Duties

T he Marshal's Department of Troup County serves the area within the boundaries of Troup County, Georgia with a land mass of 415 square miles and population of 70,000. The Troup County Marshal’s Department is responsible for serving the citizens of Troup County through meeting the public’s needs and expectations by enforcing Federal Laws, State Laws, and Local Ordinances. Through the creation of the Marshal’s Office by the Troup County Board of Commissioners in 1990, the department maintains three divisions: Civil Service, Code Enforcement, and Animal Control.

Within the divisions the department maintains, the Civil Division is responsible for the service of civil processes primarily regarding Civil and Magistrate Court, also commonly known as small claims court. They perform these services by serving various lawsuits, garnishments, subpoenas, levying against property to satisfy judgments, carrying out court ordered evictions, as well as bench warrants processed by the Civil and Magistrate Court. The Civil Division also assists with court services by providing additional security for select hearings and with the transportation of prisoners. The division is also is responsible for enforcing the mobile home decals within the county.

The Animal Control Division is responsible for securing stray animals in the unincorporated area of Troup County and transporting said animals to the City of Lagrange Animal Shelter for housing needs, as provided by the Troup County Board of Commissioners through the Troup County Leash Ordinance. The Animal Control Officer is responsible for investigating animal cruelty cases within the county. The Officer also enforces Georgia state and local laws requiring Rabies Vaccinations of animals and investigates cases involving the possibility of rabies. In the case of a dog bite, please call 9-1-1 and seek immediate medical attention.



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