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COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020

AS OF MONDAY MARCH 16 AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND THE CURRENT CLOSURE OF COURTS AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY SERVICES IN FULTON COUNTY AND THE STATE OF GEORGIA . ALL EVICTIONS, SERVICE OF CIVIL DOCUMENTS AND WARRANT EXECUTIONS HAVE BEEN CEASED AND WILL REMAIN ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Fulton County Marshal's Department strives to ensure that the working environment is safe and conducive for all of our employees, as well as the laborers utilized by eviction companies and plaintiffs for evictions. Due to the significant outbreak of the Coronavirus (C19), which is a respiratory disease that can lead to severe illness and sometimes death, it is not safe to enter into homes and environments where the virus can be quickly spread.

We have received many inquiries and messages, and we would like to assure you that as a Public Safety Agency, The Fulton County Marshal's Department is working closely with other agencies. Given the executive order announced by the Governor and in collaboration with the city, county, and state, we have decided to temporarily cease all evictions, as of Monday, March 16, 2020. There is no doubt that this is an extraordinarily challenging time globally. We understand that people have many questions and concerns, and our hearts are with the communities and people who have been directly impacted by the Coronavirus.

We will continue to monitor the situation proactively and work closely with the City, County, and State agencies. As this is ever-evolving, we will communicate predominately via our website, so please check often for up-to-date information.

If you have questions regarding evictions, civil service of process, or warrants, feel free to call or email us.


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?