Clerk of the Courts

Duties & Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Clerk of Courts includes:
  • Adoption records
  • Court records
  • Fine collection and disbursement
  • Intangible and transfer tax collection and disbursement
  • Notary public appointments
  • Personal property records
  • Real estate records
  • Trade name registration
  • Traffic Violations Bureau records
3 clerks helping citizens with various needs such as passports
Civil Filing Fee Change
This year the Georgia General Assembly enacted HB 851 which amends the provision relating to county law libraries. The bill eliminated a previously long-standing provision that required clerks of superior court to deduct the amount payable to the county law library from the filing fee for a civil action. Therefore, upon the effective date of the act, the filing fee for a Superior and State court civil action increased by $5.00 (the amount to be collected for the law library).

The act is effective upon the governor’s signature which was signed into law on April 26, 2016. However, since there was no time to give notice to parties filing civil actions of the increase in fee, I will not begin enforcing the provision until JUNE 1, 2016, at which time the filing fee for a civil action in the Superior and State Court of Hall County will be $215.00 (which amount includes the additional $5.00 law library fee). Also increased by this bill are the fees for notary public, which will now be $42.00, trade names will be $162.00, and limited partnerships will be $215.00.

If you have any questions please give me a call or send me an email.

Sincerely,
Charles Baker
Notary Public Training Workshop
The Clerk of Courts Office offered a notary public training workshop on March 10, 2016 that was open to the public.  The workshop was led in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA).

You may download the slideshow that was presented below.