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Frequently Asked Questions



  1. When are the terms of Court?
  2. Why did you put something on my credit report?
  3. In what circuit is Douglas County located?
  4. Does the Clerk's Office provide forms to file a civil case?
  5. Do I have to have an attorney to file a civil case?
  6. Can the Clerk's Office give me legal and other advice on how to proceed?
  7. How long does it take to get a deed back once it has been filed?
  8. How can I get my rights restored if I have a felony conviction?
  9. How can I get my criminal record expunged?
  10. What is a Grand Jury?
  11. What is a Traverse Jury?
  12. What is the telephone number to call if you are on Jury duty and need to see if you report on the next day?


1. When are the terms of Court?
Second Monday in April and October (OCGA 15-6-3)
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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2. Why did you put something on my credit report?
The Clerk of Court's Office does not report information to any credit bureau. The credit bureau comes into the Clerk's Office and examines the public records to get their information.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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3. In what circuit is Douglas County located?
Douglas Judicial Circuit, composed of only Douglas County
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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4. Does the Clerk's Office provide forms to file a civil case?
No
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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5. Do I have to have an attorney to file a civil case?
No, but you must have the proper documents and know how to proceed.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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6. Can the Clerk's Office give me legal and other advice on how to proceed?
No, we must remain impartial for all parties, and we represent the Court in all matters.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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7. How long does it take to get a deed back once it has been filed?
Approximately 4 - 6 weeks, depending on the number of transactions the Office is handling at that time.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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8. How can I get my rights restored if I have a felony conviction?
Contact the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. See the link in the green bar.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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9. How can I get my criminal record expunged?
Contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. See the link in the green bar.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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10. What is a Grand Jury?
A Grand Jury is a jury of inquiry who are summoned and returned by the Sheriff to each session of the criminal courts, and whose duty it is to receive complaints and accusations in criminal cases, hear the evidence adduced on the part of the State, and find bills of indictment in cases where they are satisfied that a trial should be held. They are first sworn and instructed by the Court.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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11. What is a Traverse Jury?
A Traverse Jury is a petit jury or a trial jury - a jury impaneled to try an action or prosecution.
(Posted on: August 12, 2002)

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12. What is the telephone number to call if you are on Jury duty and need to see if you report on the next day?
770-920-7341
(Posted on: December 5, 2006)

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