Join The Fund

To qualify for membership in the Fund, an applicant must be a duly qualified and commissioned Chief Magistrate of a county of the State of Georgia or as the Secretary-Treasurer.  Any qualified person who desires to participate in the fund shall make application to the board for membership in the fund.

Such application for membership shall be made within six months after becoming eligible for membership. O.C.G.A. §47-25-40.

An application packet may be downloaded below which includes the Application Form and authorization forms for dues payment options.

Once accepted for membership, a Member must pay dues on or before the 10th day of the month.  Dues are 3.42% of the monthly base as established in O.C.G.A.§47-25-81(a).  If you need assistance in calculating the dues, please contact the office.

If a member ceases to act as the duly qualified and commissioned Chief Magistrate, he or she may (1) request retirement benefits or (2) request a refund of dues if that Chief Magistrate has not vested.

The Membership Application should be mailed to the Fund office with check or money order for the amount indicated per our office to:

Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia
P.O. Box 56
Griffin, GA 30224