
Columbus, GA 31902
401 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
News & Announcements
The judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia are proposing several amendments to the court’s local rules. A copy of the proposed amendments are attached to this notice and are also available at each Office of the Clerk in the Middle District of Georgia.
The court is soliciting public comment on these proposed changes and asks that all comments be sent to the headquarter’s office of the Clerk of Court at Post Office Box 128, Macon, Georgia 31202 or be emailed to the following email address: email@example.com. All comments must be received no later than close of business on September 6, 2016.
Criminal Rule 32 is created to address public access to character letters. Character letters submitted in support of sentencing and detention hearings shall be part of the public record unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge.
Rule 48.3 is created to address late civil settlements resulting in juror costs to the government. The rule allows the presiding judge to assess the costs of juror attendance when a civil settlement is reached beyond the last business day before jurors are scheduled to appear for jury selection.
Rule 79.2 is modified to require the electronic submission to the clerk of all exhibits received at any trial or hearing.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted here on the Judiciary’s website. The information is posted in a printable format for those who prefer hard copy documents. The public comment period ends February 15, 2017.