Clerk of Superior Court


Rita Harkins
Clerk of Superior Court

Welcome to the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Lumpkin County, Georgia. The Clerk of Superior Court is established in the Constitution of the State of Georgia. The Clerk of Courts is found to be one of most popular elected officials serving the Superior, Juvenile and Magistrate Courts in Lumpkin County. The Clerk has an obligation to follow the court rules and law for each court they may serve. The Clerk of Courts is the custodian over land and property records of the county as well as the civil, criminal, juvenile and adoption files and records in the courts served. Furthermore, the Clerk of Courts office provides personal service directly to the public on a daily basis. The office of the Clerk of Superior Court consists of four major divisions: Judicial, Real Estate, Personal Property/ Liens/Accounting, and Business/Professional/Administrative.

This site is provided as a service & to primarily benefit you, the citizens of Lumpkin County and any others who require services from the office of the Clerk of Superior Court. My goal as Clerk and administrator of the various courts is to provide as much information and as many services as possible efficiently and in a cost effectively way to taxpayers and other customers. As you use this website, I encourage any suggestions you may have that may benefit the citizens and the public.

Thank you for visiting the Office of the Clerk of Courts.

Address325 Riley Road
Room 108
Dahlonega, GA 30533-0820
HoursMonday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm;
excluding holidays

Mission Statement

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  1. The Georgia General Assembly enacted this year Act Number 458 (legislated as HB 851) which amends provision relating to county law libraries. The bill eliminated a previously long-standing provision that required clerks of superior court to deduct the amount payable to the county law library from the filing fee for a civil action and, therefore, upon the effective date of the act the filing fee for a superior court civil action increased by $5.00 (the amount determined by superior court judges to be collected for the local library). The act became effective upon the governor’s signature. He signed the act into law on April 26, 2016.  This office will be enforcing the provision beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, at which time the filing fee for a civil action in the Superior Court of Lumpkin County will be $215.00 (which amount includes the additional $5.00 law library fee).  Also, increased by this bill is the filing fee for notary public applications, which will now be $42.00, trade name registrations will be $162.00, and limited partnerships will be $215.00.
  2. eFile your Civil Cases and pleadings in Lumpkin County Superior Court at  Document retrieval is easy via PeachCourt.
  3. eFiling and eRecording of Real Estate documents, including UCC’s, is now available through eFile to save your time and money!
  4. Effective January 1, 2017, plat eFiling becomes MANDATORY through HB1004 –

Plat electronic recording rules: Real Estate electronic recording rules:

A public filing terminal (computer) will be available inside the Clerk of Courts office for use in eFiling plats. Plats must be submitted to the Clerk for filing at 300 dpi resolution.

Juror/Court Information (Recorded Message Only)

Department Staff

Rita HarkinsClerk of Courts - Superior, Juvenile & Magistrate Courts706-864-3736 Ext
Carol LedfordAccounting Records/Purchasing & Deputy Clerk706-864-3736n/a
Jan RobinsonCourt Division Administrative Clerk & Real Estate Assistant706-864-3736n/a
Judy RichardsonBusiness/Professional/Administrative Records Clerk706-864-3736n/a
Patsy SherwoodMagistrate Court Civil Records Clerk706-864-3736n/a
Michelle AbercrombieSuperior Court Civil Records Clerk 706-864-3736n/a
Kim JarrardLiens/BOE/Mail-Calendar Clerk & Court Division Assistant706-864-3736n/a
Brenda BrownAdoption/Juvenile Records Clerk & Jury Management706-864-3736n/a
Ashley CokerReal Estate/Plat Records Clerk706-864-3736n/a
Briana LewisSuperior Court Criminal Records Clerk - Courtroom/Jury Assistant 706-864-3736n/a
Tammy PerryPost Judgment/Disposition & Appeals Records Clerk706-864-3736n/a