Title 48, Chapter 5, Section 203
(a) Whenever the commissioner issues an execution against any defaulting tax collector or tax commissioner and the sureties on his official bond, as set forth in Code Section 48-5-201, the tax collector, tax commissioner, or any surety on his bond at any time after the issuance of the execution and before a sale thereunder may file an affidavit of illegality to the execution. The affidavit shall state any matters of defense which would be available in denial of either the alleged default or of the amount of the default as stated in the execution and shall be returned to be tried in and disposed of by the superior court of the county in which the tax collector or tax commissioner held office in the same manner as provided by law for the trial and disposition of such issues generally.
(b) Code Section 9-13-128, authorizing the jury to assess damages for delay upon the trial of an issue formed on an affidavit of illegality, shall be applicable to the affidavit of illegality provided for in subsection (a) of this Code section.
(c) Upon any final decision by the superior court on the issue made
by the affidavit of illegality, either party may file an appeal and
carry the case to the appellate court as in cases of injunction.