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Clayton County, GA Public Records

Clayton County public records are all letters, maps, books, photographs, and computer-based data maintained or stored by a local government entity. These are accessible to all interested parties, provided there are no legal exemptions. Vital records such as births, marriages, deaths, and divorces are only accessible to spouses, legal representatives, or close relatives. Births and deaths are accessed from the county Vital Record Division of the Board of Health. Marriages are sourced from the County Probate Court, while divorces are sourced from the County Superior Court. Property records are also considered public material and are accessed from the County Tax Assessor’s office. They may also be found at the County Clerk of the Superior Court. It costs $1 a page if the records are attained via mail or 50 cents if they are sourced in person.

Courts in Clayton County

Court Records in Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County court records are available to all interested parties, provided there are no legal exemptionsThe county has a Superior, State, juvenile, probate, magistrate, and several municipal courts. Record seekers may visit the specific courthouse where the case was heard to access the information. In these scenarios, though, they would need to provide relevant details, such as the case file, dates, parties to the case, and the judgment. Mail requests with the aforementioned information may also be sent to the County Superior Courthouse. Alternatively, requesters may access the Georgia Judicial Services portal to find court case information. Some records, though, are not accessible to all requesters due to the nature of their content. Those which include juvenile information, domestic and sexual abuse, or some ongoing criminal investigations are deemed confidential.

Court Name:
320 Cash Memorial Blvd.
Forest Park
2296 Talmadge Rd.

Jails and Prisons in Clayton County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County inmate records are available to all requesters following open records laws. These are generated and maintained by the Jail Operations Section of the county Sheriff’s department. The office also provides an inmate search tool for incarcerated individuals. By giving the name and booking period, it is possible to view their physical description, charges, or parole dates. Individuals may also make queries concerning inmate information from the Jail Information Unit attached to the Sheriff’s Office. Inmates are also allowed to get visitors, but these have to be scheduled days well beforehand. Visitors are required to abide by all facility regulations, including arrival times and providing identification. Clayton County has five jails and prisons, serving 297,100 residents. It is ranked 144th out of 159 in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
11866 Hastings Bridge Road, PO Box 429

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Clayton County

Arrest Records in Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County arrest records are accessible to all interested parties, provided there are no legal restrictions. These are generated and maintained by the law enforcement agencies like the County Sheriff’s office or local police departments. Arrest reports include physical descriptions, mugshots, witness statements, the arresting officer, and the context of detainment. However, these are not the same as criminal records, as there are no convictions. Criminal backgrounds are accessible by eligible requesters from the records section of the County Sheriff’s office. There are name or fingerprint-based requests which are provided via mail. In these cases, requestors must attain written consent from the subject and provide a government-issued ID to confirm eligibility. Clayton County has 13 police departments, and the crime rate is 44.21 per 1,000 residents.

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