Lynn G. Purvis
Colquitt County Courthouse
9 South Main St
2nd Floor, Room 214
Moultrie, GA 31768
P.O. Box 2827
Moultrie, GA 31776
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed on all major holidays
Courts Managed: Superior, State, and Juvenile
Legal Organ: The Observer (229) 985-4545
County Population: 45,498
Lynn G. Purvis Clerk of Superior, State & Juvenile Court, BOE Appeal Administrator
Jessica C. Boyd Chief Deputy / Chief Accounting Tech, Assist. BOE Appeal Administrator, Jury Clerk
Mollie Hood Superior Court Criminal Supervisor
Brandy Collins Deputy Supervisor
Precious Bright Office Manager
Linda Smith State Court Misdemeanor / Traffic
Jeannie Johnson State Court / Traffic Court Deputy
Brittany Fletcher Superior Court Criminal Deputy
Wilma L. Hadley Superior Court Criminal Deputy
Brenda Chafin Land Records, Jury Clerk Assist.
Kim McCranie Accounting
Please note: effective immediately the Clerk’s office only accepts VISA and Master Card.
If citations are not paid by 4:00 p.m. of the day prior to your court date, you will need to attend State Court as directed.
IF YOU CAN NOT RETRIEVE YOUR CITATION NUMBER PLEASE TRY AGAIN AT A LATER TIME.
NO CASH - NO PERSONAL CHECKS
We take Debit - Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express
Cashier's Checks and Money Orders.
Superior Court Non-Jury Hearings: Conducted each Tuesday and other special settings.
Superior Court Trials are held in February, May, August, and November each year.
State Court Non-Jury hearings are held by a calendar.
State Court Jury Trials are held in March, June, September, and December each year.
Juvenile Court hearings are held each Wednesday.
Other Services: Notary Public Commissions, Child Support Receiver, Board of Tax Equalization Secretary, Real Estate Recorder.
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk of Superior Court is a Constitutional Officer, meaning the position was created by an act of the Legislature in the state constitution and has been a county constitutional officer since the framers of the Georgia Constitution of 1798 provided for the election of the Clerk of Superior Court in each of Georgia's counties.
The Clerk is the person responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds. The Clerk receives, manages, and processes 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 and answers first and foremost to the public, ensuring the public's interests and convenience come first.
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.