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Mandatory Civil eFiling Effective Jan. 1, 2019

After Jan. 1, 2019, all Georgia state and superior courts will be operating with mandatory civil eFiling. The General Assembly passed SB 407 in March 2018, which created a basic statutory framework for mandatory civil eFiling. Under the new law (O.C.G.A. §§ 15-6-11 and §§ 15-7-5), all new civil actions filed by an attorney in state or superior court must be initiated electronically after Jan. 1, 2019. All 159 counties will be ready to receive electronic filings by Jan. 1 through their preferred electronic filing service provider, Odyssey (eFileGA) or PeachCourt.

For more information, including a breakdown of Georgia courts by judicial circuit and their selected eFiling provider, please click here.