Title 32, Chapter 3, Section 19
(a) The verdict of the jury shall have respect to the lands described in the declaration of taking as set forth in Code Section 32-3-6, or such interest therein as may be described in said declaration, or to any separate claim against the property or interest therein as may be ordered and may be molded under the direction of the court so as to do complete justice and avoid confusion of interest. The court shall give such direction as to the disposition of the fund as shall be proper according to the rights of the several respondents.
(b) After the verdict of the jury, the court shall, in instances
where no motion for new trial or notice of appeal is filed within
the time provided for by law or where such verdict has been affirmed
by a proper appellate court and the remittitur from such court has
been made the judgment of the superior court, enter judgment in
favor of the condemnee and against the condemnor in the amount of
such verdict, together with the accrued court costs, which judgment
shall be immediately credited with the sum of money deposited by the
condemnor with the declaration of taking and which shall bear
interest as provided in subsection (c) of this Code section; and,
upon the failure or refusal of the condemnor immediately to deposit
such increase in such sum into the registry of the court, as well as
the accrued court costs, it shall be the duty of said clerk to issue
(c) After just and adequate compensation has been ascertained and established by judgment, the judgment shall include, as part of the just and adequate compensation awarded, interest from the date of taking to the date of payment pursuant to final judgment at the rate of 7 percent per annum on the amount awarded by final judgment as the value of the property as of the date of taking; but interest shall not be allowed on so much thereof as shall have been paid into the court and was subject to withdrawal by the condemnee without the requirement of posting a bond as required by Code Section 32-3-15. However, if the condemnee posted the bond and withdrew the additional deposit made after the special master's award and is later awarded a sum greater than the original deposit but less than the special master's award, the condemnee shall not be entitled to interest on this additional deposit for the time he had use of the money; but he shall be entitled to receive the percentage of the reasonable cost of the bond that the sum awarded over the original deposit bears to the sum of the special master's award over the original deposit. If the condemnee is later awarded a sum that exceeds the special master's award and he has posted bond and withdrawn the additional deposit, he shall not be entitled to interest on this additional deposit for the time he had use of the money but he shall be entitled to the reasonable cost of the bond.
(d) No sum so paid into the court shall be charged with commissions
(e) In any event, the case shall be transferred, under the conditions set out in this Code section, to the closed docket. Nothing in this Code section shall be construed as in any way affecting the title acquired by the condemnor by virtue of the declaration of taking as provided for in Code Section 32-3-7.