DEBRA DEBERRY, CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY
DeKalb Clerk of Superior Court - DeKalb County Courthouse - 556 North McDonough Street - Ground Floor Decatur, GA 30030 - (404) 371-2836
Clerk of Superior Court
556 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Civil Department / e-Filing GA
Helpful Links & Forms
24 hour crisis line: 404-688-9436
Toll Free: 1-866-717-9317
(All Forms below are in PDF Format)
If you are initiating a new case and want to proceed in forma pauperis select one of the following case types:
- Pauperis CV (Initiate) for Civil Case.
- Pauperis FM (Initiate) for Family Case.
If you have questions about the Civil E-filing process, please contact one of our direct support numbers for assistance (404) 371-3267 or 404-687-2701 or (404) 371-4776 or (404) 371-3874.
**READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW AND THE MANDATORY E-FILING ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCE OF YOUR FILING BEING REJECTED: **
Proposed Orders must be submitted to the Clerk of Court in both Word and PDF file format through eFileGA. Filer must use the "Proposed Order" filing code.
If you have exhibits to pleadings, the exhibits should be part of the lead document. If filing exhibits separately, include a notice of filing (filing code "Notice of Filing") as the first pleading, and then use the filing code "Exhibit" for each exhibit cited in the notice of filing.
If you are initiating a new case and want to proceed in forma pauperis, select on the following case types:
To setup your eFileGA account and electronically file your civil or family case go to https://georgia.tylerhost.net/ofsweb. The Self Help section contains Training Videos, FAQs, User guides, Self Service and Web Training Sessions to help make the E-Filing process easier.
Civil and Family cases can also be e-Filed from the Clerk of Superior Court's Office using PAT (Public Access Terminal). PAT's are available Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM. If you need paperwork for any Domestic matter and some subsequent filings for General Civil matters, please contact the Family Law Information Center at 404-687-3990, located on the 1st floor of the Courthouse, near the main entrance or you may download New Case Packets and General Forms by clicking this link:
Mandatory E-Filing of Civil and Family Cases
Welcome to Civil e-Filing
- The filing code does not match the document. See the filing code section for instructions.
- This Case cannot be E-filed. See the Mandatory E-File Order for Case Type Restrictions.
- Exhibit(s) filed incorrectly. Go to Exhibits section for instructions.
- Filed in the wrong County.
- Filed in the wrong Court Location.
- Signature is missing.
- Incomplete information.
- Payment is required.
- Use a separate filing code for each document. See the Filing code section for instructions.
- Illegible/Improper document format. See the Mandatory E-File Order for instructions.
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Please contact Chief Deputy Rick Setser at 404-371-2391.