Honorable Morgan Vereline Ward
Clerk of Court

Butts County Clerk of Superior Court Office

Office Location: 26 Third Street, Jackson, Georgia 30233
Phone: (770) 775-8215

The Butts County Clerk of Superior Court is an elected, county-wide Constitutional Officer charged to administer the proper registration and retention of official court documents. Included are civil and criminal proceedings, real estate and personal property transactions, and various other vital records. The Clerk of Superior Court also administers the jury system and supervises the Board of Equalization.

Morgan Vereline Ward holds the office of Clerk of Superior Court and assumed this office in 2019 after previously serving several years as a Deputy Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk. The Clerk of Court is an elected position, chosen by the voters of Butts County every four years. The next election cycle for the Clerk of Court begins in 2020. The Clerk’s Office is generally open Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM, although court schedules can sometimes affect this. If you are traveling a distance to the Clerk’s Office to research materials and are in doubt about office hours, please call the office at 770-775-8215.

Butts County Probate Court

Office Location: Court Annex, 206 South Mulberry Street, Jackson, Georgia 30233
Phone: (770) 775-8204

The Butts County Probate Judge is an elected, county-wide Constitutional Officer charged to administrate the Probate Court, which provides service in the following areas:

  • Probation of wills and the administration of estates of deceased persons.
  • Appointment of guardians of the person and property of incapacitated adults.
  • Appointment of guardians of the person and property of minors.
  • Commitment for involuntary treatment of persons addicted to drugs or alcohol and/or suffering from mental illness.
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Death Certificates
  • Firearm Licenses
  • Traffic Court for County

Elizabeth Hearn Biles holds the office of Probate Judge and assumed this office in 2013 after previously serving as a Deputy Clerk of Superior Court. The Probate Judge is an elected position, chosen by the voters of Butts County every four years. The next election cycle for the Probate Judge begins in 2020 and the position is nonpartisan. The Probate Court is generally open Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM, although court schedules can sometimes affect this. If you are traveling a distance to the Court to research materials and are in doubt about office hours, please call the office at 770-775-8204

Honorable Elizabeth Biles
Probate Judge

Honorable Rebecca Johnston Pitts
Chief Magistrate Judge

Butts County Magistrate Court

Honorable Rebecca Johnston Pitts
Chief Magistrate Judge

Office Location: 835 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson, Georgia 30233
Phone: (770) 775-8220

The Butts County Chief Magistrate Judge is an elected, county-wide official charged to administrate the Magistrate Court, which provides service in the following areas:

  •  Arrest Warrant Applications for Domestic and Non-domestic Cases
  •  Bad Check Warrants
  •  Evictions
  •  Non-domestic Civil Suits up to $15,000
  •  Wage Garnishments

Rebecca Johnston Pitts holds the office of Chief Magistrate Judge and assumed this office in 2013 after previously serving eight years as Associate Magistrate Judge. The Chief Magistrate is an elected position, chosen by the voters of Butts County every four years. The next election cycle for the Chief Magistrate begins in 2020. The Magistrate Court is generally open Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM, although court schedules can sometimes affect this. If you are traveling a distance to the Court for business matters and are in doubt about office hours, please call the office at 770-775-8220.