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Fulton County Superior Court

Fulton County Superior Court
Fulton County Superior Court Departments: Email Contacts;Administrative Services;Ex Parte Minutes;Media Requests;Notary Public Commissions;Board of Equalization;Civil & Criminal Records Request;Civil Division;Clerk s Cooperative Authority;Court Registry/Trust;Court Services;Civil & Criminal Records Request;Criminal Division;Name Changes;Superior Court Judges;Copy Request for Liens and Business Records;Credit Bureau Inquiries;Credit Report Inquiries;Docket Filing;Fiscal Services;General Information;Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse;Real-Estate Records;Recording Division;North Service Center;South Service Center;


FAQ ( frequently asked question )


A certified copy cannot be ordered at the same time. Certified copies are processed through a different office and must be requested first. ( Apostille Certificate - Fulton County Superior Court )

It cost $3 per document for normal processing. ( Apostille Certificate - Fulton County Superior Court )

No. Mailed requests are usually processed within one business day. ( Apostille Certificate - Fulton County Superior Court )

You can pay by check or money order. Make your check or money order payable to: GSCCCA. ( Apostille Certificate - Fulton County Superior Court )

Normal processing takes 1 business day, plus additional time for mailing. ( Apostille Certificate - Fulton County Superior Court )

It will be returned by the type of return envelope you provide (i.e. a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or airbill). Return service by fax or email is not available. ( Apostille Certificate - Fulton County Superior Court )

The filing fee for all civil actions is $215.00 for the first plaintiff and defendant. Each additional party is $8.00. Divorce cases are filed for $220.00 and there is also a Sheriff’s service fee of $50.00 per service. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

You can research using a case number or name of any party related in the case. Click on the link below and then click on all records to bring up the search. Records Inquiry ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

The forms are available in the Fulton County Law Library. They are also available from a legal source such as an attorney or paralegal. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Locate your case in the records search (using the link below). When you locate your case, click on the Case Number on the left side of the screen. This opens the Register of Actions. The judge assigned to your case is listed in the upper right corner. Records Inquiry ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

To obtain your court date information, call (404) 612-5344 or (404) 612-5345. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

You can verify your records have been filed by locating your case in the records search (using the link below) or by calling (404) 612-5344 or (404) 612-5345. Records Inquiry ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

You can get a copy of your divorce records at the Closed File Room on the first floor of Fulton County Superior Court, 136 Pryor Street. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

The Clerk of Superior Court Office does not provide notary services. You can get various documents notarized by the Magistrate Court (suite TG300 in the Justice Center Tower) or the Family Law Information Center (located on the 7th floor of the Justice Center Tower). The Justice Center Tower is located at 185 Central Avenue. Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 or you may call (404) 521-1227 for additional assistance. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

For assistance with "how to file protective orders,please contact the One Stop Family Division , located on the 8th Floor of the Lewis Slaton Courthouse (136 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303). (404) 612-0505 ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

If you want to begin the process of adoption, please seek legal council. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Contact the Child Support office at 844-694-2347 or stop by their office at 1526 East Forrest Ave. Suite 300, East Point. Division of Child Support Services ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

WRIT OF FIERI FACIAS (FiFa) REQUEST How to request a Writ of Fieri Facias (FiFa) for a Superior Court case? For eFiled cases: Submit a notarized affidavit for issuance of Fifa through eFileGa.  The affidavit should reiterate the judgment amount and state whether any amount has been paid toward the judgment or not.  Mail-in a copy of the filed in office affidavit and a self-addressed stamped envelope, along with the $25 recording fee made payable to the Clerk of Superior Court For manually filed cases: Mail-in a notarized affidavit for issuance of FIFA with an original signature.  The affidavit should reiterate the judgment amount and state whether any amount has been paid toward the judgment or not.  Mail-in the $25 recording fee made payable to the Clerk of Superior Court, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. ( Civil Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

The Clerk's office can provide you with the information if it has been assigned in the computer system. Our office does not schedule court dates nor do we assign public defenders to cases. These functions are performed by the Judge's case managers and the public defender's office respectively. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

The Clerk's office can provide you with the information if it has been assigned in the computer system. Our office does not schedule court dates nor do we assign public defenders to cases. These functions are performed by the Judge's case managers and the public defender's office respectively. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Please contact the Public Defender's office at 55 Park Place, Atlanta GA 30303. (404)-612-5200 ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

You may get a copy of such records from our office by walking into our records division, and paying for the copies. You may also write us requesting the records with payment included for the copies. Please include your case number for such written requests. The fee schedule and mailing address are available on the Clerk's website www.fultonclerk.org. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Please contact the warrant's division at 160 Pryor street 1st floor, if you need to take out a warrant on another person. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Please contact the nearest police department to you, or contact the District Attorney's office for all types of criminal complaints. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Expungement applications can be obtained from the District Attorney's office at 136 Pryor Street, 3rd floor Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 612-4980. However you will also need a certified copy of the disposition of your case. You may get a copy of such records from our office by walking into our records division, and paying for the copies. You may also write us requesting the records with payment included for the copies. Please include your case number for such written requests. The fee schedule and mailing address are available on the Clerk's website http://www.fultonclerk.org. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

Most Judges start court at 9.00am; however, your notice will usually indicate the time that you are required to appear in court. ( Criminal Division - Fulton County Superior Court )

A notary public is a person of demonstrated integrity appointed by a Clerk of Superior Court to serve the public as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations, and performing other acts authorized by law. Notaries are required to follow specific guidelines and exercise common sense judgement and discretion when executing their office. ( Notary Commissions - Fulton County Superior Court )

In order to be appointed as a Notary Public in Fulton County, one must: •Be a resident of Georgia •Be a resident of Fulton County •Be at least 18 years of age •Be capable of reading and writing the English language ( Notary Commissions - Fulton County Superior Court )

You must first complete an online application for Notary Public Commission. The application is located online at www.gsccca.org . All applications must be completed electronically. There are no paper applications. Fill out the form completely- including any criminal convictions (with the exception of minor traffic offenses) you have had.  All notary applicants (new and renewal) must submit a Sheriff’s office issued criminal background check with their application.     *Exemption for attorneys only - Must present a current Georgia Bar card. In addition, all new notary applicants must complete the online notary training and complete the online exam available at https://elearn.gsccca.org . There is a $10 fee associated with completion of the class and final exam. Applicants must achieve a score of 90% or higher.  This certificate shall be presented with your completed application.      *Exemption for attorneys only - Must present a current Georgia Bar card. Do Not sign application. Application must be signed in front of clerk’s office employee. Have two other residents of Fulton County who are not related to you, have known you for at least one month and are at least 18 years of age to fill out the endorsement sections of the applications attesting to your good moral character. Present the notary public commission application in person at any Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court’s office along with verification of your Fulton County residency such as a driver’s license or a valid Fulton County voter registration card. The fee is $51.00. Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, money order or debit or credit card. ( Notary Commissions - Fulton County Superior Court )

A notary commission in the State of Georgia is four (4) years. ( Notary Commissions - Fulton County Superior Court )

You can renew your notary commission a minimum of 30 days before your commission expiration date by logging on to the GSCCA website at www.gsccca.org and completing the online renewal application. You may then present your application along with your notary training certificate of completion and a certified background check (issued by an area law enforcement office -no more than 30 days old) in person at any Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Court’s Office or mail it to 136 Pryor St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303 ATTN: Notary Division. The cost to apply in person is $51.00. Renewals by mail are $56.00. NOTE: It is imperative to renew your commission prior to your expiration date. Once your commission has expired, you will need to apply as a new applicant and all new applications require in person submissions. ( Notary Commissions - Fulton County Superior Court )

For more information on being a Notary Public and the specific rules and regulations governing your commission you can visit the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority website at www.gsccca.org. Here you can view the basic notarial guidelines, purchase an official Georgia Notary Handbook ($10.00) and even take an online course to keep your knowledge and skills sharp during your commission. ( Notary Commissions - Fulton County Superior Court )

No, passports can only be paid for using check, money order or cashier's check. *Passport Processing Fees ($35 per application) can be paid using in-state check, money order, cashier's check or credit cards. ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

To apply for your passport, you will need the following: • DS-11 (Passport Application) •Original or Certified Birth Certificate w/ parental information shown • Check or Money Order • Passport Photo with a white or light gray background (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart) • State or Government Issued ID ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

• Routine Service may take up to 11 weeks • Expedited Service may take up to 7 weeks.  To possibly obtain your passport sooner, please contact the U.S. Department of State's Regional Passport office located at 230 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. 1-877-487-2778. You must have a confirmed appointment, be within a 14-day window of your travel date, and have proof of travel. ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

Teenagers, ages 16-17, with their own identification can apply for a passport by themselves; however, it is recommended that at least one parent appears in person with the child to identify him/her and to show parental awareness. ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

*Yes, if it was issued over 15 years ago You can renew by mail if all of the following are TRUE  •Your most recent US passport book is undamaged and can be submitted with your application •Was issued within the last 15 years •Was at least 16 years old when your most recent passport book and/or card was issued •Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government issued document evidencing your legal name change. ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

•US Passport Book-is valid for International travel by air, sea, or land. •US Passport Card-is valid when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. NOT VALID FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BY AIR ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

Passports are good for: •10 years for adults •5 years for minors under the age of 16 ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

No; however, •You may contact the official Department of State website at travel.state.gov or contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) via toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7793) and NPIC@state.gov . Customer Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.- 10:00p.m.  Eastern Time (excluding federal holidays).  Automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For life or death emergencies (after hours) 1-202-647-4000 •NPIC@state.gov ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

The passport fees for applicants are as follows: • Routine Service for adults age 16 and older-$130.00, for minors $100.00. • Expedited Service for adults $190.00, for minors $160.00 • Optional Overnight Return Service from US Dept of State, adults $18.32 and minors $18.32 • Separate Processing Fee for Clerk of Superior Court is $35.00 per application (In-state check, money order, cashier's check or credit card). ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

• Apply is person with a DS-11 and DS-64 forms You can find those forms in the Acceptance Facility or on travel.state.gov ( Passport - Fulton County Superior Court )

No. If you have questions regarding a property, deed or lien index, you must conduct the research  or contact a title search company. ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )

The website that allows real-estate records search is with the link: Link ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )

Recording Indexing Reproduction ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )

If you need to request a copy of the document through the mail, please send a letter indicating the type of document and the book and page number of the document. The cost is one dollar ($1.00) per page. If you need a court certified copy, the cost is two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for the first page of the document and fifty cents ($0.50) for each additional page. The mailing address for the Record Room is : Cathelene "Tina" Robinson Clerk of Superior Court 136 Pryor St., CG13 Atlanta, GA 30303 Or call: 404-613-5286 or 404-613-5287 ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )

The foreclosure properties that are sold in Fulton County are advertised in the legal notices sections of Fulton County Daily Report once a week for four (4) weeks prior to the sale of the property. Foreclosure properties are sold the first Tuesday of every month between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the front steps of the Courthouse. ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )

By visiting Superior Court Record room you verify if the trade name y is being used by another party in Fulton County. If the name is not in use, then you must submit a trade name application and a one hundred sixty-one dollars and fifty cent ($163.50) processing fee. You can obtain a copy of the trade name application by clicking on the link below. Once completed you may file it with the Superior Clerk Recording division Located at: 136 Pryor Street SW Suite TG200 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 or send a self-addressed envelope to the address above. Trade Name Application ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )

After recording and processing the documents, the original documents are returned by mail. ( Real Estate - Fulton County Superior Court )
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