Costs

CIVIL CASES

General Civil Action

$210.00
  • Does not include applicable service fees, which are required in all cases excep: 1) family violence, 2)contempt actions involving child support and/or alimony, 3) abandoned motor vehicles, and 4) incoming transfers.
  • See below for additional sums in condemnation and bond validation cases.
 
Family Violence $   0.00
Incoming Transfer from Superior and State Court $  50.00
Incoming Transfer from Probate Court $175.00
Incoming Transfer from Magistrate Court $185.00
Abandoned Motor Vehicle - Filing Petition $152.00
    - Plus ADR fees up to $7.50, if applicable $   5.00
    - Motor Vehicle Judgment Certificate $   3.00
Condemnation and Validation of Bond Action Per Bond (up to 500 bonds) $   1.00
Condemnation and Validation of Bond Action Per Bond (over 500 bonds) $   0.50
Per Page for Recording $   1.50
Issuing Execution $   0.00

** The Newton County Clerk's Office DOES NOT ACCEPT personal checks for the payment of filing fees.**

** Make checks payable for filing costs plus local sheriff service to CLERK OF NEWTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT.  Out-of-county service should be paid by separate check payable to the serving official.  Any publication cost should be paid by separate check payable to the publisher and submitted to the clerk on filing.**

Motions or petitions filed 30 days after judgment or dismissal require that a new case file be started and new filing fees be paid. 


SHERIFF'S SERVICE FEES

Summons $50.00
Action from Another County $50.00
Per Garnishee Served (1st Copy) $50.00
    - 2nd and Subsequent Copy or Copies $ 6.00
Subpoena Service $10.00
Per Tenant in Dispossessory Action $25.00
Levying on Attachment $50.00
Taking Bonds in Criminal Cases $20.00
Search/Return of Nulla Bona $20.00

 ** To check on a pending service with the Newton County Sheriff's Department, please call 678-625-1400 (Civil Service Division).  

PUBLICATION COSTS - STANDARD NOTICE

Adoption  $60.00 
Divorce and Name Change  $80.00 
Trade Names $40.00

APPEALS TO COURT OF APPEALS AND SUPREME COURT

Preparation of Record (per page) $ 1.00
Transcript Filing and Submission (per transcript when Clerk is not required to recopy) $35.00
Copying Transcript when Required (per page) $ 1.00
Entering Remittitur $ 0.00
Per Seal and Certification (in addition to all other cost) $ 1.00
Costs for preparation and furnishing copy of the record of appeal in capital felony case to the Attorney General in accordance with O.C.G.A. 5-6-43  
    - Preparation of record, per page $ 5.00
    - Transcript $ 0.00
    - Clerk's Certificate $ 1.00

 RECORDING COSTS - DEEDS AND REAL ESTATE

  1st Page 2nd Page 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 Floor Plans $ 8.00 $8.00
Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request) $ 2.00 N/A

UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

  1st Page 2nd Page 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) $10.00 $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

LIENS AND GENERAL EXECUTION DOCKET

  1st Page 2nd Page and Over
General Execution or 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
All Lien Cancellation or Release per instrument $5.00 $2.00
Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request) $2.00 N/A

MISCELLANEOUS

Subpoena $5.00
Copy (unassisted) $0.50
Copy (assisted, all phone/mail requests) $1.00
Certified Copy (1st page) $2.50
Certified Copy (after 1st page) $0.50 (in office); $1.00 (mail or phone request)
Fax Copy (when applicable)** $2.50
Fax Copy (when applicable, after 1st page) $1.00

**This office does not fax copy requests as a daily rule.  In the event that a document must be faxed to an attorney, court, or other entity, the charges above apply.** 

PASSPORTS

NEW - Ages 16 and over (DS-11) $110.00
NEW - Ages 15 and under (DS-11) $ 80.00
EXPEDITE - Ages 16 and over (additional postage fee may apply) $170.00
EXPEDITE - Ages 15 and under (additional postage fee may apply) $140.00
    - NEW AND EXPEDITE APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE $ 25.00 (cash only)
RENEWAL - (DS-82) (see requirements for this application) $110.00
Amendment/Validation Application (DS-19) $  0.00
Lost or Stolen (DS-64) $  0.00
Statement of Consent (16 and under) $  0.00

PLEASE VISIT www.travel.state.gov for details on passports or visit the passport section of this website.

 NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

Issuance of New Certificate $42.00
Renewal $42.00
Certificate of Authority $  2.00

Notary applications are now online at www.gsccca.org .

TRADE NAME REGISTRATION

Registration of Trade Name $162.00
    - Plus Publication Cost to Publisher (The Covington News) $  40.00

OTHER RECORDINGS

Partnerships - General, Limited, and Amendments, each $210.00
Veteran's Discharge $  0.00
Bar Admission Documents $  0.00
All Other Miscellaneous Recordings $  5.00
    - Second page and over $  2.00