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Clerk of Court



Tiana P. Garner

Clerk of Court is an elected position serving the Superior, State, Magistrate, and Juvenile courts in Gwinnett County. The Clerk and Deputy Clerks are custodians over the land and property records of the county as well as the civil and criminal files and records in the courts served. The Clerk's staff includes the Courts Information Technology Division, which serves not only the courts named above but also any users of the court's Odyssey Case Management System. The Courts IT Division also designed and manages the GwinnettCourts.com website.

General Duties and Responsibilities of the Clerk's Office

  • Deed and Property Recording
  • Transfer Tax and Intangible Tax Collection
  • UCC Recording
  • Lien Recording
  • Plat Recording
  • Soldiers Discharge Recording
  • Civil and Domestic Court Filing and Processing
  • Criminal Court Filing and Processing
  • Arrest Warrant Filing and Processing
  • Family Violence Filing and Processing
  • Garnishment Filing and Management
  • Adoption Filing and Processing
  • Appeals Filing and Processing
  • Notary Public Certificates and Management
  • Trade Name Registration
  • Records Management and Security
  • Fine and Fee Collection and Disbursement
  • Court Registry Management
  • Court Technology Management
  • Board of Equalization

Background of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court
The Clerk of Superior Court was established in the Constitution of the State of Georgia. The clerk is one of 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.

Limitations on the Clerk's 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. The clerks have been allowed by the legislature to assist more freely in matters filed in magistrate court and in family violence matters, but any assistance given by this office should not be considered legal advice. Sound legal advice must only come from a licensed practicing 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.

Thank You.


Main Office

Tiana P. Garner Clerk of Court
Ruth Rocker McMullin Chief Deputy Clerk
Jennifer Reed Office Manager
Ed Munday Director, Courts IT Division
Mark Wozniak Manager, Courts Accounting



P.O. Box 880
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100


Notice: To insure prompt delivery of U.S. mail, please use the correct mailing address for each Division.

Superior and State Court Civil Division

Christy McCullough Director, Superior and State Civil



Superior and State Courts (Civil Division)
P.O. Box 880
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100


Superior and State Court Criminal Division

Elizabeth McGee Director, Superior and State Criminal
Melissa McCoy Director, Superior and State Criminal Records, Appeals
Elizabeth McGee Superior and State Fines, Forfeitures and Cash Bonds



Superior and State Courts (Criminal Division)
P.O. Box 880
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100


Real Estate Division

L.D. Avery-Carter Director, Real Estate



Real Estate Division
P.O. Box 2050
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100


Magistrate Court Civil Division

Sherrie Lewis Director, Magistrate Civil Division


Magistrate Court Civil Division
P.O. Box 246
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100


Magistrate Court Criminal Division

Lisa Hopkins Director, Magistrate Criminal Division


Magistrate Court Criminal Division
P.O. Box 344
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-619-6720


Family Violence Division

Lisa Hopkins Family Violence Division


Family Violence Division
Gwinnett County Detention Center
Court Annex- 2nd Floor
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
770-619-6720


Garnishment Division (All Courts)

Amber Ledford Director, Garnishment Division
(State & Magistrate Courts)


Garnishment Division (All Courts)
P.O. Box 568
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0568
770-822-8100


Adoptions

Amber Ledford Adoptions


Adoptions
P.O. Box 568
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0568
770-822-8100


Board of Equalization

Lily Perez Director, Board of Equalization


Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 880
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0880
770-822-8100


Juvenile Court

Brensen Feese Director, Juvenile Court


Gwinnett County Juvenile Court
115 Stone Mountain Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6900
770-619-6325