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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:  229-616-7420

Fax:      229-616-7029

 

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

 

Office Contacts:

Beth Briones, Chief Deputy Clerk  (229) 616-7064

Corbett Wiard, Chief Accounting Tech. (229) 616-7420

 

 

Superior Court:

Civil Division - Kittie Gandy, Deputy Clerk  (229) 616-7066

Criminal Division - Wilma Hadley & Kathy Richter, Deputy Clerks  (229) 616-7423

Real Estate Division - Margie Power & Kayla Burns, Deputy Clerks  (229) 616-7063

Child Support Recovery Division - Vickie Hiers, Deputy Clerk  (229) 616-7420

Child Support Receivable and Payable, Receptionist - Linda Smith, Office Assistant   (229) 616-7420

 

State Court:

Civil Division - Kittie Gandy, Deputy Clerk  (229)  616-7066

Criminal & Traffic Divisions - Sandra Robinson & Kathy Richter, Deputy Clerks (229) 616-7420

                                              

Juvenile Court:

Vickie Hiers, Deputy Clerk  (229)  616-7420

 

Accounting - Corbett Wiard (229) 616-7420

Adoptions, Appeals, Calendars, Jury and Board of Equalization Assistant Secretary - Beth Briones (229) 616-7064

 

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.

 

Directions to Office:  Located on Highway 319 Business in the heart of Downtown Moultrie, "On the Square".   (MAP)

 

 

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.