Probate Court

Fulton County

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Probate Court

COVID-19 UPDATE for Probate Court as of May 13, 2020

Pursuant to the Second Order of the Georgia Supreme Court Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (entered May 11, 2020), in-person access to the Probate Court will continue to be limited through June 12, 2020.

Please review the COVID-19 UPDATE for Probate Court as of March 23, 2020 (below) for more information on the Court’s limitations in service.


COVID-19 UPDATE for Probate Court as of April 6, 2020

Pursuant to the Order of the Georgia Supreme Court Extending the Declaration of a Statewide Judicial Emergency, in person access to the Probate Court will be severely limited through May 13, 2020.


COVID-19 UPDATE for Probate Court as of March 23, 2020

In-person access to the Probate Court will be severely limited for the next 30 days. The Downtown Office will close to the public at 3 p.m. each day. The North Service Center Office and the South Service Center Office will be closed until further notice. There will be significant delays in processing Probate Court filings and some Probate Court services will be suspended. Fingerprinting for weapons carry licenses has been suspended indefinitely by the following Police Departments: Fulton County, South Fulton, Alpharetta, and Sandy Springs. Therefore, the Probate Court will not be accepting Applications for Weapons Carry Licenses until further notice. Group wedding ceremonies conducted by the Judge of the Probate Court have been suspended indefinitely.


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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    locations 

    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)