Clerk of Court
Court clerks perform administrative duties in the criminal and civil justice systems, Superior Court and State Court, assisting other officers of the court as well as judges and lawyers. They maintain court records, administer oaths to witnesses and jurors, and authenticate copies of the court's orders and judgments with the court's seal.
Virtual hearings will be held online. Anyone who wishes to attend the Magistrate Court of Habersham County should contact the office of the Clerk of Superior, State, Juvenile, and Magistrate Court or the office of the assigned judge for the link to be used to access the particular court session or proceeding. To view the full order click here.
Superior Court Clerk
The Clerk of Court and staff perform numerous functions relating to the Stephens County Court System. The office also provides court support to each superior court judge. Among these duties and functions are:
- Issue subpoenas
- Maintain all court records; criminal, civil and adoption.
- File and maintainscriminal and civil dockets as well as dockets on domestic suits.
- Attend to the needs of the court in the performance of the duties of the clerk
- Manage juries at each term of court
- Coordinate and prepare court calendars
- Prepare jury duty notices and witnesses
- Read jury verdicts to the Court
- Manage jury processes
- Attend all court sessions
- Assist all attorneys with court rules
- Processe and file appeals
- Collect fines
- Ensure that records are transferred from paper to microfilm for permanent storage
Clerk of State Court
The Clerk of Court’s office provides administrative support for judicial operations of the Court. The Clerk also monitors the changing needs of various records management programs to ensure that the interest of the courts and the public are secured.
Documents presented for filing in State Court case must be received, processed, secured and purged in accordance with certain statutory time constraints, archival and retention schedule standards and requirements. As the court's fiduciary officer, the Clerk collects, records, and disburses all statutory fees, fines, reimbursements, restitution and public registry funds, as ordered by the court; utilizing innovative systems and technologies whenever feasible. This flow of funds is accomplished only through court order and statutory authorization.
The Clerk of State Court and the deputy clerks will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular state court process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this website is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.
Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.