Clerk of Court
Lynn G. Purvis
9 South Main St
Colquitt County Courthouse
2nd Floor, Room 214
Moultrie, GA 31768
P.O. Box 2827
Moultrie, GA 31776
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed on all major holidays
Courts Managed: Superior, State, and Juvenile
Legal Organ: The Observer (229) 985-4545
County Population: 45,498
Lynn G. Purvis, Clerk of Superior, State & Juvenile Courts
Beth Briones, Chief Deputy Clerk
Corbett Wiard, Chief Accounting Tech/Deputy Clerk
Wilma Hadley, Senior Deputy Clerk - Criminal Divisions
Kayla Burns - Real Estate
Jessica Boyd - Juvenile & Accounting
Marge Power - Accounting & Real Estate
Kathy Richter - Superior Court Criminal
Precious Bright - State Court Criminal/Traffic
Linda Smith - State Court Criminal/Traffic, Real Estate, Child Support Recovery
Kittie Gandy - Superior & State Court Civil
Brandy Collins - Receptionist & Accounting
Superior Court Non-Jury Hearings: Conducted each Tuesday and other special settings.
Superior Court Trials are held in February, May, August and November each year.
State Court Non-Jury hearings are held by calendar.
State Court Jury Trials are held in March, June, September and December each year.
Juvenile Court hearings are held each Wednesday.
Other Services: Notary Public Commissions, Child Support Receiver, Board of Tax Equalization Secretary, Real Estate Recorder.
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk of Superior Court is a Constitutional Officer, meaning the position was created by act of the Legislature in the state constitution, and has been a county constitutional officer since the framers of the Georgia Constitution of 1798 provided for election of the Clerk of Superior Court in each of Georgia's counties.
The Clerk is the person responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds. The Clerk receives, manages, and processes all court documents, collects and disburses all court fees, fines, and costs, and provides the public with access to court records. As keeper of public records, the Clerk records deeds, mortgages, charters, and notaries public. In effect, the Clerk runs the "business arm" of the local court system and answers first and foremost to the public, ensuring the public's interests and convenience come first.
As an elected public official in each of Georgia's 159 counties, the Clerk of Superior Court is an important check and balance within the county government and judicial system. Citizens' case files, court records, property deeds, and mortgages are handled and protected by the Clerk, an impartial officer elected directly by and answerable to the people of the county, and is not an employee or appointee of any county commission or judiciary.