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Gwinnett County Court Records

Gwinnett County Court Records are official documents and information on court proceedings within the Gwinnett County Court System. In Gwinnett County, Court Records documents include:

  • Civil Case Records
  • Criminal Case Records
  • Family Court Records
  • Juvenile Courts Records
  • Probate Court Records
  • Traffic Court Records and
  • Small Claims Court Records.

Georgia Court Records (including those of Gwinnett County) play significant roles. Such records help enforce legality and due fairness through due process and appeals. They also provide crucial evidence and documentation of legal proceedings.

Are Court Records Public in Gwinnett County?

Gwinnett Court Records are public. The Georgia Open Records Act (Georgia Sunshine Law) guarantees public access to Court Records. State laws provide that an open government is essential to a free, open, and democratic society, and the public must have access to government records on demand.

However, not all government records are open to public scrutiny. For privacy and security reasons, there are restrictions to accessing the following Gwinnett County Court Records:

  • adoption Records
  • Mental Health Records
  • Juvenile Records
  • Sealed and Expunged Records
  • Records protected by federal or state statute
  • Records of sensitive personal information
  • Records of pending investigations
  • Family Records containing sensitive such as
    • Child abuse and
    • Domestic violence.

Gwinnett County Court Records Search

There are several options for performing searches for Gwinnett County Court Records. Typically, searching for Gwinnett Court Records involves:

  • Using online resources available on the custodian court's or third-party websites
  • An in-person visit to the custodian court's location.

Gwinnett County Court Records Search by Name

To perform a name-based search for any Gwinnett County Court Records, the following steps may prove useful:

  • Identify the specific court in possession of the records.
  • Visit the court's website or any website with a Gwinnett County Court Records database and locate the section for Court Records.
  • Navigate to the records search page.
  • Use the record's owner's name as the search criterion (the full name may be required).
  • Review the search result
  • Select the records whose details match the inquiry
  • Access the records online (if possible) or contact the court clerk's office if the search is on the custodian court's website and request copies (if needed).

For offline Name-based search:

  • Visit the records custodian court
  • Request to access Court Records.
  • Provide the name of the owner of the record
  • Show identification (if required)
  • Pay records access fees (if applicable)
  • Wait for processing
  • Access the records.

Note: Access to certain Gwinnett Court Records may be subject to restrictions or limitations. Also, there may be applicable fees for accessing Gwinnett Court Records online or offline.

Gwinnett County Courts

The Gwinnett County Court system has several types of courts with varying jurisdictions. The table below outlines the different courts in Gwinnett County, Georgia, as well as their jurisdictions and locations.

Gwinnett County Courts

Court Jurisdictions Location
Gwinnett County Superior Court Civil Cases

Felony Criminal Cases

Domestic Relations Matters such as divorce and child custody.

Gwinnett County Superior Court

75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 822-8100

State Court of Gwinnett County Misdemeanor Criminal Cases

Traffic Offenses and

Certain Civil Cases.

State Court of Gwinnett County

75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 822-8100

Gwinnett County Juvenile Court Handles cases involving minors, including
  • Delinquency
  • Dependency and
  • Parental Rights Termination.
Gwinnett County Juvenile Court

115 Stone Mountain Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 619-6300
Fax: (770) 619-6092

Probate Court of Gwinnett County Presides over cases on
  • Estates
  • Wills
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship, and
  • Marriage License.
Probate Court of Gwinnett County

75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 822-8250
Fax: (770) 822-8217

Gwinnett County Magistrate Court
  • Small Claims Cases 
  • Landlord
  • tenant Disputes and
  • Certain Civil Cases.
Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 822-8100

Gwinnett County Recorder's Court
  • Traffic offenses
  • Civil cases involving amounts below a certain monetary threshold
  • Arrest warrants and preliminary hearings
  • Magistrate functions such as issuing search warrants, subpoenas, bond hearings, and setting bail
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Cases (such as shoplifting, trespassing, disorderly conduct, and other minor crimes).
 
Gwinnett County Municipal Courts
  • Violations of local ordinance violations
  • Issuing arrest warrants and summons
  • Imposing fines.
Municipal Court of Berkeley Lake

4040 South Berkeley Lake Road
Berkeley Lake, GA 30096
Phone: (770) 368-9484 ext. 104.

Municipal Court of Buford

2300 Buford Highway
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 945-6761

Municipal Court of Dacula

442 Harbins Road, P.O. Box 400
Dacula, GA 30019
Phone: (770) 963-7451
Fax: (770) 513-2187

Municipal Court of Duluth

Public Safety Building
3276 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: (770) 623-2771

Municipal Court of Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville City Hall
70 South Clayton Street, P.O. Box 2200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 963-3288
Fax: (770) 339-2407

Municipal Court of Lilburn

76 Main Street
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 921-2505
Fax: (770) 921-7723

Municipal Court of Norcross

65 Lawrenceville Street
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 448-2173
Fax: (770) 255-3374

Municipal Court of Peachtree Corners

147 Technology Pkwy, #200
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 609-8816

Municipal Court of Snellville

2342 Oak Road
Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770) 985-3550
Fax: (770) 985-3541

Municipal Court of Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill City Hall Annex
5039 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 945-6734 ext. 1209.

Municipal Court of Suwanee

323 Buford Highway
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 945-6962
Fax: (678) 714-0992

Gwinnett County District Court Records

Gwinnett County does not have a specific District Court. In Gwinnett County, Georgia, the county's State Court handles cases that might fall under the jurisdiction of a District Court. The Gwinnett County State Court adjudicates cases of:

  • Misdemeanor Criminal Cases that may result in a fine or a jail term of less than one year
  • Traffic violations
  • All Civil Cases except those under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Gwinnett County Superior Court.

To access Gwinnett County State Court Records, do any of the following.

For online case search

To obtain copies of Gwinnett State Court Records

  • Visit the Gwinnett Courts office in person and request access. Court Records from Gwinnett County Superior, State, and Magistrate Court are not available through online portals.

Gwinnett County Criminal Records

Gwinnett County Criminal Records are public and accessible to interested persons. In Gwinnett County, Georgia, Arrest Records are part of Criminal Records are an individual's involvement with law enforcement before a trial. To access Gwinnett Arrest Records that are in the possession of law enforcement agencies:

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office

2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

Gwinnett County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To lookup Criminal Cases that made it to trial in Gwinnett County, the following steps might help:

  • Identify the Gwinnett County Court that presided over the case
  • Visit the Gwinnett County Courts Case Search Page and click the Re: SearchGa link to access the Tyler Odyssey Portal to view cases from the Superior Court, State Court, Probate Court, and Magistrate Court
  • Select “Recorder's Court Cases” for information on Gwinnett County Recorder's Court records
  • Use the Gwinnett Recorder's Court Case Search Public Access Portal to look for case records
  • Make an Open Records Request through the Public Open Records Center.

Get Gwinnett County Civil Court Records

Civil Court Records pertain to documents and information on non-criminal cases. In Gwinnett County, Georgia, several courts have jurisdiction over civil matters (this includes the Superior, State, Probate, Magistrate, and Recorder's Courts). Gwinnett County Civil Court Records include but are not limited to:

  • Small Claims Cases Records
  • Landlord-tenant Dispute Records
  • Personal Injury Lawsuit Records
  • Contract Dispute Records and
  • Family Law Matters Records.

In Gwinnett County, maintaining Civil Court Records is the responsibility of the Clerk of Courts Office.

To access Gwinnett County Civil Court Records:

  • Identify the Civil Records type
  • Visit the Gwinnett County Court Search Page, navigate to the Re:SearchGa link and use the Tyler Odysseyportal to search Civil Court Records from the Superior, State, Magistrate, and Probate Courts
  • Click the “Recorder's Court Case” link to access Civil Case Records from Gwinnett County Assessor's Court.
  • Login to the Gwinnett County Recorder's Case Search Page and input any two combinations of case number, records owner's name, citation number, or date of birth.
  • Visit the Gwinnett County Clerk of Courts Office in person.

Records from the Clerk of Courts Office are not subject to Open Records Request.

Note that some Civil Court Records are only available to the records owners. Also, fees apply for accessing Gwinnett County Civil Court Records online or through the Clerk of Courts Office.

Gwinnett County Family Court Records

Gwinnett County Family Court Records are legal documentation of proceedings on family law matters within Gwinnett County. In Gwinnett County, the Superior Court and Juvenile Court (for cases involving minors) preside over Family Law cases. Gwinnett Family Court Records includes documents on:

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody Agreement
  • Child Support Orders
  • Paternity Case Records and
  • Divorce Filing.

To access Gwinnett County Family Court Records:

  • Visit the Gwinnett Courts Case Search website. Login to the Tyler Odyssey Search Portal and provide the necessary details to lookup case records
  • Visit the Gwinnett Clerk of Court Office in person
    • Request for access to Family Court Records
    • Show proof of eligibility to access Family Court Records
    • Pay all applicable fees
    • Wait for processing
    • Review the records

Note the following when accessing Gwinnett Family Court Records:

  • Family Court Records from the Gwinnett Clerk of Court Office are not subject to Open Records Request and must be obtained by in-person visit to the clerk's office
  • There are restrictions on Gwinnett County Juvenile Court Records, they are available to authorized persons or through court orders
  • Accessing Gwinnett County Family Records online or offline involves access fee payments.

Gwinnett County Family Court Records are significant for the following reasons because they:

  • Show transparency and consistency of the Gwinnett County Judicial process
  • Act as precedent and easy reference for future cases
  • Are important documentation for the legal profession
  • Are essential tools for historical research.

Gwinnett Dissolution of Marriage Records

Gwinnett Dissolution of Marriage Records are documents generated by the Gwinnett County Superior Court relating to the termination of marriage.

To search for Gwinnett County Dissolution of Marriage Records:

  • Visit the Gwinnett County Case Search Portal and search by case number, name, citation number, or any other criterion that may be needed
  • Contact the Gwinnett County Clerk of Courts Office in person
    • Request to access Dissolution of Marriage Records
    • Show proof of eligibility to access Gwinnett Dissolution of Marriage Records
    • Pay the applicable fees
    • Wait for processing
    • Review records.

Gwinnett County Marriage and Divorce Records

Gwinnett County Marriage Records and Divorce Records are part of the Gwinnett County Vital Records. In Gwinnett County, maintaining Marriage Records is the responsibility of the Probate Court, while the Superior Court maintains Divorce Records.

Access to Gwinnett Vital Records is restricted to the records owners, and authorized persons.

To access Gwinnett County Marriage Certificate and other records:

  • For marriages between June 1952 to August 1996, Log in to the Georgia Department of Public Health Vital Records website, download, fill out a Request For Search of Marriage form, and mail it to

State Office of Vital Records

1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349.

  • Contact the Vital Records Office through the Gwinnett County Probate Court at (770) 822-8250 or write to

Gwinnett County (Probate Court)

Vital Records Office

75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
United States.

To obtain Gwinnett County Divorce Records:

  • Visit the Gwinnett County Courts website and
    • Navigate to the link to the Tyler Odyssey search portal
    • Register to gain login access
    • Fill out the search page with the required information to access Probate and Superior Court Records.
  • Contact the Gwinnett County Clerk of Courts Office and make a written request to access Divorce Records.

Note that due to restrictions on access to Gwinnett Vital Records, requesters must show Identification and authorization to access Marriage and Divorce Records. In addition, a requester must pay all applicable fees to access Marriage and Divorce Records in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Gwinnett Birth and Death Records

In Gwinnett County, issuing Birth and Death Records is the responsibility of the Gwinnett County Vital Records Office under the supervision of the Gwinnett County Board of Health.

However, the Georgia Department of Public Health's Vital Records Office (DPH) oversees the statewide registration of vital events, including Gwinnett County certificates and death Records. In addition, the DPH maintains a statewide Vital Records database.

To obtain Gwinnett County Birth and Death Certificates:

  • Order online through the DPH Request Official Vital Event Records (ROVER) portal
  • Login to the DPH website and use affiliate third-party sites
  • Contact the Gwinnett Probate Court (Vital Records Division) for assistance at (770) 822-8008 or send an email to probatecourt@gwinnettcounty.com.

Gwinnett Birth and Death Records:

  • Serve as legal documentation as a proof of identity, parentage, and citizenship
  • Provide valuable data for public health research and analysis
  • Are invaluable research tools for tracing family history and genealogy
  • Are useful in medical research and epidemiological studies
  • Provide essential data for demographic analysis and population studies
  • Place crucial roles in resource allocation and healthcare planning.

Note that there are associated access fees for obtaining Gwinnett County Vital Records through government or third-party websites. Also, access to Gwinnett County Birth and Death Records is limited to authorized persons for privacy reasons.

Gwinnett County Probate Court Records

Gwinnett County Probate Court Records are documents relating to:

  • Adoption
  • Birth and Death
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Administration
  • Conservatorship
  • Mental Health, and
  • Name Change cases.

To obtain Gwinnett County Probate Court Records:

  • Visit the Gwinnett County Court Search Page and
    • Click on the Re:SearchGa link to access the Tyler Odyssey search portal and register to gain search access or
    • Select the Gwinnett Courts Portal, register, and sign in to search for Probate Court Records.
  • Contact the Gwinnett County Clerk of Courts Office for assistance in obtaining Probate Court Records (contact information is available through the office website).

Gwinnett County Property Records

Property Records refers to official documents relating to real estate. In Gwinnett County, Property Records encompass documents and information on property:

  • Ownership
  • Assessment
  • Tax History
  • Legal Description
  • Sales History, and
  • Parcel Information

The Gwinnett County Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for the county's Property Records.

To access Property Records in Gwinnett County:

  • Visit the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor's website
  • Scroll down and select “Property Information”
  • Read through the Search Hint” and provide the necessary information for the Property Records search.

Gwinnett County Court Records Online

Members of the public can obtain court records online using options such as the Gwinnett County Public Open Records Center. Users will need to create an account to submit an Open Records Request. Alternatively, third-party online resources like courtrecords.us offer convenience, accessibility, and flexibility when searching for Gwinnett County Court Records. Some third-party websites with databases gather Records from various sources and offer them to interested individuals. Although there are advantages to using third-party online resources to source Gwinnett Court Records, there are limitations such as inaccuracy of data and information and incomplete or outdated records and information.

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