Filing Fees

The following is a list of current fees for the Magistrate Court of Fulton County. These fees are subject to change. Call the Cashier's Office at 404-613-5360 with questions about the fees. The Court does not accept personal checks. Money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks and business checks are accepted. Do not mail cash. Filing fees for Fulton County Magistrate Court increased on September 1, 2016 pursuant to O.C.G.A. 15-10-80 and O.C.G.A. 36-15-9. Basic filing fees will increased from $54.00 to $60.00. Other surcharges will apply for service fees and additional defendants. Go to the Fulton Magistrate Court website for more details or visit the Court's e-file website.

Criminal Actions

Type of Application
Application for Criminal Arrest Warrant (Includes Warrants for Child Abandonment, Criminal Arrest, Felony Bad Check) $20.00

Civil Actions

Lawsuits (Small Claims)

Type of Lawsuit Service                                                                                                                            
Marshal Service Fee (Per Defendant) $50.00
Each Additional Defendant $8.00


Type of Garnishment Service                                                                                                      
Garnishments With One Defendant With No Service $60.00
Marshal Service Fee (1st Service)
Marshal service Fee (Each Additional Service)  $6.00
Additional Garnishees (After Original Filing)  $25.00
Marshal Service of Orders  $10.00
Each Additional Party  $8.00

Dispossessory Action

Type of Dispossessory Action                                                                                              
Writ of Possessions/Eviction $75.00
Proceeding Against Tenant Holding Over (Dispossessory Action)
Marshal Service Fee $35.00
Each Additional Defendant After First $8.00

Distress Warrants

Type of Warrant                                                                                                           
Distress Warrants
Marshall Service Fee $50.00
Each Additional Defendant $8.00

Motor Vehicle Foreclosure

Type of Foreclosure                                                                                              
Foreclosure of Abandoned Motor Vehicles (Filing)
Certified Copy Fee $14.00

Writ of Fieri Facias

Type of Writ                                                                                                                                                                 
Writ of Fieri Facias (Recording Fi-Fa. on GED, Payable to Superior Court) $29.00

Marshall Service Fees

Type of Service                                                                                                 
Backing Fee
Bill of Sale $10.00
Civil Arrest Orders $5.00
Interrogatories $10.00
Levy Fee $15.00
Mechanic's Liens (Per Defendant) $25.00
Nulla Bona $10.00
Orders $10.00
Recording Fee $25.00
Settling Fee $10.00
Subpoenas $10.00