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

Fees for Verification of Information and for Copies

The practice of verifying Dates of Birth for background researchers without charge is discontinued. Deputy Clerks will verify Dates of Birth contained in criminal records and/or
confirm the last four digits of Social Security Numbers for a fee.

Service Fee
Verification of Dates of Birth and/or confirmation of the last four digits of a social security number $3.00 per name/case number
Copies of documents $1.00 per page (assisted)
Copies of documents maintain off site $25.00 Retrieval Fee, plus $1.00 per page
Certification of copies $2.50 for the first page, and $0.50 for each additional page
Payment in full must be received before information or documents will be released.

All requests must be submitted in writing. The Deputy Clerks will perform these services as soon as possible, but there is no guaranteed time table for performance.1 These services are
secondary to the performance of the Deputy Clerks’ assigned duties. This information is available from other sources, if these terms are not acceptable.

Presently, configurations for the State Court of Bibb County’s website do not permit access to this information from the Court’s records. The goal is to enable the public, including
researchers, to access this information on the Court’s website. The date of births in criminal cases are available on the public access computer in the Clerk’s Office, without requiring involvement of Deputy Clerks and for no charge, other than copies.

1 Georgia’s Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §50-18-70 et seq., applies to “Agencies,” which has the same meaning as in Georgia’s Open Meetings Act. The judicial branch is not encompassed within that definition. See Fathers Are Parents Too, Inc. v. Hunstein, 202 Ga. App. 716 (1992). The State Court of Bibb County, therefore, is not subject to Georgia’s Open Records Act.