Clerk of State Court

For court dates or ticket fine amounts please call 912-754-2163

What We Do


The Clerk of Superior Court serves as the Clerk of State Court of Effingham County by statute.

The State Court handles traffic, civil filings and criminal misdemeanor offenses. All court fines are paid to the Clerks' office on the first floor - Suite 110

Terms of Payment


Money orders or certified bank funds. No personal checks accepted.

On-Line Payment


Visit the website for all traffic tickets written by Effingham County Sheriff's Department or Georgia State Patrol. American Express is not accepted.

Filing Fees


Filing fees for the State Court are the same as Superior Court.

Limitations on the Clerks' 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 magistrate court and 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.