Walker County Courthouse Closed Until December 7, 2020 due to COVID-19

LaFayette, GA – The Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette was ordered closed this morning due to COVID-19.

Judge Kristina Cook Graham signed an amendment to the third order declaring a judicial emergency in the Superior Court of Walker County, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. The amendment immediately closed the courthouse until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020.

The order states “due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases at the Walker County Courthouse, this Court deems it necessary to enter an order to protect the citizens of Walker County, the employees of the Walker County Courthouse and the Walker County Sheriff’s department.”

Courthouse employees are encouraged to work remotely to provide essential services during this closure order.

One office that will be tasked with maintaining services is the Walker County Board of Elections and Registration. With a runoff election scheduled on January 5, 2021, elections staff will be collecting absentee ballot request and voter registration forms daily.

Voters who wish to request an absentee ballot can do so using the Georgia Secretary of State’s portal or fill out, print and mail this form to:

103 S DUKE STREET Room 110
PO BOX 1105
LAFAYETTE, GA 30728

Those who wish to register to vote can do so online through the Georgia Online Voter Registration System.

If you need to reach someone in the Elections office, send an email to elections@walkerga.us, message through their Facebook page or leave a voicemail at 706-638-4349. Email will be checked daily.

Also, the Walker County Office of the Clerk of Superior Court is working remotely to provide limited services this week. Civil filings may be submitted at www.peachcourt.com. Real Estate Recordings may be submitted at www.gsccca.org or mailed to P.O. Box 1125, LaFayette, GA 30728.

Please note that all State Court misdemeanor and traffic cases have been continued until further notice. Cases scheduled for the December 15th Superior Court Non-Jury Calendar Call are also continued until further notice.

(Review all Walker County Government schedule changes here)

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