Cost Schedule

Superior Court Clerk Cost Schedule

Evans County

Effective January 2019

See Fees Below or Download A Copy

 

 

CIVIL CASES

 

General Civil $212.00
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.Municipalities, counties, political subdivisions or agencies are exempt
from $15 POPIDF-B and $125 Judicial Operations Fund fee. State
is exempt from only the $125 Judicial operations fund fees.Motions or petitions requesting an order filed 30 or more days after judgement or dismissal require a new action filing cost

Family Violence No Fee

Incoming Transfer from: Superior and State Court $50
Probate Court ($50 plus $125 JOF fee) $175.00
Magistrate Court ($60 plus $125 JOF fee) $185.00
Appeals from Lower Courts (same as General Civil Fee) $212.00
Appeal for Tax Assessment (effective January 1, 2016) $25.00

Abandoned Motor Vehicle
Filing Petition $10.00
Plus per Certified copy of Order Authorizing Sale of Vehicle to be provided to purchaser/DMV pursuant to OCGA 40-11-7 $2.50 plus $0.50 per page after first page

Condemnation of Bond Action Per Bond
To be collected at conclusion of action in addition to General Civil Costs above
up to 500 bonds $1.00
over 500 bonds $0.50
Per page for recording $1.50
Subpoena $5.00
Issuing Execution $0.00

 

PUBLICATION COSTS – STANDARD NOTICE

Adoption $80.00
Divorce and Name Change $80.00
Trade Name $40.00

 

APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEAL

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 OCGA 5-6-43 No Fee

 

 

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 $25.00
Levying on attachment $50.00
Summoning each witness $10.00
Taking bonds in criminal cases $250.00
Search/Return of nulla bona $20.00

 

RECORDING COSTS – DEEDS AND REAL ESTATE

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 Records $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

 

PARTNERSHIPS

General, Limited and Amendments, each $212.00
Includes Law Library & ADR fees, if any

 

LIENS AND GENERAL EXECUTION DOCKET

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 PROPERTY

1st Page 2nd and Over
Financing Statement (UCC-1 non real estate) $10.00 $2.00
Financing Statement with Assigment (UCC-1 non real estate) $20.00 $2.00
Real Estate Notice Filing (all UCC’s 1 & 3 aka old UCC-2) $5.00 $2.00
Amendment or Assignment (UCC-3 non real estate) $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 RECORDINGS

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 – Includes Law Library fee up to $5.00 & ADR fees $49.00
Renewal $49.00
Certificate of Authority $2.00

 

TRADE NAME REGISTRATION

Registration – Includes Law Library fee up to $5.00 & ADR fee $169.00
Plus Publication Cost to Publisher $40.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS

Copy, Uncertified, if no assistance required, 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 8.5″ 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 unsatisfied judgement as provided in OCGA 40-9-40 $3.00

Civil Court E-Filing

Legislation Change: SB 407, (§O.C.G.A. 15-6-11 and §15-7-5) Passed in the 2018 Legislative Session, Effective Date: January 1, 2019

This bill makes it mandatory for all superior court and state court civil cases and/or pleadings to be electronically filed through a certified approved e-file portal. There are a few case types that are excluded from the mandatory provision and shall remain paper original filings such as pauper’s affidavits, bond validations, sealed cases/pleadings, adoptions, sealed depositions, ex parte, temporary protective orders (TPO), stalking and in camera cases.

As of January 1, 2019, No paper original cases shall be accepted in any Clerk of Courts Office throughout the State of Georgia. The only exceptions are cases listed above and cases filed prior to January 1, 2019. By law, paper original cases filed prior to January 1, 2019 can remain a paper filed case until the case is completed.

The law further states, that the Clerk of Court shall setup a public access terminal (PAT) in their office for attorneys & pro se litigants to upload their cases and/or pleadings to the e-file portal. *By using the Clerk’s Office PAT the portal fees are waived. A credit card usage fee will be applied, unless you choose the “pay by cash option” upon check-out. All filing cost and service cost remain the same.

*By law when e-filing through the Peach Court Portal from the convenience of your home or office computer you are charged a one-time fee for electronically filing, (portal fees: $30.00 for the 1st 10 filings and $5.00 for each additional forward), plus a credit card fee will apply, (3.5 percent plus a 30 cent payment services fee per transaction will be applied). All filing cost and service cost remain the same.

During regular office hours the PAT will be available with unlimited access for an Attorney or pro se’ litigant, to be allowed to view and download any pleading or document electronically filed in connection to the civil action in which he or she is counsel of record or pro se litigant.

You may visit www.peachcourt.com to read more about peachcourt and e-filing.

Real Estate E-Filing Now Available

Beginning January 1, 2019, we will be accepting electronically filed real estate instruments.

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Office Hours of Operation

8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday
(excluding legal county holidays.)

Actual dates may vary due to some holidays falling on the weekend and observance being taken on the preceding or following workday.
Holiday/Observance
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (and the Friday following)
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Important Numbers

Clerks Office

P O Box 845
123 West Main Street
Claxton GA 30417
 
Telephone (912) 739-3868
Fax (912) 739-2504

Evans County Numbers

Sheriff's Office (912) 739-1611
Claxton PD (912) 739-2121
Tax Commissioner (912) 739-1147
Tax Assessor (912) 739-3424
Voter Registration (912) 739-0708
DFCS (912) 739-1222

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