Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts

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 Cindy Mason
Cindy Mason
Clerk of Court

Office Hours:

Evans Justice Center
640 Ronald Reagan Drive
Evans, GA 30809
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Except holidays

P.O. Box 2930
Evans, GA 30809
(706) 312-7139

  Appling Court House
1958 Appling-Harlem Hwy.
Appling, GA 30802
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Every Tuesday
Except holidays  


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Welcome to the site of the Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts of Columbia County. Our staff continually strives to provide Columbia County residents with the highest level of professional public service.

Columbia County was created from Richmond County on December 10th, 1790. Columbia is Georgia’s 12th county and from her original boundaries were formed parts of Warren and McDuffie counties. Shortly after its creation, Peter Crawford was commissioned the first Clerk of the Superior and Inferior Courts of Columbia County. Cobbham, Kiokee, and Appling have all served as the county seat. Currently the County Justice Center in Evans serves as the primary courthouse.  

Court is still held at Appling’s courthouse—which is the oldest courthouse in Georgia still in use. Built in 1812, the Appling courthouse was extensively remodeled in 1856, further renovations were necessary in the late 1970s .

The Superior Court was established under the Constitution of 1798 and is the highest court in each circuit. It is a court of record which means that all records, documentation, and minutes filed in this office cannot be altered after filing.

The Clerk of Superior Court is an elected official, a constitutional officer of said court. The Superior Court Clerk's Office is a vital entity for all branches of the judicial system.

The Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts office is responsible for:

    • Filing, recording and indexing all documents related to real estate within Columbia County, including deeds, plats and cancellations.
    • Filing and processing for service of all divorce cases, adoptions, name changes, child support, change of custody and contempts.
    • Filing and processing all Juvenile cases
    • Files and processes for service all civil cases relating to suit on account, condemnations, appeals from magistrate and probate court, writs of possession, insurance, etc.
    • Files, records and indexes all judgments, tax liens and fifa's
    • Files and processes all warrants, indictments, accusations and sentences on all felony and misdemeanor cases.
    • Processes sentencing packages for sentence review panel and Department of Corrections for transfer of prisoners into the state system and applications for sentence review.
    • Files and processes all Uniform Commercial Code (UCC's), liens on personal property for public notice.
    • Prepares records of all appeal cases in the Civil, Domestic and Criminal Divisons for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

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