United States District Court




The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia holds court in each of the six locations: Augusta, Brunswick, Dublin, Savannah, Waycross, and Statesboro. The Southern District of Georgia consists of 43 counties (click to view Georgia County Map for Southern District) in the southeastern part of the state.

Augusta Courthouse
600 James Brown Blvd.
Augusta, GA 30901
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1130
Augusta, Ga. 30903

Brunswick Courthouse
801 Gloucester Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1636
Brunswick, GA 31521

Dublin Courthouse
100 North Franklin Street
Dublin, GA 31021

Savannah Courthouse
125 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Mailing Address:
PO Box 8286
Savannah, GA 31412

Waycross Courthouse
601 Tebeau Street
Waycross, GA 31501

Statesboro Courthouse
52 North Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

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Court Fees --- Effective 12/1/2016

Acceptable Forms of Payment

U. S. Postal Money Order, Bank Cashier’s Check, Personal Checks, and Cash. Credit Cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover)

Please make checks payable to Clerk, U. S. District Court.

Filing Fees
Civil Filing Fee
Appeal Fee
Habeas Corpus Filing fee
Miscellaneous Filing Fees
Document Filing/Indexing
Microfilm/Microfishe of Court Records
Search of Records
Audio Recording
Record Retrieval Fee - 1 Box
Additional Boxes - Each
Returned Check Fee
Misdemeanor Appeal
Exemplification of any document
Attorney Admission
Certificate of Good Standing
Pro Hac Vice
Reproducing any paper record (per page)
Cuban Liberation Civil Filing Fee

Maximum Transcript Rates - All Parties Per Page


First Copy to Each Party

Each Add'l Copy to the Same Party 


Ordinary Transcript (30 day)
A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order.

14-Day Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of an order

Expedited Transcript (7 day)
A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order.


Daily Transcript
A transcript to be delivered following adjournment and prior to the normal opening hour of the court on the following morning whether or not it actually is a court day.

Hourly Transcript
A transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours.

Realtime Transcript
A draft unedited transcript produced by a certified realtime reporter as a byproduct of realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following adjournment.

One feed,* $3.05 per page; two-to-four feeds, $2.10 per page; five or more feeds, $1.50 per page

* A realtime "feed" is the electronic data flow from the court reporter to the computer of each person or party ordering and receiving the realtime transcription in the courtroom.


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Pro Se Litigants / Representing Yourself

The pro se information on the Court's website is specifically for individuals who are representing themselves in the Southern District of Georgia without the assistance of an attorney. It is intended as an informative and practical resource for pro se litigants, and is not a substitute for legal advice from an experienced attorney. The information is procedural in nature and should be read in conjunction with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Local Rules of this Court and the individual practices of the judge assigned to your case. Moreover, the links to other websites are for informational purposes only, and neither the United States District Court Clerk's Office nor any employee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia is responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in other websites.

If you wish to start a civil action in federal court, but do not have an attorney to represent you, you may bring your case on your own. This is called "proceeding pro se" which means that you are representing yourself in the Court, and you are called a "pro se litigant." A civil case, which is the only type of case you can start in federal court, is different from a criminal case, which can only be started by government officials. In a civil case, you do not have a constitutional right to appointed counsel. Therefore, if you start a civil case pro se, you should be prepared to pursue it to completion on your own because the Court appoints counsel only under certain circumstances that may not be met by your case.

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Instructions for Filing a Complaint

    * Step by Step Guide to Filing a Civil Action - English

    * Step by Step Guide to Filing a Civil Action - Spanish

Frequently Used Forms - [forms listed are "Pro Se" related]


2241 Habeas Corpus Writ


Application for Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. Section 2254


Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and Affidavit (IFP Application)


Civil Cover Sheet (Form JS-44) - Revised as of Jan. 8, 2013


Instructions for filing a complaint by prisoners Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 1983


Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct a Sentence By a Person in Federal Custody


Notice of lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service for Summons


Pro Se (Non-Prisoner) Complaint Form




Waiver of Service of Summons

    * Additional Forms:

          o Local

          o National

          o United States Marshals Service Form 285, "Process Receipt and Return"

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Legal Representation

Pro Bono Representation: IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, you may make a written motion asking the court to appoint an attorney for you. Use the same heading that you used on your COMPLAINT, but entitle the document "Motion for Appointment of Counsel." In your motion, provide the court with your financial status, your attempts, if any, to find a lawyer, and any other information which would be helpful to the court in determining whether a lawyer should be appointed for you. The Court is not required to appoint an attorney, but may request an attorney who has indicated a willingness to accept such cases on a pro bono basis to represent you. See Title 28 U.S.C. §1915.

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Civil Subpoena

    * See Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

    * A subpoena commanding attendance at a trial or hearing shall issue from the court for the district in which the hearing or trial is to be held.

    * A subpoena for attendance at a deposition shall issue from the court for the district designated by the notice of deposition as the district in which the deposition is to be taken or in which the production or inspection is to be made.

    * The clerk shall issue a subpoena, signed but otherwise in blank, to a party requesting it, who shall complete it before service. An attorney as officer of the court may also issue and sign a subpoena on behalf of:

          o A court in which the attorney is authorized to practice; or

          o A court for a district in which a deposition or production is compelled by the subpoena, if the deposition or production pertains to an action pending in a court in which the attorney is authorized to practice.

    * A witness subpoena may be served anywhere within the district of the court by which it is issued or at any place without the district that is within 100 miles of the place of the deposition, hearing, trial, production, or inspection specified in the subpoena. (F.R.Civ.P. 45(b)(2))

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* Commonly Used Terms

* Local Rules

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10/09/2017 Columbus Day Monday
11/10/2017 Veteran's Day Friday
11/23/2017 Thanksgiving Thursday
12/25/2017 Christmas Monday

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