Fieri Facias (Fi.Fa)

A Fi.Fa. (short for fieri facias - a Latin term for "cause it to be done" and also used interchangeably with TAX EXECUTION or EXECUTION) is a tax lien or writ, authorizing the Sheriff or Ex-Officio Sheriff to obtain satisfaction of unpaid taxes by levying on and selling the delinquent taxpayer's property. These documents are recorded on the General Execution Docket ("GED") of the Clerk of Superior Court (O.C.G.A.§ 48-3-1 and 48-3-3).