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Jason E. Bragg

Clerk of Superior Court,
Effingham County, GA

The Clerk of Courts supports the County Mission Statement by committing to the highest caliber of ethical and professional standards in recording and the safe keeping of all county real estate and court records.

The Clerk is the person responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds. The Clerk receives, manages, and possesses all court documents, collects and disburses all court fees, fines and costs, and provides the public with access to court records. As keeper of public records, the Clerk records plats, liens, deeds, trade names. The clerk also issues/revokes notary public certificates. In effect, the Clerk runs the “business arm” of the local court system.”

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Clerk of Superior Court

The Clerk is the person responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds.

Superior Court

The Superior Court handles all Criminal and Civil Court cases.

State Court

The Clerk of Superior Court serves as the Clerk of State Court of Effingham County by statute.

Juvenile Court

The duties as Clerk to the Juvenile Court are performed by the Superior Court Clerk.

About the Clerk of Courts

The Clerk is the person responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds. The Clerk receives, manages, and possesses all court documents, collects and disburses all court fees, fines and costs, and provides the public with access to court records. As keeper of public records, the Clerk records deeds, mortgages, charters and notaries public. In effect, the Clerk runs the “business arm” of the local court system. As an elected public official in each of Georgia’s 159 counties, the Clerk of Superior Court is an important check and balance within the county government and judicial system. Citizens’ case files, court records, property deeds, and mortgages are handled and protected by the Clerk, an impartial officer elected directly by and answerable to the people of the county, and is not an employee or appointee of any county commission or judiciary.

Please note that the Clerk’s staff cannot interpret the law or decisions of this Court, provide legal advice, recommend an attorney, or bring to the Courts’ attention your concerns about a particular case pending before the court.