Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms

Below is the order passed by the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding the use of electronic devices in courtrooms and recording of judicial proceedings.

 

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Civil Court E-Filing

Legislation Change: SB 407, (§O.C.G.A. 15-6-11 and §15-7-5) Passed in the 2018 Legislative Session, Effective Date: January 1, 2019

This bill makes it mandatory for all superior court and state court civil cases and/or pleadings to be electronically filed through a certified approved e-file portal. There are a few case types that are excluded from the mandatory provision and shall remain paper original filings such as pauper’s affidavits, bond validations, sealed cases/pleadings, adoptions, sealed depositions, ex parte, temporary protective orders (TPO), stalking and in camera cases.

As of January 1, 2019, No paper original cases shall be accepted in any Clerk of Courts Office throughout the State of Georgia. The only exceptions are cases listed above and cases filed prior to January 1, 2019. By law, paper original cases filed prior to January 1, 2019 can remain a paper filed case until the case is completed.

The law further states, that the Clerk of Court shall setup a public access terminal (PAT) in their office for attorneys & pro se litigants to upload their cases and/or pleadings to the e-file portal. *By using the Clerk’s Office PAT the portal fees are waived. A credit card usage fee will be applied, unless you choose the “pay by cash option” upon check-out. All filing cost and service cost remain the same.

*By law when e-filing through the Peach Court Portal from the convenience of your home or office computer you are charged a one-time fee for electronically filing, (portal fees: $30.00 for the 1st 10 filings and $5.00 for each additional forward), plus a credit card fee will apply, (3.5 percent plus a 30 cent payment services fee per transaction will be applied). All filing cost and service cost remain the same.

During regular office hours the PAT will be available with unlimited access for an Attorney or pro se’ litigant, to be allowed to view and download any pleading or document electronically filed in connection to the civil action in which he or she is counsel of record or pro se litigant.

You may visit www.peachcourt.com to read more about peachcourt and e-filing.

Real Estate E-Filing Now Available

Beginning January 1, 2019, we will be accepting electronically filed real estate instruments.

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Office Hours of Operation

8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday
(excluding legal county holidays.)

Actual dates may vary due to some holidays falling on the weekend and observance being taken on the preceding or following workday.
Holiday/Observance
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (and the Friday following)
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Weather Forecast

Clear
Monday 01/21 0%
Clear
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 01/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 01/23 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 72F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Important Numbers

Clerks Office

P O Box 845
123 West Main Street
Claxton GA 30417
 
Telephone (912) 739-3868
Fax (912) 739-2504

Evans County Numbers

Sheriff's Office (912) 739-1611
Claxton PD (912) 739-2121
Tax Commissioner (912) 739-1147
Tax Assessor (912) 739-3424
Voter Registration (912) 739-0708
DFCS (912) 739-1222

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