Columbus Consolidated Government

COVID-19 Update


To follow social distancing guidelines and to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Office of the Clerk of Superior & State Courts will implement the following guidelines:
  • Access to the Record Room will be provided by appointment only. To schedule your appointment, please call (706) 653-4358 option 2.
  • Notary applicants will be processed by appointment only. To schedule your appointment, please call (706) 653-4358 option 1.
  • If spacing is limited in all other areas, please be prepared to leave your contact information as you may be directed to wait in another location.

**New** ORDER ON IN-PERSON PROCEEDINGS IN THE CHATTAHOOCHEE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Bemon G. McBride, III., Superior Court Chief Judge, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit (July 17, 2020)

**New** FIFTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY from Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton (August 11, 2020)

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Welcome to the Office of the Clerk of Superior & State Courts!

Danielle Forté is the Muscogee County Clerk of Superior & State Courts. In this role she is responsible for the oversight and administration of a broad yet critical information management system that includes the community’s most vital court and real estate records, dating as far back as the late 1800s. In addition to ensuring millions of these public documents are secure and available, the Clerk’s office is also responsible for the major financial management system of the courts and directs key administrative functions in the judicial system. The Office of the Clerk is also responsible for oversight and supervision of our local property tax appeal boards, the Boards of Equalization.

Real Estate Filing Fee Change

Effective January 1, 2020, filing fees for real estate documents, UCCs, certain types of liens, and plats are changing.

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Civil eFiling

Mandatory Civil eFiling beginning January 1, 2019.

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Standing Order on Parenting Seminars

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Rules of Court Conduct

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Superior Court Civil/Domestic Policies & Procedures

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Physical Address:

Government Center
100 10th Street, 2nd Floor Tower
Columbus, GA 31902

Mailing Address:

Clerk of Superior & State Courts
P.O. Box 2145
Columbus, GA 31902

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Holiday Schedule

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 15-19-51, the Clerk’s Office is strictly prohibited from providing any legal advice. To ensure that all procedures are followed and the rights of all parties are protected, it is advised to seek legal counsel from a licensed attorney.

Main: (706) 653-4370

Board of Equalization: (706) 225-4350

Customer Service: (706) 653-4358 opt. 1

Real Estate Recording: (706) 653-4358 opt. 2

Superior Court Civil/Domestic: (706) 653-4372

Superior Court Criminal: (706) 653-4353

State Court Civil: (706) 653-4361

State Court Criminal: (706) 653-4368