Georgia Clerk

Find Georgia clerk, including county, city, and circuit clerk, and clerk of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.


Clerks by County

Appling County Atkinson County Bacon County Baker County Baldwin County Banks County Barrow County Bartow County Ben Hill County Berrien County Bibb County Bleckley County Brantley County Brooks County Bryan County Bulloch County Burke County Butts County Calhoun County Camden County Candler County Carroll County Catoosa County Charlton County Chatham County Chattahoochee County Chattooga County Cherokee County Clarke County Clay County Clayton County Clinch County Cobb County Coffee County Colquitt County Columbia County Cook County Coweta County Crawford County Crisp County Dade County Dawson County DeKalb County Decatur County Dodge County Dooly County Dougherty County Douglas County Early County Echols County Effingham County Elbert County Emanuel County Evans County Fannin County Fayette County Floyd County Forsyth County Franklin County Fulton County Gilmer County Glascock County Glynn County Gordon County Grady County Greene County Gwinnett County Habersham County Hall County Hancock County Haralson County Harris County Hart County Heard County Henry County Houston County Irwin County Jackson County Jasper County Jeff Davis County Jefferson County Jenkins County Johnson County Jones County Lamar County Lanier County Laurens County Lee County Liberty County Lincoln County Long County Lowndes County Lumpkin County Macon County Madison County Marion County McDuffie County McIntosh County Meriwether County Miller County Mitchell County Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County Murray County Muscogee County Newton County Oconee County Oglethorpe County Paulding County Peach County Pickens County Pierce County Pike County Polk County Pulaski County Putnam County Rabun County Randolph County Richmond County Rockdale County Schley County Screven County Seminole County Spalding County Stephens County Stewart County Sumter County Talbot County Taliaferro County Tattnall County Taylor County Telfair County Terrell County Thomas County Tift County Toombs County Towns County Treutlen County Troup County Turner County Twiggs County Union County Upson County Walker County Walton County Ware County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Webster County Wheeler County White County Whitfield County Wilcox County Wilkes County Wilkinson County Worth County

What does a Clerk do?

The clerk's primary duty is record-keeping. This includes collecting information about licenses, as well as maintaining the official documents for nearly all legal proceedings.

Some clerks are known as recorders or registrars. They photocopy and store documents, or scan them into databases.

And, municipal and court clerks also manage the release of certain public records. They provide statistics to various government authorities, as well as reviewing record requests by individuals or other third parties like news organizations.

Commonly asked questions about Clerks

Are Clerks hired, elected or appointed?

It depends on the exact position and jurisdiction. In many counties, municipal and circuit court clerks are either elected or appointed. However, deputy clerks are usually hired.

How do I request information from the Clerk's office?

Every clerk's office has different rules regarding access to information. Some information, such as how to obtain the forms required for a divorce filing, are available through the clerk office's website, over-the-phone, or in-person. However, obtaining copies of existing records may require additional steps. For example, a public records request may need to be submitted in writing. And, there may be fees for copies.

Can anyone become a Clerk?

Generally, yes. With the proper education and experience, anyone could become a clerk. However, for elected positions, interested candidates must be elected. Appointed positions require being chosen by the appointing authority, usually a judge or senior elected official.