Evictions Resources

Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook

The Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook provides an overview and answers common questions about Georgia residential landlord-tenant law. The guide is produced by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 

In Georgia, there is not a government agency that can intervene in a landlord-tenant dispute or force the landlord or tenant to behave a particular way. Landlords or tenants who cannot resolve a dispute need to use the courts, either directly or through a lawyer, to enforce their legal rights.

The Handbook is available on the internet or in print (by request) from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Download the Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook (PDF)

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Dispossessory Warrant (Eviction) Information 

The Magistrate Court accepts the filing of dispossessory proceedings seeking to evict persons or businesses from property. The address of the property must be located within Athens-Clarke Count. 

For more information on the process, visit the Magistrate Court's dispossessory warrants page on accgov.com

COVID-19 Rental Assistance

Visit the COVID-19 Resident Resources page for information on rental and utility assistance through local nonprofit organizations and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.