Superior Court – Schedule of Costs

Civil Cases    
General Civil   $214.00
Sheriff’s Service (per defendant)   $50.00
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.    
Family Violence Plus applicable service fees $0.00
Domestic Contempt (filed alone) OCGA 19-6-28(a) Plus applicable service fees $0.00
Incoming Transfer (Outgoing Transfer-we collect $50 and forward to receiving Clerk)   $50.00
Motions or petitions (other than domestic contempts) requesting an order filed 30 or more days after judgment or dismissal require a new action filing fee and costs.    
Motor Vehicle Judgment Certificate   $3.00
Adoption Birth Certificate (Cashier’s Check or Money Order to Vital Records)   $35.00
Condemnation and Validation of Bond Action    
(To be collected at Conclusion of Action in addition to General Civil Costs above.)    
Per Bond Up to 500 bonds $1.00
  Over 500 bonds $0.50
Per page for final record (condemnations only)   $1.50
Publication Costs – Standard Notice    
Adoption   $95.00
Divorce   $85.00
Trade Name   $45.00
Sheriff’s Service Fees    
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   $50.00
Issue any subpoena   $5.00
Witness Subpoena service by Sheriff   $10.00
Deposition or evidence subpoena service by Sheriff   $50.00
Appeals to Supreme Court and Court of Appeal    
Preparation of record, per page   $1.00
Transcript filing and submission, per transcript   $35.00
Copying transcript where required, per page   $1.50
Entering Remittitur   $0.00
Per seal and certification (in addition to all other costs)   $2.00
General, Limited and Amendments, each   $210.00
Other Recording 1st Page 2nd and Over
Veteran Discharge $0.00 $0.00
Bar Admission Documents $0.00 $0.00
All Other Recording $5.00 $2.00
Notary Public    
Issuance of New Certificate   $37.00
Renewal     $37.00
Certificate of Authority   $2.00
Recording Costs – Deeds and Real Estate 1st Page 2nd and Over
Deeds $10.00 $2.00
Materialman Liens $5.00 $2.00
Cancellation of Security Deed $10.00 $2.00
Cancellation of Liens $5.00 $2.00
Assignments of Security Deeds (Per deed assigned) $5.00 $2.00
Other recording on deed record $10.00 $2.00
Plats, maps and condominium floor plans $8.00 $8.00
Cross Reference Fee, per document   $2.00
Liens and General Execution Docket 1st Page 2nd and Over
General Execution or Lien Recording (FiFa or Judgment)(No charge to issue FiFa) $5.00 $2.00
Cancellation or Release or GED $5.00 $2.00
Lis Pendens $5.00 $2.00
Lis Pendens Cancellation or Release $5.00 $2.00
Hospital Lien $5.00 $2.00
Hospital Lien Cancellation or Release $5.00 $2.00
Federal Tax Lien $5.00 $2.00
Federal Tax Lien Discharge $5.00 $2.00
Federal Tax Lien Release or Subordination $5.00 $2.00
Notice of Commencement $5.00 $2.00
Uniform Commercial Code and Personal Property 1st Page 2nd and Over
Financing Statement (UCC-1) $10.00 $2.00
Real Estate Notice Filing (UCC-1 with Box 6 checked for real estate) $10.00 $2.00
UCC Financing Statement Amendment (UCC-3) (Terminate/Amend/Assign) $10.00 $2.00
UCC Correction Statement (UCC-5)   No Charge
Personal Property lien (Non-UCC) (Chattell Morgages in old book) $5.00 $2.00
Personal Property Cancellation (Non-UCC) $5.00 $2.00
Personal Property Recording (Other) $5.00 $2.00
Trade Name Registration    
Registration   $157.00
   Plus Publication Cost to Publisher   $45.00
Miscellaneous Costs    
Copy, Uncertified, per page   $0.50
Copy, Uncertified, if assistance is required, per page   $1.00
Copy, Certified or Exemplified, first page   $2.50
Each page after first   $0.50
Copy, Oversize, Larger than 8 1/2″ X 14″   $2.00
Issuing Fi Fa ($5.00 + $2.00 to Record)   $0.00