Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts

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 PeachCourtFor more information regarding e-filing in Georgia click here..

The portal to use for e-filing in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit is:

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 for Superior Court Judges.

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. Click here for more information

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Newton & Walton County Superior Court Clerk’s office in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA) is pleased to offer the Filing Activity Notification System, FANS, providing Georgia citizens with tools to monitor activity regarding their property and records. SEE HOME PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION