Dade County Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts

P.O. Box 417 - 255 W. Crabtree Street, Suite 103, Trenton, Ga. 30752 - Phone:706.657.4778 - Fax:706.657.8284 - Jury Phone:706.657.JURY

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General Duties & Responsibilities of the Clerk's Office

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CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

The Clerk of Superior Court is an elected position serving the Superior and Juvenile Courts in Dade County. The Clerk is the custodian over the land and property records as well as the civil and criminal records in the courts served.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLERK’S OFFICE

• Deed and Property Recording
• Transfer Tax and Intangible Tax Collection
• UCC Recording
• Lien Recording
• Plat Recording
• Military Discharge Recording
• Jury and Grand Jury Management
• Civil and Domestic Court Filing and Processing
• Criminal Court Filing and Processing
• Arrest Warrant Filing and Processing
• Family Violence Filing and Processing
• Garnishment Filing and Management
• Adoption Filing and Processing
• Appeals Filing and Processing
• Notary Public Certificates and Management
• Trade Name Registration
• Records Management and Security
• Fine and Fee Collection and Disbursement
• Court Registry Management
• Court Technology Management


BACKGROUND OF THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

The Clerk of Superior Court is established in the Constitution of the State of Georgia.
The clerk is one of four constitutional officers who can be found in each of the 159 counties in the state, the other constitutional officers are the sheriff, the tax commissioner and the probate judge. The clerk’s duties are statutory in nature and are found in the Official Code of Georgia in literally hundreds of statutes created by the state legislature. In addition, the clerk has an obligation to follow the court rules for each court they may serve. The clerk is found to be one of the most popular elected officials in each county, providing personal service directly to the public on a daily basis through direct contact with the clerk or through contact with his or her deputy clerks.


LIMITATIONS ON THE CLERK’S OFFICE

The clerk and deputy clerks desire to help all parties that ask for assistance and will attempt to do so. The clerk and deputy clerks are strictly forbidden to practice law by statute and are restricted in what they can give advice about or assistance in preparing. The clerks have been allowed by the legislature to assist more freely in matters filed in magistrate court and in family violence matters, but any assistance given by this office should not be considered legal advice. Sound legal advice must only come from a licensed practicing attorney and the clerk’s office encourages all parties to seek competent legal advice. We ask that you be understanding with our staff as we attempt to assist you, knowing the limitations we face in assisting each individual party to a case.