Cobb County Government

Accounting Division

 

Contact Number: 770-528-1271

The Accounting Division is responsible for collecting fines and fees as ordered by the Court on traffic and misdemeanor cases as well as restitution that is ordered by the Court. Fine payments on payable traffic citations are also collected.

The Accounting Division is also responsible for disbursing money collected by the court. For example, they refund cash bonds and disburse garnishment and restitution monies paid into the court. In addition, this division assists a large number of people both in person as well as on the phone and is also responsible for processing fine payments received by mail and on-line.

In Fiscal Year 2016 (October, 2015 - September, 2016), the State Court Clerk's Office collected $18 million in fines, fees, and court costs. After mandated deductions, 5.8 million was deposited in the County's general fund.

 

 

Cash Bond Refunds

A cash bond may be refunded only after a case is completed and all paperwork is signed by a Judge. A case is considered completed once the defendant has either gone before the judge and been sentenced, adjudicated not guilty, or the case has been dismissed. A cash bond can be refunded only to the person who posted the bond and whose name appears on the bond receipt. That person needs to bring the pink copy of the bond receipt (received at the time the bond was posted) to the Accounting Division located on the 2nd floor of the State Court Building. Proper I.D. is required to receive a bond refund. Once this criteria is met, your bond will be refunded by check.

 

 

Disbursement of Funds

Garnishment funds will be disbursed to the Plaintiff’s attorney, or to the Plaintiff if they are not represented by an attorney. Garnishment funds must be held for 21 days. After 21 days and provided that the proper paperwork has been filed, the Clerk will automatically disburse this money and mail it to the last known address of the Plaintiff’s attorney/Plaintiff. If you have a garnishment case pending with this Court it is extremely important to notify the Court in writing of any change of address.

 

 

Method of Payment

Court ordered restitution will be disbursed within approximately 30 days from the day that it is paid into the Court. This money will be mailed to the victim/recipient at his/her last known address. If you have restitution owed to you by this Court it is extremely important to notify the Court in writing of any change of address.

*Payable citations may be paid via the Internet by accessing the online ticket payment site and through an automated phone system by calling 1 (844) 865-5234.

*Please note if paying in person by credit card, the cardholder must appear in person to sign the charge slip.

 

 

Civil Filing Fees

We accept cash, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, Master Card or debit card.

No personal checks accepted.

For payment of a traffic/misdemeanor fine or payment of a traffic citation we accept cash, money order, cashier's check or if paying in person Visa and Master Card credit or debit card.

No personal checks accepted.

 

 

Traffic/Misdemeanor Fines

We accept traffic/misdemeanor fines and payment of traffic citations through the mail (money order or cashier's check - no cash please). Please include with your payment the defendant’s name, case/citation number(s) and court date.

For faster more efficient service and to avoid our peak hours you may want to appear after 11:00 a.m. when paying payable traffic citations or traffic/misdemeanor fines.

Courtroom Deputies

 

The principal function of the Courtroom Deputies Division is to assist the Judges in the courtrooms with all cases that are to be disposed of through the State Court. Courtroom Deputies assist in all court sessions and complete the records from court. They are the liaison between the Clerk’s Office, the Judges, and the courtroom. It is their responsibility to prepare all necessary paperwork and transport the cases to court where they are disposed of either by Settlement, Plea, Jury or Non-Jury trials. Courtroom Deputies are the keepers of all cases while in the courtrooms. They handle in rapid and accurate succession all paperwork necessary to complete the cases. The Courtroom Deputies are also responsible for distributing cases to the appropriate division of the Clerk’s Office after filing pleadings and docketing the necessary paperwork submitted during court. Courtroom Deputies must have a good working knowledge of law and procedures governing actions under the jurisdiction of the State Court of Cobb County.

 

 

Evidence

Courtroom Deputies mark and retain custody of all evidence presented at the time of trial. Evidence is kept for 30 days pending appeal and will be destroyed after 120 days if it is not picked up. Evidence will be released to the party/attorney that tendered it at trial after 30 days. The party/attorney who wishes to pick up evidence will need to come in and speak to a Courtroom Deputy, as each clerk is responsible for disposing of the evidence once the appeal time has expired according to the law and the retention schedule of this court.

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Judicial Administrative Technician II
Posting Date: December 13, 2017
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Open Until Filled: No
Grade Code: 9
Salary: $30,415.14 - $48,664.83
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
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Description: 
(1) Full-time Position Available

Essential Duties of a Judicial Administrative Technician II:

  • Performs extensive customer service and responds to requests for information from the public in person and on the phone
  • Inputs required information into the case management system
  • Disseminates forms; Receives, files, and scans documents
  • Receives, logs, and records various legal documents
  • Performs basic clerical functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Certain positions require cash handling
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong computer and data entry skills (Data Entry Test Required)
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Basic knowledge of any Word, Excel, or Adobe programs
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job
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EEO Statement:
  • Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
Employment Notice:
  • Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.
  • Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace.
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*Required Documents:                 Cobb County Application for Employment [PDF]
                                                        Applicant Questionnaire [PDF]

*Email required documents to:  StateCourtClerkEmployment@cobbcounty.org

Please Read:                                 Overview of Operations [PDF]

Optional Document:                    Resume

 

About

 

Important Notice

The Clerk of State Court and the deputy clerks in this office are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular state court process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this web site is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.

Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Cobb County Attorney Referral Service at 770-424-2947.

 

 

Our Mission

The Clerk of the State Court performs all administrative functions of the State Court as prescribed by law and court rules. This office is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of all court proceedings, including all traffic offenses, misdemeanors and certain civil actions. In addition, all monies of the court are received and disbursed by the clerk.

The office is organized into divisions that enable the office to perform its functions more efficiently for the judges and the general public. These divisions are Criminal, Civil, Courtroom Deputies and Accounting.

 

 

History of State Court

State Court BuildingThe State Court of Cobb County was established by the Georgia General Assembly in 1964 and began operating January 1, 1965. Originally named the Civil and Criminal Court of Cobb County, the name was subsequently changed to State Court of Cobb County. The Court has evolved from a Small Claims Court to one of unlimited jurisdiction over certain civil matters.

Having been created by local legislation, the State Court of Cobb County differs from State Courts in other Georgia counties. Jurisdictional questions may be found under local legislation in the Georgia Code Annotated. The Court currently has twelve (12) elected Judges, an elected Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk, an elected Solicitor General and an appointed Director of State Court Services. All elected officials serve 4-year terms.

 

 

 

Angie Davis, Clerk

Angie DavisAngie Davis was sworn in as Clerk of the Cobb County State Court in 2013 after having served as the Chief Deputy Clerk for over thirteen years.  Prior to serving as Chief Deputy Clerk, Angie served as Clerk and Court Administrator of the Cobb County Magistrate Court.

Angie attended Cobb County public schools before receiving her Bachelors Degree in English from Georgia Southern University in 1991. In 1996, she received her Masters in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University. She received a Certificate of Local Government Management in 1998 from the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Angie was also designated a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, the only nationally accredited court management program in the country, upon completing the National Center for State Court’s Court Executive Development Program in 1999.

Angie formerly served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators and was formerly a state-registered mediator through the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. She has conducted training in Mediation and Communication Skills at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

Angie is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cobb class of 1998 and currently serves on the Leadership Cobb Governing Board, She also serves on the Kennesaw State University Master of Public Administration Advisory Board.  She is a past nominee for the YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement and was named the 2013 Executive of the Year by the Cobb County Executive Support Professionals organization.  She is a founding member of 10 Women of Hope, a local non-profit which assists single mothers experiencing a financial emergency.  A resident of Cobb County for over 36 years, Angie and her husband, Shawn, attend Stonebridge Church in Marietta and live in West Cobb County with their two daughters. Riley and Reagan.


Robin Bishop, Chief Deputy Clerk

Robin BishopRobin Bishop was sworn in as Chief Deputy Clerk of the State Court of Cobb County in 2013.  In 2016 she and the Clerk, Angie Davis, ran unopposed for a newly elected term beginning January 2017.

Ms. Bishop began her county government service in 1994 as the Law Library Director for the Cobb County Judicial Circuit. She was later promoted to Judicial Program Coordinator for Superior Court Administration. After her service in the Courts, Ms. Bishop became the director of Keep Cobb Beautiful, until she was promoted to Cobb County Grants Development Specialist.  Ms. Bishop sat for vetted testing for the first group of certified grant professionals in the State of Georgia (GPC).  She held the GPC certification until her tenure began in the State Court of Cobb County.  Ms. Bishop owned and operated a grants and governance consulting firm for local governments and non-profits for six years prior to becoming Chief Deputy in 2013.

Ms. Bishop has an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University. She holds a Certificate of Local Government Management from the Carl Vinson Institute at the University of Georgia. She is a Cobb county native and Osborne High School graduate. She was in the first class of the Cobb Chamber’s Cobb Youth Leadership Program. She graduated from the adult Leadership Cobb Program in 1998.

Ms. Bishop’s  current community work includes: the YWCA of North Georgia; Academy of Women Leaders, Leadership Cobb Alumni committee and Alumni board, and is a member of Cobb Republican Women.  She has previously been awarded Cobb County Citizen of the year from the Smyrna Oakdale Moose Lodge, a Tribute to Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA, The Martha Logue Management Award from Cobb County Excel Alumni, and The Babe Atkins Byrne Ray of Hope Award from the Cobb Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  Ms. Bishop resides in Acworth with her husband Allan and their two daughters.

Contact

 

Accounting Information   770-528-1277
Civil Calendar Clerk
Case Initiation   770-528-1203
Garnishments   770-528-1218 
Docket   770-528-1224 or
770-528-1281
Calendar   770-528-1216 or
770-528-1217
Judgment/Orders   770-528-1222
Judgment/Fifas   770-528-1214
E-File   770-528-1212 or
770-528-1221
Misdemeanor Information   770-528-1246
Traffic Court Information   770-528-1264 or
770-528-1251
Traffic Violations Bureau   770-528-2660
Courtroom Deputies   770-528-1256
TTY   678-581-5436
Division I Judges
Post 1 Judge Allison Salter 770-528-1711
Post 2 Chief Judge Maria Golick 770-528-1761
Post 3 Judge John Morgan 770-528-1741
Post 4 Judge Jane Manning 770-528-1701
Post 5 Judge David P. Darden 770-528-1721
Post 6 Judge Toby Prodgers  770-528-1731
Post 7 Judge Carl Bowers 770-528-8001
Division II Judges
Traffic Division Judge Jason B. Fincher 770-528-1751
  Judge Marsha Lake 770-528-1771
  Judge Henry R. Thompson 770-528-1700
  Judge Bridgette Campbell 770-423-6800
  Judge Eric A. Brewton 770-528-8502