Requests for Certificate of Good Standing

Certificates of Good Standing may be requested by submitting a written request to the Clerk’s Office or in person at any of the public filing counters within the Northern District of Georgia. The addresses for each division are listed below:

Atlanta Division
Richard B. Russell Federal Building
2211 United States Courthouse
75 Ted Turner Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3309

Gainesville Division
Sidney O. Smith Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
121 Spring Street SE Room 201
Gainesville, GA 30501-3789

Newnan Division
Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
18 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30263-2789

Rome Division
United States Courthouse
600 East First Street
Rome, GA 30161-3149

The fee for a Certificate of Good Standing is $20.00. Payments must be made payable to the “United States District Court”. Acceptable forms of payment for a Certificate of Good Standing include domestic money orders, a bank cashier’s check, and cash (exact change only). A credit/debit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover) will be accepted for payment, with proper identification, when the request is made in person at the public filing counter of any division.  Personal and/or business checks will be accepted only from current members of the bar of this Court in good standing.

If you submit a written request, please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Written requests for a Certificate of Good Standing must include the fee, a self-addressed stamped return envelope, and a letter to the Clerk.

A sample written request is provided below:

Dear Clerk:

I would like to request a certificate of good standing. My name is [Attorney Name] and my bar number is [insert bar number].

I have an enclosed the $20.00 fee made payable to United States District Court and a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

Sincerely,
[Attorney Name]
[Mailing Address]