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Amy E. Johnson

- Superior and Juvenile Court Clerk
- Jury Clerk
- Administrator to the Board of Equalization

1 Broad Street, Suite 203
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4462
amy.Johnson@gsccca.org

  • Chief Deputy Clerk/Civil Clerk:
    Melissa Duggan
  • Deputy Clerks/Criminal Records:
    Misty Postell & Beverly Abernathy
  • Deputy Clerk/Real Estate Records:
    Amber Loera
  • Deputy Clerk/Lien Records:
    Cindy Dotson
  • Juvenile Records:
    Abby Padgett
  • Financial Records:
    Melia Stanley
  • Jury Records & Board of Equalization:
    Amber Loera
  • Real Estate & Data Entry:
    Lesly Espinoza-Dills
  • Real Estate & Reception:
    Melody Key

Clerk of Superior Court

Visit Appalachian Circuit Website

Gilmer County Superior Court is part of the Appalachian Circuit which includes Pickens and Gilmer counties in Georgia. Visit the website.

The Clerk has the responsibility to operate the business of the local superior and juvenile court office and answers first and foremost to the public.ย 

The Clerk is elected to be the custodian of records, criminal, civil, juvenile, juries, and Administrator to Board of Equalization, and to safeguard funds paid into the office for the benefit of individuals and the public.

Court-related duties of the Clerk include:

  • processing and managing court records
  • collecting and disbursing all court fees, fines, and costs
  • and providing citizens access to records

Public Land & Personal Property Records

As the official custodian of public land and personal property records, the Clerk records deeds, liens, plats, and Uniform Commercial Code transactions and other documents relating to ownership and security rights of individuals.

Appointment Approvals

The Clerk approves appointments of notaries public, and is custodian of military discharge records.

FILING FEES

CERTIFIED COPY $2.50
.50 per page thereafter
COPY FEE .50 cents
per page

Superior Court Jury Basics

The keystone of the justice system in the United States is the right to a trial by jury. This right is guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution. The right to a jury trial has a long history. It was part of the civil liberties granted by King John of England on June 15, 1215, and was recorded in the document known as Magna Carta. Trial by oneโ€™s peers was designed to prevent too much power being in the hands of the king.

Juries continue to be important to the justice system. Jurors determine the facts of the evidence in the case presented to them. Jury duty is an opportunity to serve the community. We in the court system will try to make your experience as pleasant as possible. In exchange, we hope that you will be fair, impartial and dedicated in completing your jury duty.

You do not need any special skills or legal knowledge to be a juror. All you need is an open mind and a readiness to work with the other jurors to make decisions. You also need to be impartial โ€” in other words, your decisions must not be influenced by personal feelings and biases.

Qualifications for Jury Service

Georgia law says you are qualified to be a juror if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Can understand English enough to understand and discuss the case
  • Are a resident of the county that sent you the jury summons
  • Have not served on a jury in the last 12 months
  • Are not currently on a grand jury or on another trial jury
  • Are not under a conservatorship
  • Have had your civil rights restored if you were convicted of a felony or malfeasance while holding public office
  • No one is exempt because of his or her job, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic status.
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