Courthouse

Habersham_County_CourthouseCourthouse Warrants and Civil Division

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 transport inmates to and from other jails and state penal institutions throughout the state.
  • Deputies transport patients to and from state hospitals for mental evaluations and commitments.
  • They retrieve felons that have been charged with a crime in Habersham County by conducting extraditions from within and outside the state of Georgia.
  • They serve the juvenile court by conducting all juvenile transport services and provide security and law enforcement services to the Juvenile Court either in Habersham or Stephens County.

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In 2013 the Courthouse was moved and rebuilt.

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In 1963, this courthouse was torn down, and Habersham’s fourth and current courthouse was built the following year in an adjacent block. A combination bell tower/elevator was added to the front of the courthouse in 1983.

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This building served until 1898, when it was damaged by a mysterious explosion. That same year, the old courthouse was torn down and a large two-story brick courthouse with clock tower was constructed in its place.

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In 1832, this building was moved to the side of the square (where it became a bank), and in its place a new two-story brick courthouse of simple design was constructed.courthouse2

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