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Clerk of Courts


Patty Baker
Clerk of Superior, State, Juvenile and Magistrate Court
678-493-6511

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Cost Schedule--Courts and Deed Department

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SUPERIOR COURTS OF GEORGIA                                

COST SCHEDULE

EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019

   

Civil Cases

 

General Civil1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8

$215.00

Includes Law Library Fee up to $5.00 and  ADR fees up to $10.00, if any

 Plus applicable service fees. ALL cases except: 1) Family violence; 2) abandoned motor vehicle actions; and 3) Incoming transfers. See below for additional sums in condemnation and bond validation cases.

 **State, Municipalities, counties, political subdivisions or agencies are exempt from $15 POPIDF-B and $125 Judicial Operations Fund fees.

 

Motions or petitions requesting an order filed 30 or more days after judgment or dismissal require a new action filing cost.

 

Family Violence9

 

 

No Fee

Incoming Transfer from: Superior Court11 and 12

                                                Probate Court ($50 plus add JOF fee of $125)

                                                Magistrate Court ($60 plus JOF fee of $125)

                                                                       

*Note that ADR and POPIDF-B has already been collected and  disbursed in  Magistrate Court)                                                                 **File upon receipt of the fee transferred from Magistrate Court and send filing party a bill for outstanding balance

 

Appeals from Lower Courts (same as General Civil fee)

Appeals from Tax Assessment (effective January 1, 2016)37

$50.00

$175.00

$185.00

Minus fee transferred from magistrate court

 

$215.00

abandoned motor vehicle

 

 

 

        Filing petition16

$10.00

Plus certified copy of Order Authorizing Sale of Vehicle to be provided to purchaser /DMV pursuant to OCGA 40-11-717

 

$2.00 plus $.50 per page

 

 

Condemnation and Validation of Bond Action

To be collected at conclusion of action in addition to General Civil Costs above

Per Bond18

up to 500 bonds

$1.00

 

over 500 bonds

$.50

Per page for recording

$1.50

Subpoena19

$5.00

Issuing Execution

$0.00

 

 

 

Publication Costs --  Standard Notice20

Adoption

$60.00

Divorce and Name Change

$80.00

Trade Name

$40.00

Appeals to Supreme Court and Court of Appeal21

Preparation of Record, per page

$1.00

Copying Transcript Where Required, per page

$1.00

Preparation of transcript when clerk is not required to recopy

$35.00

Entering Remittitur

$0.00

Per Seal and Certification (in addition to all other costs)

$2.00

Costs for preparation and furnishing copy of the record of appeal in capital felony case to the Attorney General in accordance with O.C.G.A 5-6-4322

 

No Fee

       

 


sheriff’s Service Fees23

 

Per Copy Served, General

$50.00

Action from Another County

$50.00

Per Garnishee Served (1st Copy)

$50.00

Second and Subsequent Copy(s)

$6.00

Per Tenant in Dispossessory Action

$25.00

Levying on attachment

$50.00

Summoning each witness

$10.00

Taking bonds in criminal cases

$20.00

Search/return of nulla bona

$20.00

 

 

RECORDING COSTS -- DEEDS AND REAL ESTATE24,25,26,2

 

 

 

1st Page

2nd and Over

Deeds

$10.00

$2.00

Cancellation of Security Deed

Per SD Cancelled

$10.00

$2.00

Assignments of Security Deeds

 

 

Per Deed Assigned

$  5.00

 

Other Recording on Deed Record

$10.00

$2.00

Plats, Maps and Condominium Floor plans

$  8.00

$8.00

Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request)

$2.00

N/A

 

PARTNERSHIPS27

 

General, Limited and Amendments, each

$215.00

Includes Law Library & ADR fees, if any

 

Liens and General Execution Docket24,25,26,2

 

1st Page

2nd and Over

General Execution or Lien Recording

$5.00

$2.00

Materialman’s Liens, Notices, Bonds

$5.00

$2.00

Lis Pendens

$5.00

$2.00

Hospital Lien

$5.00

$2.00

Federal Tax Lien

$5.00

$2.00

All Lien Cancellation or Release per instrument

$5.00

$2.00

Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request)

$2.00

N/A

 

 

 

 

Uniform commercial code and personal property24,25,26,2

 

1st Page

2nd and Over

Financing Statement (UCC-1 – non real estate)

$10.00

$2.00

Financing Statement with Assignment (UCC-1 – non real estate)

$20.00

$2.00

Real Estate Notice Filing (all UCC’s 1 & 3 aka old UCC-2)

$10.00

$2.00

Amendment or Assignment (UCC-3)

$10.00

$2.00

Continuation (UCC-3 - non  real estate)

$10.00

$2.00

Termination or Release (UCC-3 –non real estate)

$10.00

$2.00

Personal Property Lien (Non-UCC)

$  5.00

$2.00

Personal Property Cancellation (Non-UCC)

$  5.00

$2.00

Personal Property Recording Other

$  5.00

$2.00

     
     

Other Recording

 

 

 

1st Page

2nd and Over

Veteran Discharge28

$0.00

$0.00

Bar Admission Documents28

$0.00

$0.00

All Other Recording28

$5.00

$2.00

     

notary public30,31,2,3,4,7,8

 

 

Issuance of New Certificate         Includes Law Library fee up to $5.00 and $10 ADR FEE

$52.00

Renewal          Includes Law Library fee up to $5.00, $10 adr fee

$52.00

Certificate of Authority29

$2.00

     

trade name registration32,2,3,4,7,8

 

 

Registration   Includes Law Library fee up to $5.00 and ADR fee of $10.00

 

$172.00

Plus Publication Cost to Publisher20

 

$40.00

     

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS29

 

 

Copy, Uncertified, if no assistance required, per page

$.50

Copy, Uncertified, if assistance is required, per page

$1.00

Copy, Certified or Exemplified, first page

$2.50

Each page after first

$.50

Copy, Oversize, Larger than 8½” x 14”, per page

$2.00

Computer Printouts, per page or equivalent

$2.50

Copy, Faxed or Electronic, first page

$2.50

        Each page after first

$1.00

Certificate of pending action or unstatisfied judgment as provided in O.C.G.A 40-9-40

 

$3.00

 

Code Sections & Uniform Court Rule References

1          15-6-77(e)(2)                         Superior Civil Base Filing fee

2          47-14-51(a) & (e)                   Clerk’s Retirement Fee

3          47-16-61                                 Sheriff’s Retirement Fee

4          36-15-9                                   County Law Library fund, up to $5.00, if applicable

5          15-23-7                                   Alternative Dispute Resolution, up to $ 7.50, if applicable

6          15-6-77.4                                Children’s Trust Fund (divorce only)

7          15-21A-6                                 POPIDF-B

8          15-21A-6.1(a)                                     Judicial Operations Fund Fee

9          15-6-77(e)(4)                          Family Violence & Stalking exemption of filing fee

10        19-6-28(a)                              Child Support/Alimony exemption

11        Uniform Sup Ct Rule 19.1(H) Transfers from Superior Court

12        Uniform State Ct Rule A State Court adopts all Superior Court Rules

13        Uniform Probate Ct Rule 16.1(F) Transfers from Probate Court

14        Uniform Magistrate Ct Rule 36.3(A) Transfer of base Magistrate Filing fee

15        15-10-87                                 File without further deposit but as between parties cost shall be as in other case in state or superior court

16        40-11-5(3)(B)                         Abandoned Motor Vehicle

17        40-9-60(a)                               Motor Vehicle Judgment Certificate (post judgment)

18        15-6-77(e)(3)                          Condemnation & Bond Validation

19        15-6-77(g)(11)                       Supoena

20        9-13-143                                  Publication Fees

21        15-6-77(g)(12)                        Appeals to Supreme Court or Court of Appeals

22          15-6-77(h)                            Cost of copy of Appeal to Attorney General for capital                    felony cases only

23        15-16-21(b)                             Sheriff’s Service Fees

24        15-6-77(f)                               Real Estate, Lien, UCC

25        16-6-98                                   GSCCCA fee

26        15-6-77(o)                               Cross reference fee and Cancellation per instrument fee

27        15-6-77(g)(16)                        Partnership fee – shall receive sums as in Civil Standard Filing Fee

28        15-6-77(i)                                Exemptions for Costs or fees

29        15-6-77(g)                               Miscellaneous fees

30        15-6-77(g)(9)                          Notary Public base fee

31        45-17-4                                   GSCCCA for record keeping of notaries

32        15-6-77(g)(10)                        Trade Name Registration base

33        15-10-80                                 Magistrate civil cost base & fifa issuing fee

34        47-25-60                                 Magistrate retirement fee

35        15-10-82                                Magistrate warrant & citation fee

36                                                        Local Legislation Local Technology Fund

37        48-5-311(g)(2)                        Tax Assessment Appeals

 

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