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Sumter County, GA Public Records

Superior and State Court
500 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709 www.sumtercountyga.us/index.aspx?...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 229-928-4554
F: 229-928-4552
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, adoption, sealed, sexual, mental health or expunged records released
The Superior Court is in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit, part of the Third Judicial Administrative District of Georgia. See the Judicial Circuit web page at http://www.southwesterncircuit.com for calendars and information on judges.
Magistrate Court
PO Box 563
500 W Lamar St
Americus, GA 31709 www.sumtercountyga.us/index.aspx?...
Hours: 9AM-5PM EST
P: 229-928-4524
F: 229-928-4527
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Ordinances
Court also has jurisdiction for bad checks, arrest warrants, preliminary hearings, and county ordinance violations.
Probate Court
PO Box 246
500 W Lamar St, Rm 210
Americus, GA 31709 sumtercountyga.us/index.aspx?NID=...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 229-928-4551
F: 229-928-4723
Jurisdiction: Probate

Sumter County, GA Vital Records

Contact the Sumter County Office of the County Superior Court Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Sumter County
County Superior Court Clerk
500 W Lamar St
Courthouse
Americus, GA 31709
www.sumtercountyga.us/index.aspx?...
9AM-5PM EST
Phone: 229-928-4537
Fax: 229-928-4539
Recorded Documents

Official Sumter County Vital Certificates

Sumter County Vital Certificates

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Sumter County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 485.28 sq mi
Population (2009): 32,084
  • Females: 52.6%
  • White: 48.3%
  • Black/African American: 49.9%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 44.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,116
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 28.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 69.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 19.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 13,700
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.0%
Migration Flow to Sumter County, GA from (2007-2008):

Sumter County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $552,799
  • Construction: $32,651
  • Retail Trade: $35,283
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $69,388
  • Banking: $11,868
  • Retail Trade: $35,283
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $10,217
  • Manufacturing: $80,769
  • Farms: $43,976
  • Government: $133,673
Employed (2000): 14,174
Unemployed (2000): 1,037
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,787
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,527
Local Government Revenue (2007): $149,891 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $48,519 (thou. dol.)

Sumter County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 502
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.4
Deaths (2007): 321
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.0

Sumter County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 215
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 13
  • Robbery: 53
  • Aggravated Assault: 148
Property Crimes (2008): 1,261
  • Burglary: 428
  • Larceny-Theft: 774
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 59

Sumter County Genealogy Records