Henry County Superior Court - Judicial Division
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Judicial Division

Address: No. 1 Courthouse Square, McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-8022 / TTY: (770) 288-6818 
Case Management Docket Search

The Judicial Division, also called “Court Records Division,” is responsible for receiving, filing, processing, storing, as well as retrieving civil, criminal, domestic, and adoption court records for the Superior Court.

This division provides support for the Superior Court Judges through the management of case files and attendance in court.

Through the Judicial Division a citizen can appeal a decision from a lower court hearing in a civil or criminal matter, file for an adoption of a child or adult, foreign judgment or obtain a Fi.Fa. (A Fi.Fa. is a document authorizing seizure of property to satisfy a judgment.) This division is also responsible for payment and disbursement of funds in the registry (escrow) accounts as directed by the Court.

Civil Cases: Cost Schedule 

  • General Civil - $211.50
    Civil Actions Included: Adoptions, Modifications, Contempt & Miscellaneous, and other Civil Cases. Per O.C.G.A. 15-6-77(e)(2), O.C.G.A. 36-15-9, O.C.G.A. 47-14-50, O.C.G.A. 47-16-60, O.C.G.A. 15-23-7(G)]; HB1EX.
  • Domestic Civil Actions (Divorce) - $211.50
    Per O.C.G.A. 15-6-77(e)(2), O.C.G.A. 36-15-9, O.C.G.A. 47-14-50, O.C.G.A. 47-16-60, O.C.G.A. 15-23-7(G)]
  • Post-Judgment proceedings filed 30 or more days after judgment or dismissal require a new action case number but exempt for additional fees except for as provided for in OCGA 15-6-77 filing cost. $ 58.00
  • Family Violence - No Fee

Incoming Transfers

  • Transfer from Superior and State Court: $50.00
  • Transfer from Probate Court: $175.00
  • Transfer from Magistrate Court: $185.00
  • Appeals from Lower Courts (same as General Civil fee): $211.50

Appeals to Supreme Court & Court of Appeals

  • Preparation of Record, per page: $1.00
  • Copying Transcript, per page: $1.00
  • Preparation of Transcript when clerk is not required to recopy: $35.00
  • Entering Remittitur - $0.00
  • Per Seal and Per Certification: (in addition to all other costs) $2.00

Publication Costs

  • Adoption: Contact The Daily Herald for details
  • Divorce/name change: Contact The Daily Herald for details
  • Trade name:
    • $40.00 PUBLICATION FEE TO: Henry Daily Herald ( 200 words)
    • $60.00 PUBLICATION FEE ( OVER 200 WORDS )

Miscellaneous Costs

  • Copy, Certified or Exemplified, first page (per OCGA 15-6-77 (g) : $2.50
  • Certified copies per additional page: $0.50
  • Regular copies (per OCGA 15-6-77 (G) ), unassisted per page: $0.50
  • Regular copies (per OCGA 15-6-77 (G) ), assisted per page: $1.00
  • Copy, Oversize, Larger than 8 ½" x 14", per page $2.50
  • Computer Printouts, per page or equivaent: $2.50
  • Facsimile services or Electronic, first page: $2.50
  • Facsimile services per additional page: $1.00
  • Certificate of pending action or unsatisfied judgement as provided in OCGA 40-9-40 & 40-9-60: $3.00

Sheriff's Service Fees

  • Per copy served, general: $50.00
  • Action from another County: $50.00
  • Search/return of nulla bona: $20.00
  • Subpoena (all Civil & Domestic, per subpoena; Per OCGA 15-6-77 (g) (11): $5.00
  • Condemnation and Validation of Bond Action Per Bond: To be collected at conclusion of action in addition to General Civil Cost:
    • Up to 500 Bonds - $1.00
    • Over 500 Bonds - $.50
  • Per page for recording: $1.50
  • Subpoena: $5.00
  • Issuing Execution: $0.00

The Clerk's Office accepts checks, cash or money orders. Please make checks payable to Clerk of Superior Court.

We acept all major debit & credit cards:
Please note that there is a 5% service fee charged by a third party company, Governments Window, LLC, to cover the cost of this secure and convenient payment service.

Mailing Address:
Clerk of Superior Court
1 Courthouse Square
McDonough, GA 30253

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Civil & Criminal (Misdemeanor), Traffic Tickets - State Court: (770) 898-7600
  • Small Claims, Warrants - Magistrate Court: (770) 288-7700
  • Births, Death Certificates, Guardianship, Gun Permits, Wills, Passports - Probate Court: (770) 288-7600
  • Flint Circuit on Family Violence: (770) 954-9229
  • Georgia Legal Services: (404) 894-7707

To transfer a case from one county/state to another, make check payable to the county/state the case is being transferred to. The filing fee is $50.00.

The Superior Court Clerk’s Office does not provide blank forms for any type of filings.

The Superior Court Clerk’s Office has no attorney referral service, or list available. Refer to your local yellow pages for attorney information.

The Superior Court Clerk’s Office employees are prohibited from giving any type of legal advice.

Civil actions filed PRO SE; the person filing must know how to style the documents legally and correctly. This office is unable to offer any type of legal advice on how to prepare documents for submission to this court.

Any documents submitted to this court for filing must be notarized prior to filing. The Clerk’s are unable to notarize any documents being filed in our court.

Examples of Filings

  • I. Civil Cases
    • General Civil
    • Domestic Civil (Divorce)
    • Civil, Criminal or Domestic Appeal
    • Name Change Petition
    • Legitimation Petition
    • Condemnation Petition
    • Modification Petition
    • Contempt Petition
    • Worker’s Compensation Petition
    • Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement
    • Support Act Petition
    • Family Violence Petition
  • II. Criminal Indictments: Criminal Accusations
  • III. Subpoenas: Witness/Deposition/Production of Documents
  • IV. Adoptions: Records are sealed and are not available to the public. An order signed by a Superior Court Judge is the only venue to opening a sealed adoption.

How to Locate Records

To locate judicial records, it is time saving to have the following information:

  1. Names of the plaintiff/defendant
  2. Date the case was filed
  3. For divorces, the date the case was filed or date of final decree


Copy machines are available to the public should copies of any documents within the case file (except adoptions) be needed.

Certified copies may be obtained by request for an additional cost.