Clerk of Superior Court

Contact Information

Melica Kendrick,
Clerk of Court

Linda Montieth,
Deputy Clerk

205 N Selvidge Street
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 275-7450

Other Divisions
Criminal - (706) 275 - 7490
Civil - (706) 275 - 7480


Jennell Hill
Receptionist/Real Estate

Nancy Casteel
Criminal Division

Jessica Jones
Garnishments/Real Estate

Justin Crump
Accounting, Bookkeeping

Celia Waters
Receptionist/Real Estate

Betty Alton
Civil Division

Rende Kyle
Civil Division

Patty Smith
Child Support

Kay Anderson
Criminal Division

Mary Stricklen
Criminal Division

Renee Barton
Criminal Division


Katy Sane
Criminal Division

Tim Suits

Legal Org.:
Daily Citizen News
(706) 278-1011

Mission Statement

The Clerk of Superior Courts Office wishes to keep and maintain all records and accomplish the prompt and orderly disposition of the business of the courts as required by law and to provide quality and professional service to the citizens of Whitfield County.

Origin of Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Superior Court is established in the Constitution of the State of Georgia.  The clerk is one of the four constitutional officers who can be found in each of the 159 counties in the state, the other constitutional officers are the sheriff, the tax commissioner and the probate judge. The clerk’s duties are statutory in nature and are found in the Official Code of Georgia in literally hundreds of statutes created by the state legislature. In addition, the clerk has an obligation to follow the court rules for each court they may serve. The clerk is an elected position in each county, providing personal service directly to the public on a daily basis though direct contact with the clerk or through contact with his or her deputy clerks.

Limitations on the Clerks Office

The clerk and deputy clerks desire to help all parties that ask for assistance and will attempt to do so.   The clerk and deputy clerks are strictly forbidden to practice law by statute and are restricted in what they can give advice about or assistance in preparing.   Any assistance given by this office should not be considered legal advice.   Sound legal advice must only come from a licensed attorney and the clerk’s office encourages all parties to seek competent legal advice.   We ask that you be understanding with our staff as we attempt to assist you, knowing the limitations we face in assisting each individual party to a case.


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Online Services

General Duties

  • Deed and Property Recording
  • Transfer Tax and Intangible Tax Collection
  • UCC Recording
  • Lien Recording
  • Plat Recording
  • Soldiers Discharge Recording
  • Jury and Grand Jury Management
  • Civil and Domestic Court Filing and Processing
  • Criminal Court Filing and Processing
  • Garnishment Filing and Management
  • Adoption Filing and Processing
  • Appeals Filing and Processing
  • Notary Public Certificates and Management
  • Trade Name Registration
  • Child Support Collection and Disbursement
  • Fine and Fee Collection and Disbursement
  • Restitution Collection and Disbursement

Other Services

  • Military Discharges
  • Notary Public Application and Registration
  • Child Support Payments
  • Partial Paymets, Criminal Fines and Restitution
  • Jury Clerk