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Fee Schedule

Fee schedule is shown as a courtesy.  Any and all fees are subject to change without notice.  If any questions arise, please call our office or default/refer to current fees in effect statewide as shown in O.C.G.A. 15-6-77.

Recording Costs - Deeds & Real Estate

Deeds, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Cancellation Security Deed, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Assignments of Security Deeds (per deed assigned)
$5.00
Other recording on deed record, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request per each cross reference
$2.00

General Execution & Lien Docket Fees

General Execution of Lien Recording, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Materialman’s Liens, Notices, Bonds, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Lis Pendens, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Hospital Lien, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Federal Tax Lien, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
All Lien Cancellation or Release per instrument, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request)
$2.00

Uniform Commercial Code & Personal Property Fees

Financing Statement (UCC-1), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Financing Statement with Assignment(UCC-1), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$20.00 / $2.00
Real Estate Notice Filing (UCC-2), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Amendment or Assignment (UCC-3), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Continuation (UCC-3), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Termination or Release (UCC-3), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$10.00 / $2.00
Personal Property Lien (Non-UCC), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Personal Property Cancellation  (Non-UCC), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00
Personal Property Recording (Other), 1st Page / Each additional Page
$5.00 / $2.00

Plat Fees

Plats & Floorplans, 1st Page / Each additional Page
$8.00 / $8.00

* 1 original Plat & Floorplan are required for recording, PLUS 1 CD in Tif format at 200 dpi, signed in contrasting ink as well as being signed off on by Planning and Zoning or having certification of surveyor.  Plat and CD have to match. Please refer to July 1st, 2012 plat law changes for further information.

Civil Cases - State & Superior Court

General Civil
$205.00
Plus applicable service fees.  ALL cases except:

  1. Family Violence
  2. Abandoned Motor Vehicle actions
  3. Incoming Transfers

See below for additional sums in condemnation and bond validation cases.

State, municipalities, counties, political subdivisions or agencies are exempt from $15 POPIDF-B and $125 Judicial Operations Fund fees.

Motions or petitions requesting an order filed 30 or more days after judgment or dismissal require a new action filing cost.

No Fees For...
Contempt Actions for Alimony or Child Support 19-6-28(a)
Unemployment Compensation Appeal 34-8-251
Family Violence 15-6-77(e)(4)
Appeals from the DDS not collected in advance, but may be assessed later 40-5-66
Forfeiture of property filed on behalf of the State
Incoming Transfer from Superior Court
$50.00
Incoming Transfer from Probate Court
$175.00
Incoming Transfer from Magistrate Court
$50.00
Appeals from Lower Courts (same as General Civil Fee)
$205.00

Abandoned Motor Vehicle (Effective July 1, 2011)
Filing Affidavit
$10.00
Motor Vehicle Judgement Certificate
$0.00

Condemnation & Validation 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
$60.00
Divorce & 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

Sheriff's Service Fees

Per Copy Served (General)
$50.00
Action from Another County
$50.00
Per Garnishee Served (1st Copy)
$50.00
Per Garnishee Served (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
$20.00
Search/Return of nulla bona
$20.00

Partnerships

General, Limited and Amendments, each
$205.00

Other Recording

Description
1st Page
2nd Page & 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
$42.00
Renewal
$42.00
Certificate of Authority
$2.00

Trade Name Registration

Registration
$162.00
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 / Each page after first
$2.50 / $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 / Each page after first
$2.50 / $1.00
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