Bartow County, GA is a small county about an hour north of Atlanta with a population just over 100,000 people. There are no online records to search for warrants in Bartow County; therefore, you must physically go to the courthouse to look up any information regarding outstanding warrants. The Bartow County Magistrate’s Office, like other Magistrates in Georgia, is responsible for issuing arrest warrants for the county. The office is located at 112 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, GA 30120. The telephone number to the office is 770-387-5070.
If you want to be thorough when searching for arrest warrants and criminal records, you should also search the court records maintained by the Clerk of Superior Court. The Clerk of Court’s office is located at 135 W. Cherokee Avenue, Suite 233, Cartersville, GA 30120. The telephone number to the Clerk’s Office is 770-387-5025.
The Bartow County Sherriff’s Office serves the outstanding warrants; however, it does not have an online search option either. You can contact the Warrant Division of the Sherriff’s office by telephone at 770-382-5050 or by the emails listed on the Sherriff’s website. Be careful of appearing in person if you believe you have an outstanding warrant as you may be arrested immediately.
For a county that is not as large as other counties in Georgia, Bartow has a history of high crime rates. During the year 2005, crime rates in Bartow County rose to almost 4800 for the year. In 2007, the crime rates spiked over 4800 for the year before decreasing substantially in 2008 to roughly 1600. During the time from 1999 to 2008, violent crimes rose by 25% while the overall crime rate rose by 35%. General theft and burglary made up over half of all crimes committed during this time with arson (only 9) and murder (only 12) being the lowest types of crime in Bartow County.