Cobb County Government

 

Notice to all persons filing Civil or Garnishment Cases in the State Court Clerk's Office of Cobb County: Please see State Requirements for Redacting Personal Information at O.C.G.A. §9-11-7.1

 

 

Contact Number: 770-528-1216

The employees of this division are responsible for filing and processing lawsuits, garnishments, evictions, personal property foreclosures and collecting cost adherent thereto. Other duties include docketing any type of pleading filed on these cases. The Civil Division collects garnishment funds on all State Court garnishment cases. This division also schedules and publishes calendars for seven (7) State Court Division I Judges.

Deputy Clerks are available by phone to check the status of civil cases. For phone assistance, please have your case number available when possible.

 

 

Leave of Absence

When filing a Motion for Leave of Absence, an original leave must be filed for each case, or, if filing one leave and attaching a list of cases, a copy must be provided to be filed in each case. The Court does not require an order to be filed with each case; the Court has a standing order.

File Retrieval

Civil Cases: Currently, ten years of cases are kept on location at the State Court Clerk's Office. All cases filed prior to 2005, once completed, are stored off site. These cases can be ordered for a fee of $7 which is payable in advance or viewed on microfilm or the court's document imaging system.

Case Searches

Eviction Cases: Currently, ten years of cases are kept on location at the State Court Clerk's Office. All cases filed prior to 2006, once completed, are stored off site. These cases can be ordered for a fee of $7 which is payable in advance or viewed on microfilm or the court's document imaging system.

Evictions

Eviction proceedings are handled in the Civil Division of the State Court Clerk’s Office. They are sometimes referred to as a Dispossessory, a Dispossessory Warrant, a Dispo or a Proceeding against Tenant Holding Over. This proceeding is filed by the homeowner or an attorney acting on their behalf against a tenant, which they have a legal right to evict.

Garnishments

Garnishments are filed in the Civil Division of the State Court Clerk’s Office. A garnishment is filed against a party as a means of collecting a judgment that has been entered. There are several types of Garnishments. The two most common types are a Regular Garnishment and a Continuing Garnishment.