Notice Pursuant Judicial Emergency
Due to the Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, The Probate Court will continue to process requests submitted by mail and while we discourage families from gathering to file probate matters in the office, we will however, accept a representative to file the estate proceedings. Further, the Court shall accept Emergency Guardianships, Temporary Medical Consents, and petitions for mental health proceedings. Please note that all deadlines and filing requirements are suspended, tolled, extended and relieved as set forth in the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court’s March 14, 2020 Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency. Further, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia has hereby extended the March 14, 2020 Order, that would have expired April 13, 2020. Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency
Amended- This Statewide Judicial Emergency shall terminate
on May 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., unless otherwise extended.
For all Weapons Carry Applicants
- Probate Courts across the state of Georgia will temporarily suspend acceptance of applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses.
- If you are due to renew during the Emergency period, your license will not expire. Therefore, you will still be able to renew after the Emergency ends and your current license will remain valid until that time. You may access the full order for details on our website at: Weapons Carry License Information Sheet
Appointments for Marriage License Applications can be made by calling the License Department (912) 554-7231 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, at
* In effort to protect our Employees and Customers, entry to this building is restricted ONLY to Necessary visitors.
* We ask that all family, and additional parties, please refrain from entry. We do encourage that if possible, please delay all application filings, not necessary at this time.
* On entry, all visitors will be requested to use the provided Hand Sanitizer. Those with respiratory symptoms, or those who have traveled within the last 14 days to impacted areas or had possible exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed in the building.
Probate Court exercises jurisdiction in:
- probate of wills
- administration of estates
- appointment of guardians
- involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other dependent individuals
This court also:
- administers oaths of office
- issues marriage licenses
- issues weapons carry licenses
- issues certificates of residency
- issues permits for fireworks displays (Application for Fireworks Displays)
- performs background checks for Weapons Carry Licenses, adoptions, and guardianship's.
Please Note: The Probate office is accepting Marriage License Applications and Weapons Carry License Applications Monday through Friday only from 8:30AM-4:30PM.