SCHEDULE OF FILING FEES AND COURT COSTS

SUPERIOR AND STATE COURT

MAGISTRATE COURT

NOTICE: The following schedule of statutory filing fees and court court costs may be relied upon generally for calculation of amounts that must be paid as a prerequisite to filing instruments of obtaining services from the Clerk's Office. However, to ascertain for certain how much the fees are for specific transactions, you may call the office (phone 912.876.3625) or email the clerk at clerk@libertycountyga.com.

SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING OR USE RIGHT SCROLL ARROW TO GO TO SELECTED TYPE OF COURT COSTS. TO RETURN TO THIS INDEX, CLICK ON THE LINK HEADING.
Abandoned Motor Vehicle Deeds Personal Property
Adoption Divorce Plats
Appeals Execution Publication Costs
Bar Admission Family Violence Sheriff's Service
Bond Action Financing Statement Trade Name
Civil Cases Liens Transfers
Copies Miscellaneous UCC (Uniform Commercial Code)
Corporations Notary Public Veteran Discharge


SUPERIOR COURT AND STATE COURT

CIVIL CASES
  • General Civil -- $212.00, 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. Motions or petitions requesting an order filed 30 or more days after judgment or dismissal require a new action filing cost. Sheriff's service fees: $50.00 (except for dispossessory, which is $25.00 per person served).
  • State Court Civil --$212.00, plus applicable service fees. Sheriff's service fees: $50.00 (except for dispossessory, which is $25.00 per person served).
  • Family Violence Petitions. No filing or sheriff's service fees.
  • Abandoned Motor Vehicle. -- superior court $10.00; magistrate court $10.00.
  • Incoming Transfer -- from another superior court $50.00; from probate court $180.00; from another county magistrate court $190.00; from this county magistrate court $168.00 (Minus the $22.00 already collected).
  • Motions or petitions requesting an order filed 30 or more days after judgment or dismissal require a new action filing cost -- same as filing fee for new case in superior court.
  • 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 -- $.50.
  • Per page for recording -- $1.50.
  • Subpoena -- $5.00.
  • Issuing Execution -- $.00.
  • Motor Vehicle Judgment Certificate -- $3.00.


PUBLICATION COSTS -- STANDARD NOTICE
  • Adoption -- $60.00.
  • 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.
  • Transcript Filing and Submission, per transcript -- $1.00.
  • Copying Transcript Where Required, per page -- $1.50.
  • Preparation of Transcript When Clerk Not Required to Recopy -- $35.00.
  • Entering Remittitur -- $0.00.
  • Per Seal and Certification (in addition to all other costs) --$2.00.


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 -- $25.00
  • Levying on attachment -- $50.00
  • Summoning each witness -- $10.00
  • Search/return of nulla bona -- $20.00

RECORDING COSTS -- DEEDS AND REAL ESTATE
  • Deeds -- $10.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page. View real estate records online at the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority website.
  • Materialmen Liens -- $ 5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Cancellation of Security Deed -- $10.00 for first page of each security deed to be cancelled and $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 per deed cancelled for cross-referencing/indexing
  • Cancellation of Liens -- $ 5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 per cancellation for cross-referencing/indexing.
  • Assignments of Security Deeds -- Per Deed Assigned -- $ 5.00, plus $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 for cross-referencing/indexing.
  • Other Recording on Deed Record -- $10.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 per instrument if cross-referencing/indexing required.
  • Plats, Maps and Condominium Floor plans -- $ 8.00 per page.

**Effective July 1, 2008, Act. No. 429 (House Bill 1018) requires payment of a $2.00 per entry cross-referencing fee when the clerk of superior court is required to cross-reference or cross-notate any instrument that is "to be cross-indexed, cancelled, satisfied, or released or when a party requests the clerk to cross-index an instrument that is not otherwise required by law to be cross-indexed to any other previously recorded or affected document). To view Act No. 429, click here: ACT 429.


LIENS AND GENERAL EXECUTION DOCKET
  • Execution or Lien Recording -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Cancellation or Release or GED -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 per cancellation/release for cross-referencing/indexing.
  • Lis Pendens -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 per lis pendens for cross-referencing/indexing.
  • Lis Pendens, Cancellation, or Release -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 per lis pendens for cross-referencing/indexing.
  • Hospital Lien, Hospital Lien Cancellation or Release -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 for cross-referencing/indexing.
  • Federal Tax Lien or Federal Tax Lien Discharge -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Federal Tax Lien Release or Subordination -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page, plus $2.00 for cross-referencing/indexing.

UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
  • Financing Statement (UCC-1) -- $10.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page. Visit the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority's site and learn about the Uniform Commercial Code services available in Georgia.
  • Financing Statement with Assignment (UCC-1) -- $20.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Real Estate Notice Filing (UCC-2) -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Amendment or Assignment (UCC-3) -- $10.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Continuation (UCC-3) -- $10.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Termination or Release (UCC-3) -- $10.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Personal Property Lien (Non-UCC) -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Personal Property Cancellation (Non-UCC) -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.
  • Personal Property Recording Other -- $ 5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.


PARTNERSHIPS
  • General, Limited and Amendments, each $212.00.

OTHER RECORDING
  • Veteran Discharge -- No fee for filing.
  • Bar Admission Documents -- No fee for filing.
  • All Other Recording -- $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page.

NOTARY PUBLIC
  • Issuance of New Certificate -- $42.00.
  • Renewal -- $42.00.
  • Certificate of Authority -- $2.00.

*Fees for notary public applications were reduced from $162 to $37 effective March 16, 2011 as the result of enactment of HB 41.


TRADE NAME REGISTRATION


MISCELLANEOUS COSTS
  • Copy, Uncertified, per page -- $.50.
  • Copy, Uncertified, if assistance is required, per page -- $1.00.
  • Copy, Certified or Exemplified, first page -- $2.50.
  • Each page after first -- $.50.
  • Copy, Oversize, Larger than 8½" x 14", per page -- $2.00.
  • Computer Printouts, per page or equivalent -- $2.50.
  • Copy, Faxed or Electronic, first page -- $2.50; each additional page, $1.00.


MAGISTRATE COURT FILING FEES

Type Legal Action Item Amount
Civil Actions Filing Costs $49.00
Sheriff's Service/each defendant to be served $50.00
Garnishments Sheriff's Service on Garnishee (1st Copy) $50.00
Sheriff's Service/each additional garnishee to be served $6.00
Filing Costs $49.00
Dispossessory Total + $25 for each additional defendant $49.00
Eviction/Serving Writ of Possession. Make check payable to Liberty County Sheriff's Dept. $25.00
Levy and Execution Issuance of Writ of Fi. Fa. $4.00
Recording Fi. Fa. on GED (payable to Clerk of Superior Court) $5.00
Post Judgment Interrogatories Canceling Writ of Fi. Fa. on GED $5.00
Within 30 days of date of judgment $10.00
More than 30 days from date of judgment $10.00
Abandoned Motor Vehicles Lien Foreclosure Affidavit Filing costs $10.00
Subpoenas Filing costs $5.00
Criminal Warrant Applications Fee for application, irrespective of whether warrant/citation issued $10.00
"Bad Check" Warrant Application Fee for application, irrespective of whether or not warrant/citation issued $5.00

*Note: The filing fees and court costs enumerated above were effective as of May 12, 2010, but are subject to change as Georgia laws are enacted. If you have questions concerning any fee or court cost, contact the Office of the Clerk of Courts, Liberty County, by phoning (912) 876-3625 or by e-mail at clerk@libertycountyga.com.

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