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.

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