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 Clerk of Court
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 arestrictly forbiddento 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.
Barbara "Babs" Bailey,
Clerk of Court
205 N Selvidge Street
Dalton, GA 30720
Chief Deputy Clerk
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