Lookup Public Records in Tattnall County, Georgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Tattnall County, Georgia Overview
Tattnall County is located in the state of Georgia. Named after Josiah Tattnall, the county was formed in December 5, 1801 and its county seat is Reidsville. The county has a total population of 25,520, as of 2010, with its area spanning 488 square miles (land area being 479 square miles, while water area being 8.9 square miles). The county consists of 7 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 30427 recorded as the one with the largest population. Tattnall County borders the following counties: Candler County, Georgia to the north; Wayne County, Georgia to the south; Liberty County, Georgia to the east; Toombs County, Georgia to the west; Evans County, Georgia to the northeast; Emanuel County, Georgia to the northwest; Appling County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Long County, Georgia to the southeast.
Tattnall County Clerk Information
The county clerk is the official custodian of records for all actions taken by the Board of Commissioners. Responsibilities include preparing and publishing agendas, preparing minutes and the informational notebooks for the board meetings, distributing the board actions to the constitutional officers and department heads, and maintenance of the records. The County Clerk is also the official custodian of county contracts, leases, resolutions and ordinances.
Under the Georgia Open Records Act, all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. If a government agency or custodian of public records withholds a public document from production under an Open Records Request, they must cite to the provision of Georgia law that exempts the record from being produced. As a government agency, Tattnall County understands that almost all their of actions are available for public review. They are dedicated to meeting all open records requests received in writing in a timely manner. Much of the information on this web site is provided to give easy access to public information.
An Open Records Request should be made directly to the custodian of the records sought. A request to inspect or copy records may be made either orally or in writing. For purposes of documenting and clarifying the scope and timing of the request, it is a better practice to make the request in writing. Open records requests should contain the following: requestor’s name, phone number, and return address; specific type of information being requested including names, dates, times, locations, and case numbers (if available). Also please reference the appropriate Georgia or Federal Public Information or Record Law under which you are applying.
Depending on the type of information requested, charges may be incurred. If this is the case, they will contact you prior to your request being processed. Also note that individuals and attorneys wishing to obtain information concerning a case in which an individual is awaiting trial may be required to contact the Tattnall County Clerk of Superior Court and file appropriate discovery motions.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Christy D. McCall, County Clerk
108 West Brazell Street
P.O. Box 25
Reidsville, GA 30453-0025
Tattnall Clerk of Superior Court Information
The office of the Clerk of Superior Court was established by the first Constitution of the State of Georgia in 1778 as one of the four constitutional officers in each county. The other constitutional officers are the sheriff, the tax commissioner and the probate judge. The Clerk is elected to provide service directly to the public on a daily basis either personally or through his/her deputy clerks. The duties of the office are spelled out 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 served.
Essentially, 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. He/she provides some of the most important checks-and-balances within county government and the judicial system. He/she is an impartial, independent county officer and is not an employee or appointee of any county or state commission or the judiciary. The office of the Clerk of Superior Court performs a wide range of record keeping, information management and financial management functions in the judicial system.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Superior Court:
Sherry Bland, Clerk of Superior Court
Post Office Box 39
Reidsville, GA 30453