Barrow County Courthouse
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680
Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
Civil Filing Fee: $208.00
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
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. 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 is named after David Crenshaw Barrow Jr., alumnus, professor and chancellor of the University of Georgia.
Clarke County Courthouse
325 E. Washington St.
Athens, GA 30601
Civil Filing Fee: $207.50
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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
Phone: (770) 822-8100
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Filing Fee: $206.00
Phone: (770) 822-8250
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m Monday – Friday
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
PO Box 1275
Gainesville, GA 30503
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Civil Filing Fee: $210.00
Service Fee: $50.00 per address
Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
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
Filing Fee: $207.00
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
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.
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):
Civil Filing Fee: $215.00
Probate Court (Room 304):
Will Filing Fee: $15
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):
Civil Filing Fee: $210.00
Probate Court (Suite 118):
Phone: 770 -267- 1345
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.