Issuing Subpoenas in Magistrate Court

Overview
The Clerk, upon request of the party or an attorney, shall issue a subpoena, once the case has been scheduled for a hearing. The requesting party must provide the name and address of the person he or she wishes to subpoena.

Cost

  • Cost for issuance - $1
  • Service in Richmond County - $6


Fees
  • Witness fees are $25 per day
  • One day’s fee plus $.20 per mile, round trip from the courthouse to a witness’ residence must be paid in advance if a witness resides outside Richmond County
  • The fees must be paid by the requesting party