Lookup Public Records in Wayne County, Georgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Wayne County, Georgia Overview

Wayne County is located in the state of Georgia. Named after Anthony Wayne, the county was formed in December 7, 1803 and its county seat is Jesup. The county has a total population of 30,099, as of 2010, with its area spanning 649 square miles (land area being 642 square miles, while water area being 7 square miles). The county consists of 6 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 31545 recorded as the one with the largest population. Wayne County borders the following counties: Tattnall County, Georgia to the north; Brantley County, Georgia to the south; McIntosh County, Georgia to the east; Long County, Georgia to the northeast; Appling County, Georgia to the northwest; Pierce County, Georgia to the southwest, and; Glynn County, Georgia to the southeast.

Wayne County Clerk Information

Designation per the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. Section 50-18-70, et seq. County Clerk, is designated as the Open Records Officer and the Person that handles payroll, is designated as the Alternate Record Officer to act in the Open Record Officer’s absence, both the act for Wayne County and all of its related and subsidiary entities herein the “County”. All records requests should be made to the Open Records Officer.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Amanda Hannah, County Clerk
341 E Walnut St
Jesup, GA 31546
Phone: (912) 427-5900
Fax: (912) 427-5906

Wayne Superior Court Clerk Information

The Clerk is accountable only to the people who elect him or her. He or she 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 running the business arm of the local court system; accounting for all monies arising from fines, fee, court costs and fees required by law for specific services; service as clerk of the commission responsible for arraying county trial and grand juries; providing oversight and administrative support to the county board of tax equalization; and protecting and permanently maintaining citizens’ court, land and other important vital records.

Below is the physical address of the Superior Court Clerk:

Frances B. Yeargan, Clerk of Court
174 N Brunswick St
Jesup, GA 31546
Business: (912) 427-5930
Fax: (912) 427-5939

Wayne Tax Assessor Information

The Tax Assessor is responsible for preparing tax digests for Wayne County, Board of Education and the three cities located within the county – Jesup, Odum and Screven. The Board of Tax Assessors is responsible to appraise all property at the fair market value as Georgia law dictates. Property Appraisal Procedures Manual.

Wayne County has undergone a county-wide revaluation. Everything is going extremely well according to Tax Appraiser. The revaluation is to re-align values using the Appraisers Procedures Manual in accordance with the State of Georgia, not just to raise taxes.

In an effort to make things more efficient for everyone, they have put the Wayne County property records online. You can view: aerial photographs, property record cards, owners, deed, building, size and digital photos of each property and structure.

Below is the physical address of the Tax Assessor:

Byron Johns, Chief Appraiser
P O Box 174
341 E Walnut St
Jesup, GA 31546
Phone: (912) 427-5920
Fax: (912) 427-5912
Email: roquinn@waynecountyga.us

Wayne, GA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200926,254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,522
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009222
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,303
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009226
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009555
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,900
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009375
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009119
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200979
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009484
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009533
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,664
Wayne County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Wayne 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:Wayne County Marriage License
Location:211 East Walnut Street, Jesup, Georgia, 31546
Phone:912-427-5940

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