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 has served as Forsyth County's Clerk of Superior and State Court since January 1, 2009, following his election in 2008. Mr. Allen is an alumnus of Forsyth County High School and a graduate of Georgia State University. He has been married to his wife Kim, a local school counselor, for 28 years, and is the proud parent of three children: Chase (a West Forsyth High alumnus and graduate of the University of Mississippi), Knox (a Forsyth Central High graduate and also a graduate of the University of Mississippi), and daughter Ansley Kate, a student at Forsyth Central High. Greg and his family are longtime members of Cumming 1st United Methodist Church.

In 2018 Greg 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. He currently serves as the Legislative Chairman of the Clerks of Superior Court, is the Vice President of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Association, and is an appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority.

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
  • 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