Athens-Clarke County Clerk of Court

2024 Holiday Schedule
Posted on 12/22/2023 4:04:58 PM

Below is the 2024 Holiday Schedule observed by the Clerk of Superior and State Court for Athens-Clarke County. 

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Forms of Payment Accepted
Posted on 10/18/2023 11:53:11 AM

State & Superior Court Fees

The Clerk of Superior /State Courts will no longer accept personal checks. We will only accept checks from business accounts and law firms for certain filings. Checks (personal, business, or law firm) are not accepted for Notary Applications or Trade Name Applications. 

Certified bank checks, money orders, and cash are all accepted. 

We do accept Visa and Mastercard in the office.

2023 Holiday Schedule
Posted on 9/20/2022 11:01:04 AM

Below is the 2023 Holiday Schedule observed by the Clerk of Superior and State Court for Athens-Clarke County.

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Notice to all security deed filers
Posted on 7/12/2022 10:08:24 AM

While HB974 becomes effective on July 1, 2023, this office strongly recommends that you immediately begin including the information madated in that legislation.

Clerks of Superior Court believe that including the nine items required will result in significantly fewer rejections by our offices.

Thanks for you attention to this request.

Beverly Logan

Clerk of Superior/State Court

Athens-Clarke County


HB 974 - Security Deed page one mandated information

Summary: Requires that the following information appear on the first page of all security deeds and that clerks offer eFiling for all real and personal property taxes:

  1. The date of the document;
  2. The names of the signatories of the document;
  3. The grantee's mailing address:
  4. Map and parcel identification information, if applicable;
  5. The original loan amount or the amount of any outstanding principal and additional advance pursuant to a loan modification;
  6. The initial maturity date or dates for such debt;
  7. The amount, if any, of the intangible recording tax imposed on such deed to secure debt;
  8. The amount, if any, of the intangible recording tax imposed for an additional advance secured by a security deed; and
  9. If no intangible tax is imposed, a citiation to the authority providing for an exemption of such tax.
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Posted on 3/10/2022 11:23:46 AM

Effective May 1, 2022,

All NEW and RENEWING notary public applicants must complete the online notary training and exam and pass with a score of 90% or above (available at: 

There is a $2 fee associated with the exam.


All applicants must bring their completed application and the exam Certificate of Completion, to the Athens-Clarke County Clerk of Courts office for processing within 30 days of the online entry but before expiration (for renewals).




Waiver of Formal Arraignment
Posted on 5/27/2020 2:37:39 PM

Waiver of Formal Arraignment form

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Posted on 2/14/2019 1:16:26 PM

Get notifications regarding courthouse closings and view court events with JusticePath app for apple products.  Andriod coming soon

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Posted on 10/5/2018 11:25:11 AM

The Clerk of Courts offers efiling! Please visit to utilize this service. 

Supreme Court Press Release Regarding Civil Initiation/Dispo Forms
Posted on 12/28/2017 8:53:28 AM

Supreme Court Approves Civil Case Filing and Disposition Forms

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Clerk of Superior/State Court Responsiblities
Posted on 10/31/2017 10:11:03 AM
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Protective Orders and Stalking Orders
Posted on 7/11/2017 7:44:06 AM

Procedure for Protective Orders

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