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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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  556 N. McDonough Street, DeKalb County Courthouse
Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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DeKalb County Magistrate Court Civil Issues

Civil Matters

How much does it cost to file a lawsuit?

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At the time of filing, the plaintiff must pay a filing fee of $54.00. The fee to serve one defendant is $35.00. Service for additional defendants increases the cost by $35.00 for each added defendant. Payments are accepted in cash, money order, cashier's check or other certified funds. We do not accept personal checks, debit or credit cards.

You can view more information about filing a lawsuit on the Filing a Small Claim page. For more specific information, please call 404-371-2261.


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