Where should I file my case?

You must file your case in the County in which the Defendant (the party you are suing) resides. This requirement is referred to as "venue."  All civil documents in Fulton County Magistrate Court are electronically filed at eFileGA.

Businesses - The type of business determines the proper venue for a business named as the defendant. For a sole proprietorship, the suit should be filed in the county in which the owner of the business resides. For a partnership, the suit should be filed in the county in which at least one of the owners resides. For a corporation, the suit should be filed in the county where the corporation has designated its registered office with the Secretary of State's Office.

Multiple Defendants - For multiple defendants, you can file your case in any County in which venue would be proper for at least one of the defendants, if they are jointly and severally liable.

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1. Are there any types of cases that cannot be filed in Magistrate Court?
2. Can I electronically file my case in the Magistrate Court?
3. Can the defendant file a late answer?
4. How do I electronically file my case?
5. How does one appeal a judgment?
6. How does one collect the award?
7. How does one prepare for the hearing?
8. How does the defendant know that he or she is being sued?
9. How does the plaintiff know that an answer has been filed?
10. Is there a cost to filing an answer or a counterclaim?
11. May I reschedule a court date?
12. The party who sued me actually owes me money. What can I do?
13. What do I bring to court?
14. What happens after the defendant is served with the Statement of Claim?
15. What happens if I file a case in the wrong court?
16. What is a default judgment?
17. What is the procedure for the hearing?
18. Where should I file my case?
19. Who may file a claim or have a claim filed against?