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Hart County Clerk of Court

185 W. Franklin Street (Courthouse Annex)
PO Box 386
Hartwell, GA 30643
Telephone: (706) 376-7189

image of Frankie Gray, clerk of superior court
Frankie Gray
Hart County Clerk of Court
image of record books in courthouse vault
Records line the walls of the vaults in the Clerk's Offices


The Clerk of Court and staff perform numerous functions, many of which come as a surprise to the public. Among these duties and functions are:

  • Maintains all court records. . .criminal, civil, juvenile, magistrate, and adoption.
  • Processesall real estate; liens and personal property instruments
  • Manages juries at each term of court
  • Executes Notary Public Commission
  • Coordinates and prepares court calendars
  • Maintains all court records
  • Files recording and Index real estate records
  • Prepares jury duty notices and witnesses
  • Reads jury's verdict to the Court
  • Manages jury processes
  • Attends all court sessions
  • Assists all attorneys of court rules
  • Issues subpoenas
  • Collects and submits real estate transfer tax, POPTF, POAB, Sheriff's Retirement, Library Drug Education Fund, Children's Trust Fund, Clerks' Retirement Jail Fund
  • Files and records trade names, attorneys register
  • Maintains coroner's reports
  • Records all deeds, UCC statements, Armed Forces discharges.
  • Administers oaths
  • Collects fines
  • Ensures that records are transferred from paper to microfilm for permanent storage

All the real estate records and most of the court records are public. These records may be viewed at the Clerk of Court's office during regular office hours.