Court Information

Barrow County County Courthouse

652 Barrow County Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

Superior Court:
Phone: 770-307-3035
Fax: 770-867-4800

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Civil Filing Fee: $208.00

Probate Court:
Phone: (770) 307-3045
Fax: (770) 307-4470

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Fee to File a Will: $15

Barrow County County:

The Georgia General Assembly approved a joint resolution on July 7, 1914, to place an amendment on the November 3, 1914, election ballot that proposed the creation of Barrow County County. The approval of the amendment by Georgia voters officially created the new county. The land for the county came from parts of Jackson, Gwinnett and Walton Counties.

Barrow County County is named after David Crenshaw Barrow County Jr., alumnus, professor and chancellor of the University of Georgia.

Banks County Courthouse

144 Yonah-Homer Road
Homer, Georgia 30547

Superior Court:
Clerk’s Office Phone: (706) 677-6240
Superior Court: (706) 677-6282
Main Phone: 706-677-6200

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Civil Filing Fee: $208.00

Probate Court:
Phone: (706) 677-6250
Fax: (706) 677-2337

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Fee to File a Will: $15

Banks County:

Banks County was created by an act of the General Assembly signed by Gov. Joseph E. Brown on Dec 11, 1858. According to that legislation, the county was to be laid out from portions of Franklin and Habersham counties on Feb. 1, 1859, with county officers elected the next month. Georgia’s 129th county was named for Dr. Richard Banks, a noted Gainesville physician and surgeon who died three years earlier.

The early economy in Banks County was based on cotton and corn, but this gave way to beef and poultry production in the 1920’s and textile manufacturing and poultry feeds by the 1960’s. The county seal displays the date it was founded along with the historic courthouse. Work began on the courthouse in 1860, but the outbreak of the Civil War delayed completion of the building until 1863. The courthouse stills stands with the giant oaks out front memorialized by the “From the Acorn to the Oak” also depicted at the bottom of the seal.

Ty Cobb was born in Banks County on December 18, 1886 at 1350 Hwy. 105 (Ty Cobb Parkway), Ty Cobb spent 24 years playing professional baseball and was the first player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Clarke County Courthouse

325 E. Washington St.
Athens, GA 30601

Superior Court:
Phone: 706-613-3190
Fax: 706-613-3189

Civil Filing Fee: $207.50

Probate Court:
Phone: 706-613-3320
Fax: 706-613-3323

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clarke County:

Clarke County was created in 1801 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 5th. It was named for Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke and included 250 square miles that was formerly part of Jackson County. Colonel Clarke played a leading role the 1779 victory at the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County. The Elijah Clarke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a monument to him in Broad Street in Athens.

Gwinnett County Courthouse

Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
75 Langley Dr SW
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Superior Court:
Phone: (770) 822-8100

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Filing Fee: $206.00

Probate Court:
Phone: (770) 822-8250
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m Monday – Friday

Gwinnett County:

Was named for Button Gwinnett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The county is the Atlanta metropolitan area’s north-eastern link to Interstate 85, and is the second most populous county in the state, after Fulton County, with an estimated population of 805,321. Its county seat is Lawrenceville.

Hall County Courthouse

225 Green Street, S.E.
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Hall County Clerk of Court
PO Box 1275
Gainesville, GA 30503

Superior Court:
Phone: 770-531-7025
Fax: 770-531-7070

Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Civil Filing Fee: $210.00

Service Fee: $50.00 per address

Probate Court:
Phone: 770-531-6925

Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Hall County

Was created on December 15, 1818, from Cherokee lands ceded by the Treaty of Cherokee Agency (1817) and Treaty of Washington (1819).
The county is named for Dr. Lyman Hall, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Georgia as both colony and state.

Jackson County Courthouse

County Government Complex
5000 Jackson Parkway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Superior Court:
Phone: 706-387-6255
Fax: 706-387-6273

Filing Fee: $207.00

Probate Court:
Phone: 706-387-6276 (Estates, Minor Guardianship, Returns)
Phone: 706-387-6277 (Vital Records, Licenses, Adult Guardianship)

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Jackson County

On February 11, 1796, Jackson County was split off from part of Franklin County, Georgia. The new county was named in honor of Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel, Congressman, Senator and Governor James Jackson. The county originally covered an area of approximately 1,800 square miles, with Clarkesboro as its first county seat.

In 1801, the Georgia General Assembly granted 40,000 acres of land in Jackson County for a state college. Franklin College (now University of Georgia) began classes the same year, and the city of Athens was developed around the school. Also the same year, a new county was developed around the new college town, and Jackson lost territory to the new Clarke. The county seat was moved to an old Indian village called Thomocoggan, a location with ample water supply from Curry Creek and four large springs. In 1804, the city was renamed Jefferson, after Thomas Jefferson.

Jackson lost more territory in 1811 in the creation of Madison County, in 1818 in the creation of Walton, Gwinnett, and Hall counties, in 1858 in the creation of Banks County, and in 1914 in the creation of Barrow County County.

In 1880, the courthouse built on the hill north of the square was the oldest continuously operating courthouse in the United States until 2004, when the current courthouse was constructed north of Jefferson.

Oconee County Courthouse

23 North Main Street
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Superior Court (Room 208):
Phone: 706-769-3940
Fax: 706-769-3948

Civil Filing Fee: $215.00

Probate Court (Room 304):
Phone: 706-769-3936
Fax: 706-769-3934

Will Filing Fee: $15

Oconee County:

Oconee County was created from the southwestern part of Clarke County in 1875 by the Georgia General Assembly. The new county was created to satisfy southwestern Clarke County residents’ demand for their own county after the county seat was moved from Watkinsville to Athens by the General Assembly in 1872. It is named for the river flowing along part of its eastern border.

Walton County Courthouse

Walton County Government Building
303 S. Hammond Drive
Monroe, GA 30655

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

Superior Court (Suite 335):
Phone: 770-267-1307
Fax: 770-267-1304

Civil Filing Fee: $210.00

Probate Court (Suite 118):
Phone: 770 -267- 1345
Fax: 770-267-1417

Walton County:

Walton County was created on December 15, 1818. It is named for George Walton, one of the three men from Georgia who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. The other two were Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall.

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