Meet The Clerk
Trevor Addison serves as the Clerk of Superior, State, and Juvenile Courts in Putnam County, first being elected in 2020 and taking office January 1, 2021. As Clerk, Trevor also serves as the Jury Manager of the County, the Appeal Administrator of the Board of Equalization and the Treasurer of the Putnam County Law Library. Mr. Addison is an alumnus of Putnam County High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, in Economics, degree from Liberty University and an Associates of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Military College. He and his wife Pelar, a Nurse Practitioner, have been married for 10 years.
Active locally and in Clerk functions statewide, prior to being elected as Clerk, Mr. Addison was elected in 2015 and served as the Vice Chairman and District 4 Commissioner of Putnam County - serving as the youngest County Commissioner in the State of Georgia at 25 years old. Mr. Addison has also served on the Board of Directors for the Sinclair Water Authority and the Central Georgia Joint Development Authority, and was as most recently appointed to the Legislative Committee of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority in 2022.
Clerks of Superior Court have been elected county constitutional officers since 1798, when the framers of Georgia's constitution created the office and provided for election of a clerk in each county of the state.
The Clerk is accountable only to the people who elect him. He is not an employee or appointee of any county or state commission or any agent or agency of the judiciary. As an impartial county officer, the Clerk provides some of the most important checks-and- balances needed in both local county government and the state's judicial system.
The Clerk receives, manages, and processes all court documents, collects and disburses all court fees, fines, and costs, and provides the public with access to court records. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, protecting and permanently maintaining citizens' property deeds and liens, managing county trial and grand juries, including summoning jurors for service; providing oversight and administrative support to the county Board of Tax Equalization; appointing notaries public, registering trade names, and is the elected official responsible for issuing subpoenas for court appearances.