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Online Fines & Fees Training Course
The GSCCCA offers a free online fines and fees training course available at https://elearn.gsccca.org. Click the link above to access the training module.
Schedule of Beneficiary Funds
This document distinguishes which beneficiary funds are remitted directly to the GSCCCA and which funds are reported only. Relevant code sections are provided.
How to Remit
View the multiple methods in which fines and fees and trust fund interest may be remitted and reported to the GSCCCA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions relating to fines and fees.
According to O.C.G.A. § 15-21A-3, the term 'court' means all trial courts within this state including, but not limited to, superior, juvenile, state, magistrate, probate, municipal and special courts, whether called mayor's courts, recorders courts, police courts, civil courts, traffic courts or miscellaneous courts or any other trial court created in this state under any other name.
O.C.G.A. § 15-21A-8 provides that any clerk of court or any other officer or agent receiving any funds subject to this chapter who knowingly fails to pay over any such funds to the GSCCCA as required by this chapter, after receiving notice from the GSCCCA that such funds are delinquent, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, except that if the amount of funds knowingly not paid over is $10,000 or more then such person shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years.
The monies sent to GSCCCA are due no later than the last day of the month following the month funds are collected. For example, funds collected in July must be remitted to GSCCCA no later than August 31.
No. According to the advice provided by the Attorney General's office, O.C.G.A. 40-8-76.1(e)(2) prohibits adding any additional penalty, fee or surcharge to the $15 fine for failure to wear a seat safety belt.
After two years, if restitution is still unclaimed, the funds are to be turned over to Crime Victims Emergency Fund. Click here for procedures to remit unclaimed restitution per the CJCC.
Convictions for violations of O.C.G.A. §§§ 16-5-21(c), 16-5-24(c) and 16-10-24 incur deductions of the Georgia State Indemnification Fund.
Funds collected on or after July 1, 2017 for violations of Code Sections 16-5-21(c), 16-5-24(c) and 16-10-24 are subject to earmarking for the Georgia State Indemnification fund and should be disbursed to the GSCCCA on behalf of the Department of Administrative Services.
All surcharges and deductions required by Chapter 21 of Title 15, Code Sections 36-15-9 and 42-8-34 and Title 47, where applicable, are to be paid in advance of the amounts payable to the Georgia State Indemnification Fund in all applicable courts. Any additional monies remaining after disbursement to the enumerated surcharges, deductions and the Georgia State Indemnification fund would be remitted to the governing authority.
Per O.C.G.A. § 47-17-60, Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund, POAB, is deducted from pretrial diversion fees. The amount for POAB is calculated as the greater of $5 or 5% of the pretrial diversion fee.