Court Services / Warrants and Civil Division

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Deputies serve civil papers relating to judicial actions to include protective orders, judgments, garnishments, summons, writs, and subpoenas.

  • They provide security in the courts and courthouse.

  • They retrieve felons that have been charged with a crime in Habersham County by conducting extraditions from within and outside the state of Georgia.

  • Contact information:  Warrants and Civil Division 295 Llewellyn Street Suite 44, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523 706-839-0500

Habersham County's first courthouse was a small wooden structure built in 1821 in the town square of Clarkesville.

In 1832, this building was moved to the side of the square (where it became a bank).

In 1832, a new two- story brick courthouse of simple design was constructed. This building served until 1898, when it was damaged by a mysterious explosion. 

in 1898, the damaged building was torn down and a large two-story brick courthouse with a clock tower was constructed in its place. This courthouse was torn down in 1963.

In 1965, the fourth courthouse was built in an adjacent block. A combination bell tower / elevator was added to the front of the courthouse in 1983