In Georgia, the Magistrate Court has jurisdiction to issue arrest warrants and search warrants. Some courts in Georgia maintain an online database for criminal records; however, Colquitt County is not one of those fortunate few. Colquitt County keeps very few records online if any, but none of them relate to arrest warrants or criminal records. To search for arrest records in Colquitt County, you must first begin with the court where warrants are issued.
The Magistrate Court for Colquitt County is located at 101 E. Central Avenue, Office 175 in Moultrie, GA 31776. They can be reached by telephone at 229-616-7450; however, few courts give out information by telephone. To get information about active or outstanding warrants, you will need to visit the court during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Another location for searching criminal records is the Clerk of Court’s office. The Clerk of Court maintains the court records, including but not limited to, criminal hearings. The Colquitt County Clerk of Court is located at the Colquitt County Courthouse, 9 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, Room 214, Moultrie, GA 31768. A list of contact numbers is listed on the Clerk’s website. A trip to the Clerk’s Office may give you valuable information about criminal hearings held by the courts.
If you are searching for a current inmate, the best place to search online is with the Georgia Department of Corrections. Its online database allows you to search for current inmates in any correctional facility within the State of Georgia. You can search by inmate number or name on their website.
Between 1999 and 2008, a crime occurred in Colquitt County approximately every five hours. During the ten years, offenses averaged about 1,572 crimes per year; however, in 2006, crimes in Colquitt County almost were non-existence (less than 50). This followed two years of crime rates at more than 2,400 per year. Overall, during the ten years, crime rates fell by 12% in the county.