Q.  How do I get my vehicle out of impound?


A.  You must show:

·         A valid driver’s license

·         Proof of ownership

·         Valid insurance


NOTE:  if there is a hold on the vehicle, it will not be released until it is approved by the deputy that placed the hold or their supervisor.


Q.  How do I get a police report?


A.  Come to the Greene County Sheriff's Office with your case number.


Q.  What is the eviction (Writ of Possession) process?


A.  Evictions are on a first come first serve basis.  You have to obtain a certified copy of a Writ of Possession to evict from the court where you filed the dispossessory proceeding.  You then bring the Writ of Possession to the Sheriff’s Office.  Once we have the writ and the writ fee we will schedule the eviction with you.  At least two people per bedroom for residential evictions are required.  If the house is full of home furnishings you should increase the number of movers so to complete the eviction within 2 hours.  We must know if any unhealthy conditions exist or may exist.  Deputies do not assist in the removal of property.      


A non-refundable fee of $25 will be required upon execution of an eviction. 


Q.  My relative is mentally ill, what should I do?


A.    Probate Orders to Apprehend (mentally ill, drug or alcohol dependent persons).  Any order for this Agency to pick up       someone with a mental disorder or an alcohol or drug problem come from the Greene County Probate Court.  You have to apply  with the court before we can pick the person up and carry them to a treatment facility.  Greene County Probate Court (706) 453 –  3346.    


Q.  How can I find out court date?


A.  Greene County Probate Court (706) 453 – 3346 or Greene County Clerk of Superior Court (706) 453 – 3340. 


Q.  How can I obtain a firearms license?


A.  Greene County Probate Court (706) 453 – 3346


Q.  How can I get a criminal arrest expunged?


A.  Under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged, which means that some records are destroyed and others are restricted from disclosure.


Q.  Where do I get a copy of my criminal history?


A.  Greene County 911 Center (706) 453 – 2222


Q.  How do I get someone out of jail?


A.  Cash Bond, Property Bond, and Bonding Company


·         Cash bond – US Currency, money orders only

·         Property bond – real property only that is located in                   the state of Georgia

·         Bonding Company – information can be obtained                       from the Greene County Sheriff's Office Jail (706) 453                – 3351.  Fees are     determined by the bonding                            company.


Q.  What do I need for a property bond? 


A.  Deed to your home or tax statement showing taxes have been paid


Q.  What can I bring to someone in jail?


A.  From the time of arrest up until the 7th day you can bring:


·         3 white pair of underwear

·         3 white pair of socks

·         3 white t-shirts

·         Bar of soap

·         Tooth brush

·         Tube of tooth paste in a clear container


          After the 7th day all of the listed items can be                         purchased through the jail commissary. 


Q.  How much is a traffic citation?


A.  Call Greene County Probate Court (706) 453 – 3346


Q.  How can I request extra patrol around my house or business?


A.  Call the Greene County Sheriff's Office (706) 453 – 3351


Q.  My accident or incident report is wrong, what can I do?


A.  Contact the deputy or their supervisor.  They may make minor corrections BUT they will not change the facts.


Q.  What is the status of my criminal case?


A.  Call the District Attorney’s Office (706) 453 – 3339

Q.  How can I start a neighborhood watch?

A.  The National Home Security Alliance has a very helpful guide that can give you direction on how to implement a neighborhood watch program in your community. The guide can be found at https://www.staysafe.org/starting-and-growing-a-neighborhood-watch/.

Q.  What is a Writ of Fieri Facias (Fi Fa) and personal property levy?


A.  This is information only and not legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney for more detailed information. 




Fieri Facias - A writ commanding the sheriff to levy and sell as much of a debtor's property as is necessary to satisfy a creditor's claim.


Levy - to seize or attach property by judicial order and convert into dollars to satisfy a debt.


Plaintiff - a person who brings suit in court.


Defendant - a person whom a claim or charge is brought against in court.



·         In simple terms, a levy is the seizing of property by the sheriff's office to be sold on the courthouse steps to satisfy an    outstanding Fieri Facias


·         It is the responsibility of the plaintiff or his agent to identify the assets that may be levied upon. The sheriff's office does not    identify the items to be levied or assume any liability as to the items levied upon


·         The plaintiff or plaintiff's agent proceeds at their own peril. Plaintiffs should acquaint themselves with the following Georgia  Statutes: O.C.G.A. 9-13-50 & O.C.G.A. 9-13-16


·         No item may be levied that has any outstanding lien. The plaintiff must show that there has been an adequate investigation by    the plaintiff to determine the existence of liens upon the property sought and that no liens exist. This proof is required prior to        any action by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and must be at a minimum, in the form of a written report from the Georgia    Department of Motor Vehicle Safety (O.C.G.A. § 40-2-130; GCA §68-204.1; O.C.G.A. § 40-3-23 (d.1); GCA § 68-410a)


 The following four elements must be present at the time of levy:


1.       $50 service fee made payable to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office (cash or money order)


2.       The defendant must be present.


3.       The plaintiff must be present.


4.       A sheriff's office deputy and the original Fieri Facias

must be present.


 ·         At the time of the levy, the deputy sheriff will make a demand for the amount of the judgment, allowing the defendant the     opportunity to satisfy the debt.


·         The deputy sheriff will advise the defendant that he/she may point out the item(s) of personal property that can be levied.


·         If the defendant refuses to comply, the plaintiff or plaintiff's agent will be given the opportunity to point out the item(s) to be     levied upon to satisfy the debt.


·         The levied item(s) are taken into custody by the plaintiff or plaintiff’s agent until the time of sale.


·         The plaintiff or plaintiff's agent is responsible for the arrangements and cost of storage for the levied item(s).

Levy of Personal Property 


·         If personal property such as household goods, furniture, office equipment, and other such items is the subject of the levy, the    plaintiff is responsible for cost associated with the levy to include labor for movers and the cost for an approved and bonded    warehouse for storage. The cost associated with storage must be paid prior to the items being released for sale.


·         The plaintiff is responsible for paying for the necessary arrangements for moving levied items to the storage facility. The levied    items will, at all times, be under the observation of a deputy sheriff until the time these items are secured at the storage facility.


·         The sheriff's office will select the appropriate date and schedule the levy to take place at the chosen date.

Levy of Vehicles 


·         In the event that a vehicle or vehicles are the subject of the levy, the plaintiff will be responsible for all costs associated with the   towing and storage of the vehicle. The storage facility costs must be paid prior to the items release for sale.


·         The sheriff's office will select the appropriate date and schedule the levy to take place at the chosen date.

Advertisement and Sale Pursuant to the statutes of Georgia, the sheriff's office will advertise all items subject to a levy for a prescribed period.


 ·         Real property, regardless of the court of origin, is required to be advertised for four (4) weeks.


·         The official publication for legal advertisements by the Greene County Sheriff's Office is the Herald Journal. The plaintiff or the   plaintiff’s agent will submit any advertisement for sale of levied items to the Herald Journal no later than noon on Tuesday. Legal  advertisements are published in the Thursday edition of the paper.


·         The fee schedule for advertisements is controlled by statute in Georgia. Please refer to O.C.G.A. 9-13-143. Advertising costs    must be paid on the date of the sale.


·         Preparation of the advertisement and written notice of the levy and sale will be agreed upon by the sheriff's office designee    and/or the plaintiff requesting the levy.

Disbursement of Funds 


·         Following the sale, all funds received will be disbursed in accordance with the judgment obtained.


·         All advertising and administrative costs shall be paid prior to the disbursement of funds.


·         Under no circumstances will a plaintiff be allowed to bid on any items levied pursuant to their own Fieri Facias.  Only the  approved forms of payment will be accepted