Civil Service

Civil Section

The Civil Section is tasked with the responsibility of preparing and serving civil processes received from the Courts of Cobb County, as well as other jurisdictions. In addition to process service, this section executes court orders that include the completion of Evictions, Writs of Possession and the collection of other judgments issued by the courts.

 

Sheriff’s Fee Schedule

 

The Sheriff’s Fee Schedule is defined and controlled by state legislature. The fees set forth are known to be accurate at the time of publishing. All amounts reflected are United States dollars.

 

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Magistrate and State $25.00 per person listed on judgement. The statute controlling the Sheriff’s Fees is OCGA 15-16-21. You may wish to read the actual statute for further information regarding the fee schedule.

Contact Information

Sgt. Kelly Atchison
Cobb County Sheriff’s Office
Operations Division
Civil Section
185 Roswell Street
Marietta, Georgia 30090
Telephone: (770) 499-4641
Facsimile: (770) 499-3683
E-mail: Kelly.Atchison@cobbcounty.org

Frequently Asked Questions
regarding Civil Process Matters

The Dispossessory process begins with the Court of origin (typically the State or Magistrate Court). Following notice being served to the tenant a 7 day period must pass for the tenant to answer the proceeding. Should no answer be filed the Landlord may then request the court to issue a writ of possession for the property. Following issuance of the writ, the Landlord may then take control of the property. Should assistance of the Sheriff be necessary to keep the peace during the removal of the defendant, the Landlord may secure such service by the payment of 25.00 per defendant. Evictions are scheduled on a first come first serve basis for individual Landlords. Companies also provide eviction services by providing the labor and other services to their clients.

Four attempts will be completed, typically two during the day time and two at night.

This fee is for the Deputy Sheriff to be present and keep the peace during the removal of the defendant from the property. Some tenants vacate the property when requested and assistance of the Sheriff is not necessary.

The process to serve, no additional copies will be needed. An entry of service if within the state of Georgia. An affidavit of service if outside the state or the proper form provided by the court. A return envelope with your address clearly printed.

When mailing process to the Sheriff’s Office for service from other jurisdictions please use the following address:

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office
Attention Civil Section
185 Roswell Street
Marietta GA 30090-9650

Sheriff and Marshal Sales

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office conducts a public sale of property according to the general laws of this state. The time of sale is set forth by state law, accordingly the Sheriff’s Sale is conducted on the 1st Tuesday of the month. A Marshal’s Sale is conducted on the 1st Monday of the month. Each sale is advertised in the official organ of the county, as prescribed by law, according to a period defined by general law. The Marietta Daily Journal is the official organ of Cobb County.

Type of order

Magistrate Court Fieri Facias

State Court Fieri Facias

Superior Court Fieri Facias

Advertising period

Four (4) weeks
Two (2) weeks
Four (4) weeks

An information sheet is available for those interested in the levy process. It is solely an information sheet and should not be construed as legal advice. The information page includes frequently asked questions regarding the subject. Click here to read.

All sales are final and the Sheriff’s Office offers no guarantee regarding the items sold nor the value of the item. Pursuant to the laws of this state, no Cobb County Sheriff’s Office employee may participate in the bidding for items in these sales, directly or indirectly.