State Court

Macon-Bibb County

STATE COURT NOW ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC FILING OF CIVIL CASES

You can now initiate civil cases electronically in the State Court of Bibb County, and you can eFile documents in all ACTIVE cases in the State Court of Bibb County.
Our eFiling service provider is PeachCourt. Most of you are already familiar with eFiling through PeachCourt, as it is used in the majority of counties in Georgia. To eFile in the State Court of Bibb County go to https://peachcourt.com, register, and follow the instructions. If you have questions, there is a “Need Help” prompt for you to click on their website.
Beginning January 1, 2019, all civil cases filed in the State Court of Bibb County must be initiated electronically, as required by O.C.G.A. 15-7-5.  Beginning January 1, 2019, all pleadings filed in electronically initiated cases must be filed electronically.  Thank you for your support, cooperation, and patience.  If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s office at (478) 621-6200.

-Jeff Hanson

Chief Judge, State Court of Bibb County

Office Address:
J. Taylor Phillips Courthouse
601 Mulberry Street, Room 500
Macon, GA 31201

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5086
Macon, GA 31213-7199

Telephone: (478) 621-6200
Fax: (478) 621-6008

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

State Court of Bibb County
Policy on Appointment of Process Servers and List of Appointed Process Servers

Policy:

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 9-11-4, a court may appoint individuals to serve process in the courts or in specific foundation for the case to proceed. Defendants must be served timely and properly for the court to have jurisdiction over them. Untimely or improper service can significantly impact all parties to a case and can result in the complete preclusion of a claim or in the entry of an invalid judgment. The Court has an interest in appointing trained, knowledgeable, professional individuals to serve process.

In the State Court of Bibb County, individuals who wish to be appointed as a process server may file a Petition for Appointment. If granted, an Order will be entered appointing the person as a process server for all civil cases in the State Court of Bibb County. The Court will not routinely sign orders for an individual to be appointed as a process server in a single case. In limited circumstances, including cases involving service of process beyond the State of Georgia, the Court may grant a Motion for the Appointment of an individual to serve process for the specific case.

The Court has prepared forms to be used for the appointment of process servers. These forms are available from the Clerk’s Office and on the Court’s website.

List of Appointed Process Servers for the State Court of Bibb County:
Name: Expiration Date of Appointment: Contact #:
Kimberly L. Butts 04/02/2021 678-876-1403
John E. Luther 04/16/2022 478-397-9884
Barry Stapleton 07/02/2022 478-394-3511
Thomas David Gibbs, III 04/13/2021 404-368-3049
Steven Michael Barney, Jr. 04/16/2022 678-849-8251
Wayne Downs 07/22/2022 478-477-2924
478-747-3564
Jim Goswick 05/10/2022 478-755-1943
478-361-5340
Mike Lewis 07/12/2022 478-719-3859
Thomas A. Pope 07/12/2022 478-986-9903
Doug Mcdonald 03/30/2020 478-957-3223
Herbert Frederick Giles, Jr. 08/28/2022 404-623-5481