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Franklin County, Georgia Overview

Franklin County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in 25 February, 1784 and named after Benjamin Franklin. The county seat is Carnesville. As of 2010, the county has a population of 22,084. The county has a total area of 266 square miles, 261 square miles of which is land, and 5 square miles is water. The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 30662 recorded as the one with the largest population. Franklin County borders the following counties: Stephens County, Georgia to the north; Madison County, Georgia to the south; Hart County, Georgia to the east; Banks County, Georgia to the west; Oconee County, South Carolina to the northeast, and; Elbert County, Georgia to the southeast.

Franklin County Clerk Information

Elaine Evans was first appointed county clerk for Franklin County, Georgia on June 13, 2013 to begin her term on July 1, 2013. She has since been reappointed each January. Mrs. Evans is a lifelong resident of Northeast Georgia. Her interests include reading; spending time with family and friends; and involvement in her church.

Mrs. Evans is a graduate of Athens Technical College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. She also holds certifications from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Human Resource Management, Advanced Human Resource Management and County Clerk. Mrs. Evans is a member of the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association and the Georgia County Clerks Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Franklin.

The duties of the County Clerk as performed by Mrs. Evans are to provide administrative support to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners; County Manager, Constitutional Officers and Departmental Supervisors. She also serves as the Open Records Officer. Mrs. Evans is the Accounting Clerk for the Franklin-Hart Airport Authority. Agenda preparation and meeting minutes transcription fall under the duties of the County Clerk. Financial reconciliation of accounts and SPLOST reconciliation and processing are also part of the County Clerk’s duties.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Elaine Evans, County Clerk
P.O. Box 159
141 Athens Street
Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: 706-384-2483
Fax: 706-384-7089
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Franklin Clerk of Superior Court Information

Missy Holbrook serves as Franklin County’s Clerk of Superior Court. She was elected to this position in 1993. She manages Superior and Juvenile Court in Franklin County. The Clerk of Superior Court is a constitutional officer elected by the voters of Franklin County to serve a four-year term.

Background of the Office of Clerk of Superior Court

  • The Clerk of Superior Court is established in the Constitution of the State of Georgia. The clerk is one of the four constitutional officers who can be found in each of the 159 counties in the state, the other constitutional officers are the sheriff, the tax commissioner and the probate judge. The clerk’s duties are statutory in nature and are found in the Official Code of Georgia in literally hundreds of statutes created by the state legislature. In addition, the clerk has an obligation to follow the court rules for each court they may serve. The clerk is found to be one of the most popular elected officials in each county, providing personal service directly to the public on a daily basis through direct contact with the clerk or through contact with his or her deputy clerks.
  • Limitations on the Clerk’s Office

  • The clerk and deputy clerks desire to help all parties that ask for assistance and will attempt to do so. The clerk and deputy clerks are strictly forbidden to practice law by statute and are restricted in what they can give advice about or assistance in preparing. The clerks have been allowed by the legislature to assist more freely in matters filed in family violence matters, but any assistance given by this office should not be considered legal advice. Sound legal advice must only come from a licensed practicing attorney and the clerk’s office encourages all parties to seek competent legal advice. We ask that you be understanding with our staff as we attempt to assist you, knowing the limitations we face in assisting each individual party to a case.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Superior Court:

Missy Holbrook, Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 70
9592 Lavonia Road
Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: 706-384-2514
Hours of Operation:Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Franklin Tax Assessor Information

The County Board of Tax Assessors, appointed for fixed terms by the county commissioner(s) in all counties except one, is responsible for determining taxability, value and equalization of all assessments within the county. The County Board of Tax Assessors notifies taxpayers when changes are made to the value of the property; receive and review all appeals filed; and insures that the appeal process proceeds properly. In addition, they approve all exemptions claimed by the taxpayer.

Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:

Rick Cothran, Chief Appraiser
PO Box 10
1195 Hull Avenue
Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: 706-384-4896
Fax: 706-384-4333
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Franklin County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Franklin 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:Franklin County Marriage License
Location:9592 Lavonia Road, Carnesville, Georgia, 30521

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