Courts


There are a number of courts in Burke County.  They have varying jurisdiction depending on the amount of the dispute and the severity of the crime.  The tabs to the left under Courts will give you more information on each court related office.  The Burke County Superior Court is part of the Augusta Judicial Circuit.  For more information on Superior Court check out the Augusta Judicial Circuit website.

 

 

COST & FEE SCHEDULE

 

 

Acceptable payment types are cash, moneyorder, cashier check, business check only

A fee of $30.00 will be charged for any check  returned by the financial institution.

 

CIVIL CASES–SUPERIOR & STATE COURTS

General Civil/Domestic                                                                                 $210.00

 

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.

Family Violence

NoFee

Incoming Transfers from:

Superior and State Court

Probate Court

Magistrate Court

$50.00

$50.00

$210.00

Publication Costs–Standard Notice

Adoption*

Divorce and Name Change*

$60.00

$80.00

Appeals  from Lower Courts  (same as GeneralCivil fee)

$210.00

 

 

Condemnation and Validation of Bond Action

 

Per Bond

To be collected at conclusion of action inaddition to General Civil Costs above

up to 500 bonds

$1.00

over 500 bonds

$.50

Per page for recording

$1.50

Subpoena

$5.00

Issuing  Execution

$0.00

 

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

Taking bonds in criminal cases

$20.00

Search/return of nulla bona

$20.00


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

·    Preparation of record, per page

·    Transcript

·    Clerks Certificate

 

 

 

 

$5.00

Nofee

$1.00

 

NOTARY PUBLIC

Issuance of New Certificate

$42.00

Renewal

$42.00

Certificate of Authority

$2.00

 

PARTNERSHIPS

General, Limited and Amendments, each                                                     $210.00

 

 

TRADE NAME REGISTRATION

Registration

$162.00

Publication Cost–Standard Notice*

$40.00

 

OTHER RECORDING                                                     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

 

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS

Copy, Uncertified, if no assistance required, 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 8½x 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 judgment as provided in OCGA 40-9-40

$3.00

*Publication Costs are made payable to the Legal Organ: The True Citizen.


SUPERIOR & STATE COURT OF BURKE COUNTY

REAL ESTATE COST & FEE SCHEDULE

 

 

Acceptable payment types are cash, money order, cashier check  or business check.

A fee of $30.00 will be charged for any check  returned by the financial institution.

 

RECORDING COSTS --DEEDS AND REAL ESTATE

 

1st Page

2nd and Over

Deeds

$10.00

$2.00

Cancellation of Security Deed

$10.00

$2.00

Assignments of Security Deeds

Per Deed Assigned

 

$5.00

 

 

Other Recording on Deed Record

$10.00

$2.00

Plats, Maps and Condominium Floorplans

$8.00

$8.00

Cross-indexing to previous instrument

(mandatory or by request)

$2.00

N/A

 

LIENS AND GENERAL EXECUTION DOCKET

 

1st Page

2nd and Over

General Executionor 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

AllLien 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)

$10.00

$2.00

Financing Statement with Assignment (UCC-1)

$20.00

$2.00

Real Estate Notice Filing (UCC-2)

$5.00

$2.00

Amendment or Assignment (UCC-3)

$10.00

$2.00

Continuation (UCC-3)

$10.00

$2.00

Termination or Release (UCC-3)

$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

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