Clerk

Clerk and Court Administrator

Clerks of Superior Court have been elected county constitutional officers since 1798 when framers of the Georgia Constitution created the office and provided for election of a clerk in each of Georgia’s 159 counties. The Clerk provides some of the most important checks-and-balances within county government and the judicial system as an impartial, independent county officer answerable only to the people who elect him. He is not an employee or appointee of any county or state commission or any agent or agency of the judiciary.

Ultimately, the Clerk is elected to protect and forever maintain the integrity of citizens' court, land and other cadastral records and to safeguard funds paid into the office for the benefit of individuals and the public. The Clerk runs the business arm of the local court system and answers first and foremost to the public, ensuring the public’s interests and convenience come first. The Clerk also processes and manages court documents; collects and disburses all court fees, fines, and costs; and provides citizens access to records. The Clerk is specifically responsible for permanent recordation and preservation of deeds, liens, plats, charters, court, military discharge and notary public records.


E-Filing in Georgia Courts

As of Jan. 1, 2019, all Georgia state and superior courts are operating with mandatory civil eFiling. The General Assembly passed SB 407 in March 2018, which created a basic statutory framework for mandatory civil eFiling. Under the new law (O.C.G.A. §§ 15-6-11 and §§ 15-7-5), all new civil actions filed by an attorney in state or superior court must be initiated electronically after Jan. 1, 2019. All 159 counties receive electronic filings through their preferred electronic filing service provider. Two eFiling providers are presently used throughout Georgia: Odyssey (eFileGA) and PeachCourt. For more information regarding e-filing in Georgia click here..

The portal to use for e-filing in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit iswww.peachcourt.com.

Notification of motions, responses, and proposed orders, when e-filed through PeachCourt,  shall be sent to the assigned judge or judge's designee by e-mail. Click here for contact information.


NEW! The Newton County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office is pleased to announce the new eCertification services that provide users the ability to electronically request certified Court and Real Estate Records 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  A trip will no longer be required to the Clerk’s office to have a paper copy certified. The public can now access this new online service.  pdf Click here for more information

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Military Discharge Records

There is no filing fee for this service, nor is there a fee for obtaining copies, certified or otherwise.  However, to protect military discharge records from fraudulent misuse, strict enforcement of Georgia laws are followed concerning who may view and receive copies of discharge records.  The following is a synopsis of the law governing the confidentialityof records.

Official Code of Georgia Section 15-6-72

(c) (1) Any DD 214 record filed pursuant to this Code section shall for a period of 50 years following its filing be exempt from Chapter 18 of Title 50, relating to open records.  During that 50-year period, it shall be unlawful for any person to permit inspection of any such record, to disclose information contained in any such record, or to issue a copy of all or any part of such record except as authorized by this subsection or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

     (2) Upon presentation of proper identification, any of the following persons may examine a record filed pursuant to this Code section or obtain free of charge a copy or certified copy of all or part of such record:

          (A) The person who is the subject of the record;

          (B) The spouse or next of kin of the person who is the subject of the record;

          (C) A person named in an appropriate power of attorney executed by the person who is the subject of the record;

          (D) The administrator, executor, guardian, or legal representative of the person who is the subject of the record; or

          (E) An attorney for any person specified in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of this paragraph.

     (3) Records kept pursuant to this Code section shall not be reproduced or used in whole or in part for any commercial or speculative purposes.

     (4) Any individual, agency, or court which obtains information pursuant to this subsection shall not disseminate or disclose such information or any part thereof except as authorized in this subsection or otherwise by law.

     (5) Violation of this subsection shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $5,000.00; provided, however, that the clerk of the superior court shall not be liable and shall be held harmless for any act of any person who copies, reproduces, or uses records in violation of this subsection.

eCertification Services

The Clerk of Superior Court’s Office is pleased to announce the new eCertification services that provide users the ability to electronically request certified Court and Real Estate Records 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  A trip will no longer be required to the Clerk’s office to have a paper copy certified. The public can now access this new online service.  pdf Click here for more information

Online Case Search

Online Case Search is now available for the public to access the Newton County Clerk of Superior Courts civil / criminal records via online.  Please note there are no images available and this is only for search purposes.

Online Case Search - Public Access

To obtain copies you may call the office at 770-784-2035 or email your request to the following address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The Clerk’s Office will make every effort to fulfill the copy request in an expedited manor.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.