The Clerk of Superior Court is elected by the voters for four year terms. The Clerk of the Superior Court is responsible for maintaining court records, recording real estate transactions such as warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, security deeds, assignments, right-of-way deeds, easements, and property plats. In addition, this elected official is also responsible for recording fi fas, military discharges, trade names, and UCCs (Uniform Commercial Code), collecting probation fines, child support payments, and property transfer taxes. This department is also responsible for filing criminal cases and maintaining criminal warrants, filing civil cases such as divorces/annulments, adoptions, name changes, habeas corpus cases, suits for damages, garnishments, and repossessions. Lastly, this department also issues notary appointments, jury management, keeps election ballots for the statutory time limit of two years, and assists the general public with obtaining various court records. During 2011, the Georgia General Assembly assigned this elected office with the duties of providing administrative support to the Board of Equalization that was previously in the Tax Assessor's Office.
This office is Not allowed to give any legal advice. To do so would be in violation of Georgia Law (OCGA 15-19-51(a)(4) and (6)) and is punishable with fines and or serving time.