Clerk of Superior Court

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTs**

ATTENTION JURORS:

If you’ve received a Grand Jury Summons, enclosed you will find some additional paperwork and questionnaires. In addition to the Affidavit that accompanies all jury summons, we have now included a Jury Questionnaire that must be completed, as well. I have attached examples of each form below. Please be sure to complete both forms and submit to our office as soon as possible.

For your convenience, we are now offering the option to email forms. If you would prefer to email the forms rather than send by mail or drop them by our office, you may send to the following email address: upsonjury@upsoncountyga.org.

As always, we are here to help or assist as needed. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions. Thanks!

Grand Jury Questionnaire            Jury Affidavit


STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY:

  In recognition of and response to the need, as expressed in the Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency filed May 11, 2020, procedures for In-Court Proceedings for Upson County have been established by the Superior Court Judges for Upson County. To view a copy of the guidelines please click here.

To view a copy of the Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency click here.

Upson County Clerk of Superior Socially Distant Services

The Supreme Court of Georgia has extended the original Judicial Emergency Order set to expire   August 11, 2020.

Our office will continue to fulfill its constitutional mandates in a primarily virtual environment in line with the Supreme Courts Emergency Order.

Under the Judicial Emergency Order our office will provide services by appointment only.  Due to CDC Guidelines there can only be one person at a time inside our office lobby .  Please call the office to schedule an appointment if you need to file documents, apply for a passport or a notary, or if you need to search the deed room records.

Please be advised that when you come to the office you will be greeted at the front door by a Law Enforcement Officer who will take your temperature and provide you with a mask to be worn while inside the building.

The filing of Real Estate Documents, Civil Documents and Criminal Documents can all be done electronically.  Please see our website for links and directions on electronical filing. 

The Clerk’s office has invested in technology which allows this socially distant service delivery  and enhanced remote access possible. If there are any concerns about accessing the website or the office, please call 706-538-2343 or you can find a list of email address on the Clerk’s webpage.

Please know that we are here to serve you to best of our abilities during this time.  Our prayer is that we can get back to our normal schedule as soon as possible.  Please exercise caution and follow the guidelines recommended to us by the State and Federal Agencies.

                                                            Sincerely,

                                                            Teresa Harper

                                                            Clerk of Superior Court, Upson County Georgia

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.