Law

State: Georgia
Signed: June 16, 2004

Effective: June 16, 2004
Chapter: Act 4EX of Special Session 2004

Summary

House Bill 1EX imposes an additional filing fee clerks may charge for all “civil actions” (which, according to an interpretation by the Georgia Attorney General, includes Notary commissions) filed in superior court.

Affects

Amends Official Code of Georgia Annotated Titles 15, 17, 35 and 42

Changes
  1. Imposes an additional filing fee of $15.00 that clerks of the superior court may collect for issuing certificates of appointment and reappointment to Notaries. The total fee is now $30.00.
Analysis

In Georgia, Notaries are appointed by the clerk of the superior court in the county in which they reside or, for out-of-state applicants, in the county of their principal place of business. This bill imposes an additional filing fee clerks may charge for all “civil actions” (which, according to an interpretation by the Georgia Attorney General, includes Notary commissions) filed in superior court. This raises the filing fee for Notary commissions from $15.00 to $30.00. The additional fee is surcharged specifically for appropriation for purposes of indigent defense and victim assistance programs.

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