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Colquitt County, Georgia Overview

Colquitt County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in 1856 and named after Walter Terry Colquitt. The county seat is Moultrie. As of 2015, the county has a population of 45,844. The county has a total area of 557 square miles, 544 square miles of which is land, and 12 square miles is water. The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31768 recorded as the one with the largest population. Colquitt County borders the following counties: Cook County, Georgia to the east; Mitchell County, Georgia to the west; Tift County, Georgia to the northeast; Worth County, Georgia to the northwest; Thomas County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Brooks County, Georgia to the southeast.

Colquitt County Clerk Information

Purpose: To efficiently and accurately record and maintain minutes and records of all acts, orders, and proceedings of the Governing Body of Colquitt County which is the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners. To provide an environment whereby said minutes and records are readily available for review and inspection by the citizens. To provide administrative support for the County Administrator, Board of Commissioners, and other County Executives. To conduct the affairs of this office as a public trust, in the best interest of Colquitt County citizens.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Melissa Lawson, County Clerk
Colquitt County Courthouse Annex
101 East Central Avenue, Office 261-B
Moultrie, GA 31768
P.O. Box 517
Moultrie, GA 31776-0517
Office: 229-616-7409

Colquitt Clerk of Court Information

The Clerk of Superior Court is a Constitutional Officer, meaning the position was created by 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 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.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Court:

Lynn G. Purvis, Clerk of Superior, State & Juvenile Courts
Colquitt County Courthouse
9 South Main St
2nd Floor, Room 214
Moultrie, GA 31768
P.O. Box 2827
Moultrie, GA 31776
Office: 229-616-7420
Fax: 229-616-7029
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Colquitt Tax Assessor Information

Purpose: Operating under the Georgia Revenue Codes, the Board of Assessors is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of all Residential, Commercial, and Personal Property in Colquitt County. Property is appraised at 100% of its fair market value and assessed at 40% of that value.

The Board of Assessors is a three-member body of appointed citizens of Colquitt County, serving on a part time basis, who meet on Monday and Wednesday of each week unless otherwise posted. They are appointed by the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners and operate autonomously. A Chairman and secretary are elected by the assessors on an annual basis. The Board of Assessors hires a Chief Appraiser to administer the functions of the Property Appraisal and Assessment Administration.

Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:

Bobby Carroll, Department Head
Colquitt County Courthouse Annex
101 East Central Avenue, Office 135
P.O. Box 880
Moultrie, GA 31776
Office: 229-616-7425
Office: 229-616-7426
Fax: 229-616-7428

Colquitt County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Colquitt County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 19, Chapter 3 and Domestic Relations – Sections 19-3-62 to 19-3-64
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Colquitt County Marriage License
Location:1 North Main Street, Moultrie, Georgia, 31768

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