Clerk of the Superior Court
On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Clerk of Superior Court Karen David announced the closing of the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office due to positive COVID-19 testing. During this closure, this office will be cleaned and properly decontaminated prior to resuming business. The office will be closed on Monday, September 14, 2020, and will not reopen for business until Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Please continue to use the e-file system to file any necessary paperwork during this closure.
Although there is no reason to believe that those conducting business at these Walton County Government Offices have been exposed, the Georgia Department of Public Health will be conducting contact tracing and notifying any individuals of possible exposure. Walton County continues to make the safety of the County's citizens and employees its top priority during this time.
The Civil Division is responsible for filing, processing, storing and retrieving civil records for the Superior Court. This division also manages appeal records, prepares executions to be filed in the General Execution and Lien Docket.
The Criminal division files misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. This process includes filing warrants, citations, accusations, indictments, and all other relative pleadings. This division makes reports to various state agencies.
The Real Estate division records all land transactions for Walton County. The records begin in the year 1818 and go through the current year. Each document can be searched in the indexes by year and name. Land plats, Uniform Commercial Code records, Armed Service discharges, and liens are recorded in this division. Deeds, Liens, UCC, Plats and Notary Public records can be found online at the Clerks Authority website.
Real Estate Division filing fees are changing effective January 1, 2020, per House Bill 288 signed by Governor Kemp on May 6, 2019. A list of fee changes can be found here.
Telephone Fraud Involving Jury Duty
The Walton County Clerk of Courts, Karen David or her staff will not call Jurors that have failed to report for Jury Duty service and ask for personal information such as social security number, birth date, bank account number, or credit card information.
It has been reported scammers trying to commit identity theft have been contacting potential victims and telling them they failed to report for jury duty. They ask for confidential information for "verification" purposes and if the information is refused they tell the potential victim a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
So far the scam has been reported in:
- Washington State
There have been no reports of this scam in the State of Georgia at the present time. Please never give out your personal information to any court officer over the telephone. The FBI is urging anyone who may receive a phone call regarding jury duty with the intent to commit identity theft to please contact your local FBI office.
- Application for Release of Bond to Discharge Lien (PDF)
- Cash Bond to Discharge Lien (PDF)
- Cross Indexing Information (PDF)
- Domestic Relations Case Filing Information Form (PDF)
- Domestic Relations Case Final Disposition Form (PDF)
- Juror Excusal Affidavit (PDF)
- Military Discharge Records (PDF)
- Subpoena Issued by Attorney for Production of Evidence (PDF)
- Subpoena Issued by Attorney for Witness (PDF)
- Trade Name Application (PDF)