State Court Clerk

202 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA. 31088

Phone: (478)542-2105
Fax: (478)542-2077

The State Court of Houston County handles civil law suits, garnishments, eviction proceedings, personal property foreclosures, traffic violations and misdemeanor cases. We hope you will find the information on our page helpful.

General Information

The Clerk of State Court performs all administrative functions of the State Court as prescribed by law and court rules. This office is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of all court proceedings, including all traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and certain civil actions. In addition, all money of the court is received and disbursed by the clerk. Houston County is located in the middle of the State of Georgia. We have a rather unique situation in that our State Court is located in Warner Robins, Georgia while the Superior Court is located in Perry, Georgia. Most courts are located in the same city and usually in the same building.

Important Notice: The clerk of state court and the deputy clerks are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular state court process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.

Clerk of State Court, Teresa Hathaway

In 2016, Teresa was appointed as the Clerk of State Court by the Houston County Board of Commissioners after having been a paralegal in the private sector for 28 years, working with several local law firms.  Her longest stint as a paralegal and office manager was with O’Neal, Long & Hall for 22 years.  Her last paralegal position was with Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore. 

Teresa attended public schools in Nash County, North Carolina before receiving her Associate in Applied Science degree in Paralegal Technology in 1987 from Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina.  She moved to Warner Robins after graduation.  Teresa is active in her community volunteering at Southeast Little League each year.  She has been a resident of Houston County for 31 years.  She is married to Kenneth and they have three children.

Deputy Clerks

  • Ellie Mullens, Chief Deputy Clerk
  • Kathy Ray, Deputy Clerk - Civil Division
  • Gretchen Roberts, Deputy Clerk - Traffic & Criminal Division
  • Dalia Anguiano, Deputy Clerk - Traffic & Criminal Division


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