F.    Barry    Wilkes    -    Clerk    and    Court    Administrator

Clerks of Superior Court have been elected county constitutional officers since 1798, when framers of Georgia's constitution created the office and provided for election of a clerk in each county of the state. The Clerk is accountable only to the people who elect him. He is not an employee or appointee of any county or state commission or any agent or agency of the judiciary. As an impartial county officer, the Clerk provides some of the most important checks-and-balances needed in both local county government and the state's judicial system.

The Clerk's duties include, but are not limited to, running the business arm of the local court system; accounting for all monies arising from fines, fees, court costs and fees imposed and required by law; managing county trial and grand juries, including summoning jurors for service; providing oversight and administrative support to the county board of tax equalization; and processing, protecting and permanently maintaining citizens' court, land and other important vital records.

NOTICE         OF         LEGISLATIVE         CHANGE
MANDATORY         PLAT         E-FILING

Plat eFiling

Amendments to Title 15 and 44 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, known as HB 1004 of the 2016 legislative session, relating to courts and property, provide for the filing of electronic images of maps, plats and plans. Effective January 1, 2017, all maps, plats and plans are required to be electronically filed with the applicable Clerk of Superior Courts Office.

All plats must be filed electronically at https://efile.gsccca.org.

Register at https://efile.gsccca.org to begin the e-Filing process. For more information regarding e-Filing requirements, see www.gsccca.org/learn/efiling-information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the e-File process, please contact Linda Dixon Thompson, Clerk-Elect, at the Liberty County Superior Court Clerk's Office at 912-876- 3625 or the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority customer support at 1-800- 304-5174 or help@gsccca.org.