Cobb County Government

What amount can I file for?

The principal amount on the judgment may not exceed $15,000.00 when filing a garnishment in Magistrate Court. If the principal amount of your judgment is over $15,000, the garnishment must be filed in a higher court. The court cost awarded for the civil filing, as well as, the cost for filing the garnishment may be included. As long as there is a balance on the awarded judgment, a garnishment may be filed.