Fulton County



The Fulton County Marshal’s Department is aware of the order filed on August 11, 2020, granting an extension to the Judicial Stay of Emergency. 
However, the order does not stop, suspend, place evictions on hold or have any bearing on evictions scheduled for execution; therefore, we are resuming the execution of eviction writs on August 13, 2020.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update the public website with any changes or deviations of current operations. 

Attention Defendants:
Writs are orders of the court commanding the Marshal and his/her designee to take a specified action. The only way to stop an eviction is with a countering order of the said court. 
Filing an action in your case will not stop an eviction, you must file said action and have it approved by a judge. Should you file an appeal or any other document (i.e., bankruptcy, stay in State or Federal Court) in your case, and the judge denies your motion, the eviction shall proceed post-haste.

Attention Plaintiffs:
The Marshal’s Department deputies are working on scheduling all actions as soon as possible. All writs are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there is no way to expedite your writ. Please be patient. Someone will call you shortly to schedule. 

All areas of operation are functioning; as usual, Civil Service Process resumed operations on May 26th. We thank you for your patience and if you have any questions feel free to inquiries pertaining to:

General emails pertaining to Civil Service (lawsuits, garnishments, subpoenas):
Warrants/ Special Operations-
Feel free to call or email us; we will respond to all emails within 24 hours


The primary mission of the Fulton County Marshal’s Department is to preserve the peace, protect lives and to serve the public by enforcing the orders, writs and precepts of the State and Magistrate Courts of Fulton County, and other courts of competent judicial authority, in a responsible, efficient, and cost effective manner.

The Marshal's Department has sworn law enforcement personnel that are certified by Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.). The Marshal's Department personnel:

  • Enforce Federal, State and Local Laws and Ordinances 
  • Serve civil process 
  • Serve dispossessory warrants
  • Execute eviction writs 
  • Execute Probation and Magistrate Court warrants 
  • Enforce writs of possession (turnover orders) 
  • Conduct Judicial Sales 
  • Provide security in State and Magistrate Courts

In 1995, The Fulton County Marshal's Department became the first and only Marshal's Department in the United States to be nationally accredited by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). By being CALEA-accredited, this confirms that the Marshal's Department operates with a high standard, integrity and professionalism that is warranted and expected.

The employees of the Fulton County Marshal's Department are committed to customer satisfaction. We know how important it is that the documents you send us are treated with the utmost care and served in a timely manner. With your help, we can help you better. Would you take a few moments and fill out a short Customer Service Survey about the quality of the service you received at the Fulton County Marshal's Department?