Civil Reporting Project

Georgia law requires the filing of case initiation and case disposition forms for each civil case filed in Superior or State Court. Anyone filing a civil case with the Clerk of Court must complete a Civil Case Filing Form. By law, the Clerk must send the data/forms to the state. The state indexes the information for inclusion into the statewide database that is then sent to the Georgia Court Automation Commission for analysis.

Civil cases are divided into two categories: domestic relations and general civil. Domestic relations include the following types of petitions:

  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Separate maintenance
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Legitimation
  • Interstate Support Enforcement
  • Domestication of a foreign custody decree
  • Family Violence Act

Any case not falling under the "domestic relations" category is considered "general civil." Forms for filing case initiations and terminations may be obtained from the office of the Clerk of Court or from the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority. Below is a list of the approved forms that may be used:

  • General Civil Case Filing Information Form (Non-Domestic)
  • General Civil Case Final Disposition Form
  • Domestic Relations Case Filing Information Form
  • Domestic Relations Final Disposition Form