Heard County Georgia
Official Government Website
Heard County
Administration Building

201 Park Avenue
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-3821 (TTY 711)
Heard County
Court & Voter Services

215 East Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-7560 (TTY 711)

Office Hours
Joseph Wyant, Judge
215 East Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217

Phone: (770) 254-3730 (TTY 711)
Fax: (770) 252-6413

Email: tteal@heardcountyga.com
Contact Information
MONDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Juvenile Court COVID-19 Information
Juvenile Court at a Glance
Juvenile Court handles cases in which a minor is:
Cited or arrested by a law enforcement agency for allegedly violating the law. Additionally, school officials and private citizens with knowledge of the facts of the reported allegations of any criminal act may file a Complaint. These cases are called "delinquency" cases, and involve minors under the age of 17.
Habitually absent or truant from school without a legal excuse. The Court also hears “unruly” cases, in which a minor either leaves their home without parental consent, or is habitually disobedient of the reasonable and lawful commands of his or her parents, legal custodian or guardian.
Removed from the custody of their parent or legal guardian because of allegations of abuse or neglect. These cases are called "dependency" cases and involve minors under the age of 18.

Juvenile Court Judge
Joseph Wyant
The Heard County Juvenile Court is in the same building as the Heard County Superior Court, in downtown Franklin. The Clerk of the Juvenile Court’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Juvenile Court is closed on the weekends and during court holidays.

The Heard County Juvenile Court is a FULL SECURITY facility. All persons entering the building will have to pass through a weapons screening device and have all hand-carried objects scanned.

Weapons of any type will not be permitted into the Justice Center. Items such as: knives (including pocket knives), scissors, corkscrews, mace, pepper spray, knitting needles, etc., which may be deemed potentially offensive and dangerous by the Sheriff’s Department will not be allowed in the building.
Juvenile Court

Juvenile Delinquency Court

Juvenile Dependency Court

Truancy/Informal/Traffic Court