Chatham County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office is OPEN and providing services by appointment, mail-in, and online services. Please call 912-652-7200 for additional information.


Most Requested Services

Passports

Due to COVID-19 we are temporarily accepting Passports at The Clerk of Superior Court Office - Southside Location, 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite "A", Savannah, GA 31406.

Due to social distancing and limited space, we are accepting appointments to make your experience as fast as possible. Call 912-447-4950 for appointment availability.

The Clerk’s office will continue to accept applications and renewals. However, due to COVID-19, you may experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents (such as birth certificates or naturalization certificates).

Check or Money Order ONLY for the Passport Book/Card Fee (Payable to the U.S. Department of State)

Cash or Money Order Only for Application Fee and Photo Fee (Payable to Clerk of Superior Court)

To check the status of your previously submitted application please visit https://passportstatus.state.gov/


Real Estate/eRecord

The Real Estate Division is open. Chatham County offers eRecording through various vendors. We currently accept Real Estate filings from the following vendors:

You may send written requests, along with a check or money order, for copies and/or certified copies of deeds, liens and plats. Trade Names can also be mailed in with proper fees to same address:

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 10227
Savannah, GA 31412

Mail your request along with a local check or money order made payable to: Clerk of Superior Court. To request a copy complete a Real Estate Copy Request Form.

To confirm your cost, please contact us at supctclk@chathamcounty.org or call: 912-652-7200


Notary Application and Renewal

Due to COVID-19 we are encouraging "mail-in" Notary Renewals. If you are WITHIN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO the expiration date of your Notary, complete a renewal application.

NOTE: Only out-of-state residents may apply in their county of employment; Georgia residents may only apply in their county of residence. Georgia notaries public may perform notarial acts anywhere within the State of Georgia.

Chatham County Residents ONLY:

  1. Go to Online Notary Application, select Chatham County; complete validation and then select Mail-In Renewal Application; complete all relevant fields; and print the application and three (3) certificates.
  2. Include a copy of one of the following as proof of Chatham County Residency:
    • Current Driver’s License
    • GA Identification Card
    • Voter Identification Card
    • Chatham County Deed
    • Chatham County Gun Permit License
  3. Complete all steps including payment and mail the following documents:
    1. The Renewal Application
    2. Three (3) certificates, and
    3. Copy of proof of residency

Notary Fee: New or Renewal — $51

Mail to:

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 10227
Savannah, GA 31412

If you have any questions, or your notary has expired during the Judicial Emergency March 23, 2020 thru June 12, 2020, a renewal application will be accepted. Please contact us at supctclk@chathamcounty.org or call 912-652-7200


Judicial Record Search/Copies

To view Superior Court Case documents a user must register and request access on https://cmsportal.chathamcounty.org. Copies of case documents are available for purchase during your search session. Copies may be requested by mail by completing a Copy Request Form.

Mail to:

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 10227
Savannah, GA 31412


eFiling Civil Cases

Civil and Family cases can be e-filed through www.odysseyefilega.com. Our Clerk's office does not provide any forms for filing. For assistance with Divorce, Legitimation, Modification, Adult Name Change, Contempt or Answers, you may contact the Family Law Resource Center at (912) 354-6686 or download self-help general forms from www.southernjudicialcircuit.com

You may purchase copies of your Civil and Family Final order from our office through https://courts.chathamcountyga.gov/ or request by mail:

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 10227
Savannah, GA 31412

Mail your request along with a local check or money order made payable to: Clerk of Superior Court.

To confirm your cost, please contact us at supctclk@chathamcounty.org or call 912-652-7200


eFiling Criminal Cases

Chatham County Superior Court Clerk's Office is accepting Criminal filings and pleadings electronically filed through www.odysseyefilega.com. Electronic filings are limited to filings in superior criminal cases previously accused or indicted.

For assistance with how to e-file please visit www.odysseyefilega.com.

For copies of the record, please contact us at supctclk@chathamcounty.org or call 912-652-7200. To request a copy please complete File Request Form.


Temporary Protective Orders During COVID-19

There are community advocacy resources available to assist petitioners in obtaining a Temporary Protective Order in Superior Court:


Savannah Area Family Emergency (SAFE) Shelter
Open 24 hours 7 days a week providing safe, confidential services to all victims of domestic violence. www.safeshelter.org
24 Hour Crisis Line - 912-629-8888
Safe Shelter Outreach Program — M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm, 912-651-0004 and 912-651-0082


Chatham County Family Justice Center
Provides assistance with obtaining services for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Human Trafficking.
2005 Waters Avenue
912-659-5282

If Petitioner intends to proceed without advocacy assistance, obtaining a TPO is a three-step process: Following this process will minimize your time in the Courthouse and potential frustration with the process.

  1. Filing in Petition
    You must complete and submit an online preliminary petition using this link: https://georgia.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Temporary_Protective_Order
    Petitioner must include current contact information on the petition in order to receive notice of the video WebEx hearing date and time.
    Click Here to Begin Temporary Protective Petition

  2. Scheduling of Ex-Parte Hearing
    The petition will be reviewed and accepted via eFileGA in the Clerk’s Office. Once the case is given a judicial assignment the Clerk's office will notify the appropriate Judge that a Petition for a Temporary Protective Order has been filed and an ex-parte hearing is needed. The hearing will be scheduled based on the Judge’s availability. The Petitioner will be notified of the hearing date, time, and method of the hearing. All hearings will be conducted via WebEx video conferencing due to COVID-19.
    If the petitioner does not have access to a computer or smart phone, you can come to the courthouse and complete a paper application. Complete the application and bring it back to the courthouse for filing. After the paper petition has been filed, the hearing date and time obtained from the Judge, the Petitioner will be contacted with the hearing information.

  3. Ex-Parte Hearing
    If the hearing is scheduled to be heard via WebEx:
    The Court will email the hearing invites/links to Safe Shelter, the Family Justice Center, and the Petitioner to attend the hearing.
    If the Judge grants the petition and issues a 30 day protective order, it will be filed in and a copy sent to the parties, and the Sheriff for service.
    If the hearing is scheduled for an in court hearing:
    The parties will appear in designated court room specified in the notice of hearing.


Board of Equalization

The Board of Equalization office remains closed and all BOE Tax Appeal Hearings have been postponed, you will receive a new appointment notice once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

If you have any questions you may email us at boecomments@chathamcounty.org or call us on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 8 AM- 12:30 PM, at 912-447-4950.