Cash, Check or Money Order payable to state court of Bibb County unless otherwise stated
|Filing Fee for Civil Suits/Garnishments *effective July 1, 2015||$214.00|
|Service Fee per defendant * Total fee may be included on one check||$50.00|
|Witness Subpoena||$5.00/ea addt’l $10.00/ea to serve|
|Subpoena for Production of Documentary Evidence||$5.00/ea addt’l $10.00/ea to serve|
|Subpoena Duces Tecum||$15.00/ea addt’l $50.00/ea to serve|
|Subpoena for Deposition||$15.00/ea addt’l $50.00/ea to serve|
|Certified Copies||$2.50 + $0.25/page|
|Fee for Fi.Fa. to be recorded, made payable to Superior Court of Bibb County||$25.00 * there is no fee for issuance of a Fi. Fa.|
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.
|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 maintained 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.