Welcome to the Effingham County Civil Proceedings Department.

This Department is responsible for all Civil Proceedings. We will do our best to accommodate you needs relating to the filing and processing of your case but, Please remember; we are not Attorneys and therefore cannot give out Legal Advice. I am sure you will find our staff courteous and knowledgeable when it comes to your filing needs

The Civil Department is responsible for Civil Proceedings Case Categories:


AD = Adoption

DC = Divorce with Children

DN = Divorce no Children

CH = Chancery

ED = Eminent Domain

EV = Eviction

FA = Family Cases

FC = Foreclosure

GC = Government Corporation

GR = Guardianship

LA = Law (cases over $50,000)

LM = Law Magistrate (cases under $50,000)

MH = Mental Health

MR = Miscellaneous Remedy

MX = Miscellaneous Criminal

OP = Order of Protection

PR = Probate

SC = Small Claims

TX = Tax cases