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Oglethorpe County, Georgia Overview
Oglethorpe County is located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed in December 19, 1795 and named after James Oglethorpe. The county seat is Lexington. As of 2010, the county has a population of 14,899. The county has a total area of 442 square miles, 439 square miles of which is land, and 3 square miles is water. The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 30683 recorded as the one with the largest population. Oglethorpe County borders the following counties: Madison County, Georgia to the north; Greene County, Georgia to the south; Wilkes County, Georgia to the east; Oconee County, Georgia and Clarke County, Georgia to the west; Elbert County, Georgia to the northeast, and; Taliaferro County, Georgia to the southeast.
Oglethorpe Clerk of Superior Court Information
Clerks of Superior Court have been elected county constitutional officers since 1798, when framers of Georgia’s constitution created the office and provided for election of a clerk in each county of the state. The Clerk is accountable only to the people who elect them. The clerk is not an employee or appointee of any county or state commission or any agent or agency of the judiciary. As an impartial county officer, the Clerk provides some of the most important checks-and-balances needed in both local county government and the state’s judicial system.
- The Clerk’s duties include, but are not limited to, running the business arm of the local court system; accounting for all monies arising from fines, fees, court costs and fees imposed and required by law; managing county trial and grand juries, including summoning jurors for service; providing oversight and administrative support to the county board of tax equalization; and processing, protecting and permanently maintaining citizens’ court, land and other important vital records.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Superior Court:
Kelli Smith, Clerk of Superior Court
111 West Main Street
P.O. Box 68
Lexington, GA 30648
Phone: (706) 743-5731
Fax: (706) 743-5335
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 – 5 pm
Oglethorpe Tax Assessor Information
The Board of Assessors is a five member body of appointed citizens of Oglethorpe County, serving on a part time basis, who meet once a month unless posted otherwise. They are appointed for staggered terms of three years by the Oglethorpe County Board of Commissioners and operate autonomously. A Chairman is elected 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:
Kem Caldwell, Chief Appraiser
341 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 136
Lexington, GA 30648
Phone: (706) 743-5166
Fax: (706) 743-8219