Meet the Clerk

Greg G. Allen
Forsyth County Clerk of Superior, State & Juvenile Courts

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.

Greg G. Allen serves as the Clerk of Superior, State, and Juvenile Courts in Forsyth County, first being elected in 2008 and taking office January 1, 2009. Mr. Allen is an alumnus of Forsyth County High School and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. He and his wife Kim, an educator in the local school system, have been married for 29 years, and are the proud parents of three children who are products of the local school system, Chase, Knox, and Ansley Kate. Greg and his family are longtime members of Cumming 1st United Methodist Church.

Active in Clerk functions statewide, Greg is the Board Chairman of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority and is the current elected President of the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia. In 2018 he was voted as Clerk of the Year for the State of Georgia, becoming only the second Clerk ever to receive the award in his first year of eligibility from his fellow elected Clerks.

Due to his modernization efforts at the Forsyth County Clerk of Courts office and ability to work with the three branches of state government, Mr. Allen has received recognition and several state appointments, including:

  • 2011 appointed by the Judicial Council of Georgia to the Next Generation Courts Commission to determine the future of court operations
  • 2012 voted 9th District Clerk of the Year
  • 2014 appointed to board of directors of the 9 th Judicial Administrative District Office of Dispute Resolution
  • 2015 ECLAT’ Award for legislative accomplishments from the Superior Court Clerks of Georgia
  • 2016 State Bar of Georgia Justice For All Working Group tasked with improving access to the courts for citizens in underserved areas and groups
  • 2017 appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to work with the Attorney General’s Office to investigate possible nonfeasance in an elected office in another county
  • 2018 appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as the Superior Court Clerk representative to the newly formed Criminal Case Data Exchange Board
  • 2020 elected Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA)