Probate Court

Fulton County

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Probate Court

WEAPONS CARRY LICENSE FEE INCREASE: Effective August 2, 2020 the cost of a weapons carry license will be $75.00, the cost of a renewal license will be $32.00 and the cost for a replacement license will be $8.00. These fees include the cost of mailing the license to the address appearing on the license.

URGENT NOTICE: Be advised that beginning July 20, 2020 and until further notice the public entrance to the courthouse located at 136 Pryor Street will be closed. While the 136 Pryor Street entrance is closed the public entrance to the Fulton County courthouse complex will be located at 185 Central Avenue.

REMINDER: Face masks are required for entry into the Fulton County Courthouse.

The following information is provided regarding Probate Court services effective July 1, 2020.

All Probate Court offices (Downtown, North Service Center and South Service Center) have resumed normal office hours (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

All locations will resume the acceptance of Weapons Carry License Applications and Applications for Renewal of Weapons Carry Licenses on July 1, 2020. Be advised that the Court expects to receive a large number of applications over the next several months and there may be a significant delay in service at each of the locations. You may wish to complete your application before coming to the Probate Court.

Click here for the Application which can be filled out online and printed out OR printed out as a blank document and completed in ink. This Application is used for both initial applications and renewal applications. DO NOT sign the Application until you file it with the Court. You may also complete your Application after you arrive at the Court.

The Probate Court accepts Applications during the following hours: Main Probate Court office (downtown) – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; North Service Center – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; South Service Center 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FINGERPRINTING. Fulton County Police Department, Alpharetta Police Department, and Sandy Springs Police Department will be fingerprinting on July 1, 2020. Fulton County Police Department will fingerprint any resident of Fulton County. Alpharetta Police Department will only fingerprint residents of Alpharetta. Sandy Springs Police Department will only fingerprint residents of Sandy Springs. City of South Fulton will not begin fingerprinting until August 31, 2020, or later.

RENEWALS. Based on an Executive Order signed by Governor Kemp on May 8, 2020 anyone who has a Weapons Carry License that expired between February 13, 2020, and June 12, 2020, must apply for renewal within 120 days after the expiration date on the face of the license.

The mission of the Probate Court is to carry out the duties assigned to it under the Constitution and laws of Georgia as a Court of Record. The Judge of the Probate Court makes determinations in all controversies by holding hearings involving estates of decedents and guardianships and/or conservatorships of minors and adults.

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
  • Commitments of the mentally ill, alcohol and substance abusers
  • 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 but are prohibited by law from offering legal advice and direction. Please consult with an attorney if you need any legal advice. 

*NO bills larger than $20 are accepted for cash transactions in the Probate Court

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    Probate Court - Main Office

    Office Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (customers need to arrive before 4 p.m. to file pleadings with a clerk). Pleadings can be filed with the front desk 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Probate Court - North Service Center

    Office Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (customers need to arrive before 4 p.m. to file pleadings with a clerk)

    Probate court - south service center 

    Office Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (customers need to arrive before 4 p.m. to file pleadings with a clerk)