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Forever Fridays- Free Wedding Ceremonies Every Friday- No Appointment Needed

Couples wishing to exchange vows are invited to walk down the aisle every Friday in Probate Court. With no appointment needed, any happy couple will be able to celebrate the joy of their love every Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Those exchanging vows are allowed to invite up to 6 guests to witness their wedding. The ceremony will be free to all couples with a Fulton County marriage license.


We are pleased to announce the following new and revised initiatives in the Fulton County Probate Court to provide a better customer service experience for attorneys and customers.

  • Appointments are now required for Adult Guardianship services.
    • You may walk in without an appointment for Order to Apprehend (1013) and Petition for Emergency Guardianship/Conservatorship.
    • No appointment needed for Adult Guardianship Services every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • At this time, E-filing is not available for Adult Guardianship Services. 
  • Appointments are now required for all Estate Services.
    • All other probate services are available on a walk-in basis daily.
  • Appointments are available but not required for Marriage License and Weapons Carry License Services at the downtown location only.
  • Click here to schedule an appointment for these services.
  • North & South Annex locations have resumed the intake only of Estate and Guardianship Services.
    • Probate services do not require an appointment at both Annex locations no appointment necessary.
    • An ‘Attorney Liaison Team’ was created to schedule and process complex attorney filings. Attorneys accompanying clients may make estate appointments through the Attorney Liaison Team email at Probate.AttorneyLiason@fultoncountyga.gov.
  • WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS
    • No Appointment Needed for estate Services every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Customers can file in-person all Estate matters without an appointment on Wednesdays during business hours.
  • Testamentary Letters will be completed within 45 days of filing.
    • To serve customers on a first-filed basis, same-day testamentary letters are no longer available.
  • For Estate Service inquiries and status checks after 45 days, please email Probate.Estates@fultoncountyga.gov for a faster response.
  • Virtual oaths are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Zoom.

E-File for Estate Petitions

The following petitions can be filed electronically:

  • Petition for Letters of Administration
  • Petition for Order Declaring No Administration Necessary
  • Petition for Year’s Support
  • Petition to Probate Will in Common Form
  • Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form

E-file is for newly established estates. Currently we are unable to file into already established estates, or file new petitions into older estates. Original petitions must be mailed within 10 days of the day of filing.

Click here to E-file.

Estate Filings at Annex Locations

Probate Court has resumed the intake of estate petitions at both the North and South Service Center offices. Clerks will be available to receive, docket, and bill incoming petitions as well as take oaths of fiduciaries. No appointment necessary, times and locations can be found here.

Mailed Estate Petitions

Mailed estate petitions must contain the appropriate fees, or it will be returned. Please review the fee schedule prior to submitting an estate by mail.

Fulton County Probate Court

Attn: Estates Division
136 Pryor Street, SW, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Please allow 45 days after filing before contacting Probate Court for an estate update. Please email Probate.Estates@fultoncountyga.gov for a faster response.

Special Attorney Liaison Team for Estates

Probate Court has designated a dedicated ‘Attorney Liaison Clerk’ for attorney and paralegal customer service. Appointments for initial filings only (Petition for Letters of Administration, Petition for Order Declaring No Administration Necessary, Petition for Year’s Support, Petition to Probate Will, and Petition to Open Safe Deposit Box) and status updates can be obtained by contacting Probate.AttorneyLiason@fultoncountyga.gov.

Welcome to the Probate Court of Fulton County, Georgia. One of the many functions of the Probate Court is to ensure that estates and guardianships are administered in accordance with the law. The judge of the Probate Court makes determinations in all controversies involving estates of decedents and guardianships and/or conservatorships of minors and adults by conducting trials & hearings, both with and without a jury.

The mission of the Fulton County Probate Court is to work in the best interests of Fulton’s families and futures. The Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the following:

  • Probate of wills of decedents.
  • Appointment and removal of administrators and executors of decedents’ estates.
  • Appointment and removal of guardians and/or conservators of minors and adults.
  • Audit of returns of executors, administrators, and conservators.
  • Issuance of marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses.
  • Miscellaneous duties such as issuance of fireworks permits, certificates of residence, and recording of elected officials’ oaths and bonds.

The Judge, her legal staff, and clerks are committed to providing you with exceptional customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about probate court services or procedures. However, please be advised that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.

This website is not intended to offer legal advice. Should you have questions about your individual circumstance, we recommend that you speak with an attorney familiar with Georgia law. Probate Clerks are prohibited from offering legal advice.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

While visiting the Probate Court, please avoid close contact with others and be prepared to practice social distancing.

Note: When attempting to email, you may have to copy and paste the email address depending on your email user platform.

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probate court main office

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

NORTH SERVICE CENTER (cashless)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | No appointment needed | Full Services |Customers need to arrive before 4:30 p.m. to be fingerprinted *Note: Currently close for renovation*

south service center (cashless)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | No appointment needed | Full Services |Customers need to arrive before 4:30 p.m. to be fingerprinted

ADULT, GUARDIANSHIPS, CONSERVATORSHIPS, MENTAL HEALTH

ESTATES DIVISION

WILLS ADMINISTRATIONS, YEAR'S SUPPORT AND NO ADMINISTRATION NECESSARY