Dougherty County State Court

About the Dougherty County State Court

The Dougherty County State Court serves as a venue for resolving disputes between individuals or between the state and individuals. It holds jurisdiction over misdemeanors (crimes punishable by 12 months incarceration or less) and civil cases (unlimited dollar amount) concurrently with the Superior Court, except for cases involving divorce, titles to land, and equity, which are exclusively reserved for the Superior Court.

The Honorable John M. Stephenson is the State Court Judge for Dougherty County, and the court is situated in the Judicial Building at 225 Pine Avenue, Suite 308, Albany.


  • Honorable John M. Stephenson

Location & Contact Information

225 Pine Ave
Albany, GA 31701

Phone: 229-431-2152


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