Clerk of Superior Court

Tammy Howard being sworn inNotice

The new case management system is now live. Attorneys can request an ID and Password by sending their request via email Clerk of Superior Court.

About

The Clerk of Superior Court is a Constitutional Officer, meaning the position was created by act of the Legislature in the state constitution and has been a county constitutional officer since the framers of the Georgia Constitution of 1798 provided for the election of the Clerk of Superior Court in each of Georgia’s counties. 

Duties

The Clerk is the person responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds. The Clerk receives, manages, and processes all court documents, collects and disburses all court fees, fines, and costs, and provides the public with access to court records. As keeper of public records, the Clerk records deeds, mortgages, and notaries public. Citizens’ case files, court records, property deeds, and mortgages are handled and protected by the Clerk; an impartial officer elected.

Courts - The Clerk’s Original File is the Official File of the Court

Criminal and Civil documents are filed and maintained in the Clerk’s Office. Each case is assigned a case number and Judge. Each civil case can have numerous parties as plaintiff or defendant. The District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, private attorneys, plaintiffs and/or defendants file all original documents pertaining to a case in the Clerk’s Office. 

Once a criminal case is sentenced or closed, the Clerk’s Office processes the necessary paperwork to send to the applicable State agency. The Clerk’s Office collects the fines, either from the individual or through the probation office, whichever is applicable, and processes and disburses the fine monies to local and State agencies.

Mandatory E-Filing of Civil Cases

Visit the Clerk of State Court page for more information.