O.C.G.A. § 15-16-21

 
GEORGIA CODE
Copyright 2006 by The State of Georgia
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*** Current through the 2006 Regular Session ***

TITLE 15.  COURTS  
CHAPTER 16.  SHERIFFS  
ARTICLE 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

O.C.G.A. § 15-16-21  (2006)

§ 15-16-21.  Fees for sheriff's services; disposition of fees


   (a) For summoning each juror, grand or trial, drawn to serve at any regular term of any city, state, or superior court or any tales juror, grand or trial, drawn during any term of any city, state, or superior court, the sheriff shall receive the sum of $1.00. In all counties in this state where the sheriff is paid a salary only, this Code section shall apply as far as fees to be charged but all such fees shall be turned over to the county treasurer or fiscal officer of the county.

(b) For the services of the sheriff in civil cases, the following fees shall be charged:
      (1) Serving copy of process and returning original, per copy......$ 25.00
      (2) Action from another county, to be paid in advance...............25.00
      (3) Summoning each witness...........................................6.00
      (4) Each levy or writ of fieri facias...............................25.00
      (5) Search and return of nulla bona.................................13.00
      (6) Serving summons of garnishment or rule against garnishee........25.00
            If more than one, for each additional copy.....................6.00
 
      (7) Commissions on sales of property:
            On sums of $50.00 or less........................................8%
            On excess above $50.00 up to $550.00.............................6%
            For all sums exceeding $550.00, on excess........................3%
            No commissions shall be charged unless property is actually sold.
      (8) Making out and executing titles to land.........................25.00
            If presented by purchaser.....................................13.00
      (9) Executing bill of sale to personal property, when demanded by purchaser....................13.00
      (10) Forthcoming bonds..............................................13.00
      (11) Serving process against tenant over or intruder upon land to dispossess them...............25.00
      (12) For dispossessing tenant or intruder...........................25.00
      (13) Taking and returning counter-affidavit when summary process to 
               dispossess tenant or intruder is resisted..................13.00
      (14) Settling each execution in his hands, settled without sale.....13.00
      (15) Levying an attachment..........................................25.00
      (16) Following property out of county with attachment, for every mile 
               going and returning........................................ .21
      (17) Attending superior, state, or city courts, per day.............20.00
      (18) Probate courts, per day........................................15.00
      (19) At elections as required by law, each day......................20.00
      (20) Collecting tax fi. fas. $100.00 or less, each...................5.00
      (21) Collecting tax  fi. fas. over $100.00, each....................10.00

(c) For executing and returning any warrant or for serving a citation, the fees to which a sheriff is entitled as provided in this subsection shall be paid at the disposition of the criminal case. For summoning witnesses or taking bonds in criminal cases, the fees to which a sheriff is entitled as provided in this subsection shall be paid in advance prior to the sheriff's rendering such service. For the services of the sheriff in criminal cases, the following fees shall be charged:
      (1) Removing prisoner when habeas corpus is sought for his relief.$ 15.00
      (2) Removing prisoners under habeas corpus when no mileage is paid, per 
               day........................................................15.00
      (3) Attending persons taken by warrant to judge's chamber, for each time
...........................................................................4.50
      (4) Conducting prisoner before judge or court to and from jail.......4.50
      (5) Executing and returning any warrant.............................25.00
      (6) Serving any citation issued pursuant to Article 10 of Chapter 10 of 
               this title, relating to bad check prosecutions or any warrant...
..........................................................................25.00
      (7) Summoning each witness...........................................6.00
      (8) Taking bonds in criminal cases..................................13.00
      (9) Executing a warrant of escape...................................10.00
      (10) Service in every criminal case before a judge or a judge and jury...
..........................................................................10.00

(d) For feeding prisoners confined in the common jail, such fees are to be paid as may be fixed by the fiscal authorities of the county who are authorized by law to fix such fees. The jail fees herein provided shall be paid monthly by the county, provided that local laws regulating county jails or fixing salaries for jailers or their fees shall not be repealed by this provision.

(e) All costs arising from services rendered in felony cases shall be paid from county funds whether the defendant is convicted or acquitted.

(f) Sheriffs shall be entitled to receive the fees provided for in this Code section for all arrests in all criminal cases tried or otherwise disposed of in the superior, city, state, and probate courts.

(g) All costs provided for under this Code section shall be paid at the clerk's office at the time of filing.

(h) No fee shall be assessed against the alleged victim of a violation of Code Section 16-5-90, 16-5-91, 16-6-1, 16-6-2, 16-6-3, 16-6-4, 16-6-5.1, 16-6-22.1, or 16-6-22.2 or against the alleged victim of any domestic violence offense for costs associated with the filing of criminal charges against the stalking offender, sexual offender, or domestic violence offender or for the issuance or service of a warrant, protective order, or witness subpoena arising from the incident of stalking, sexual assault, or domestic violence.

HISTORY: Laws 1792, Cobb's 1851 Digest, pp. 350, 351; Laws 1840, Cobb's 1851 Digest, p. 362; Ga. L. 1851-52, p. 20, § 1; Ga. L. 1857, p. 52, § 3; Code 1863, § 3621; Ga. L. 1866, p. 24, § 1; Code 1868, § 3646; Code 1873, § 3696; Ga. L. 1880-81, p. 90, §§ 1, 2; Code 1882, § 3696; Ga. L. 1884-85, p. 470, § 9; Ga. L. 1890-91, p. 96, § 2; Ga. L. 1894, p. 48, § 1; Civil Code 1895, § 5401; Penal Code 1895, § 1107; Ga. L. 1898, p. 58, § 1; Ga. L. 1898, p. 62, § 1; Ga. L. 1906, p. 119, § 1; Civil Code 1910, § 5997; Penal Code 1910, § 1134; Ga. L. 1918, p. 226, § 1; Ga. L. 1919, p. 364, § 1; Code 1933, § 24-2823; Ga. L. 1943, p. 591, § 1; Ga. L. 1945, p. 144, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1945, p. 221; Ga. L. 1955, p. 383, § 1; Ga. L. 1968, p. 988, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1976, p. 702, §§ 1-3; Ga. L. 1979, p. 988, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 15; Ga. L. 1982, p. 1659, §§ 1-4; Ga. L. 1983, p. 3, § 12; Ga. L. 1988, p. 548, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1991, p. 1166, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1992, p. 1311, § 2; Ga. L. 1996, p. 883, § 4; Ga. L. 2001, p. 885, § 3.