Clerk of Superior Court


NOTICE

Upcoming Appointment of Upson County Board of Equalization

In accordance with Georgia Laws (O.C.G.A. § 45-5-311), the Upson County Grand Jury is in the process of appointing two alternate members to the Upson County Board of Equalization.

Any resident of Upson County having the following qualifications and an interest in serving on the board may nominate himself or herself for appointment by submitting a written request to the address listed below.

Qualifications

(1) Any person who is, in the judgment of the appointing grand jury, qualified and

competent to serve as a grand juror, who is the owner of real property, and who is at least a high school graduate is qualified, competent, and compellable to serve as a member or alternate member of the board. However, any member of any governing authority of a county, municipality, or consolidated government; member of a county or independent board of education; member of the county board of tax assessors; employee of the county board of tax assessors; or county tax appraiser is ineligible to serve as a member or alternate member of the board of equalization.

(2) Within the first year after a member’s initial appointment to the board of equalization, the member must satisfactorily complete not less than 40 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization processes and procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue. Failure to do so will render the member ineligible to serve on the board and prohibits the member from hearing appeals.

(3) Additionally, any person appointed to the board must complete annually a continuing education requirement of at least eight hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization procedures. Failure to do so renders the member ineligible to serve on the board.

Members of the board are compensated for each day’s service in an amount set by the county governing authority.

Please complete the application form and send by email to tharper@upsoncountyga.org or by physical mail to:

Upson County Board of Equalization

P.O. Box 469

Thomaston, Ga.  30286

Applications must be postmarked by September 27, 2019

Application/Nomination for Board of Equalization Members

Application Link 




*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

Passports are still being processed during the government shutdown. You can apply in our office Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

*NEW FEE AMOUNTS FOR 2019

1.Notary Application Fees are now $49.50. The application must be completed at http://apps.gsccca.org/NotaryApplication/

2.Trade Name Registration Fees are now $169.50


Responsibilities of the Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a Constitutional Elected Officer elected by the voters of their county to serve a four-year term. The Clerk of Superior Court and all employees are first and foremost public servants each and every day. The office of the Clerk of Superior Court performs a wide range of record keeping, information management and financial management functions in the judicial system. This office also provides court support to each superior court judge. In general, the Clerk’s responsibilities as mandated by the Georgia State Code are to:

  • File, record and index all documents related to real estate and personal property transactions in the county.
  • To attend to the needs of the court in the performance of the duties of the clerk
  • To file and maintain criminal and civil dockets as well as dockets on domestic suits
  • To keep in the Clerk’s office all documents, records, microfilm and dockets and all other things required by the Georgia Codes
  • To perform all other duties required by Georgia Law under code section 15-6-61

In addition to the services listed above, the Upson County Superior Court Clerk’s Office also serves as a U.S. Passport Agent. All U.S. Citizens can apply for or renew their passports through our office.

Announcements

  1. Invalid and Renewed Liens (PDF) under the State Tax Execution Modernization Act
  2. Supreme Court Approves Civil Case Filing and Disposition Forms (PDF).
  3. For Real Estate E-Filing Please Contact:
    Email CSC eRecording Solutions
    Phone: 866-652-0111
    E-Recording Website
  4. Download the new Mobile App for your Smartphones and Tablets.

Electronic Documents

We are very excited to announce that Upson County Superior Court is now accepting electronically filed documents in general civil and domestic relations cases.

Mission

Our mission is to provide every citizen with the greatest possible access to the justice system. My office is committed to making this program a success. As your Clerk, I encourage and welcome genuine feedback on the process. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.