Arrest warrants in Georgia are issued through the court system after probable cause has been presented to a judge. There are several offices involved in issuing, serving and processing arrest warrants with each county. This can make searching for arrest records confusing and, a little difficult, when those records are not available online.
Tift County, GA, does not have an online search available for active warrants or criminal records. Therefore, you must contact each office or court in person to search for arrest records and criminal warrants.
The Clerk of the Superior Court maintains the court records in Tift County. Searching the criminal records at the Clerk’s Office is a good place to begin searching for arrest warrants. The office is located at 2nd Street and Tift Avenue in Tifton, GA. You can contact the Clerk’s Office by telephone at 229-386-7810; however, most courts do not give information over the telephone. You will need to visit the office during normal business hours, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday to search for arrest records.
The Magistrate for Tift County issues arrest warrants; therefore, this office will be an excellent source of information about arrest warrants. The office is located in the Charles Kent Admin Bldg., Room 211, at 225 Tift Avenue, Tifton, GA. The telephone number is 229-386-7907. You may be able to request copies of arrest records by writing the Magistrate at PO Box 214, Tifton, GA 31793.
The Tift County Sheriff’s Office has a website that lists current inmates and a most wanted list. The Sheriff’s Office processes arrest warrants; therefore, you may want to contact the office to inquire about outstanding warrants. The telephone number for the office is 229-388-6020.
When compared to crime rates of counties similar to it, Tift County’s crime rate is higher. From 1999 through 2008, approximately 16,580 crimes were committed in Tift County - - about one every 4 hours.