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Probate Court

Probate Judge
Sherry C. Moore

Estates, Returns

Chief Deputy Clerk 
Jennifer Gearing
(706) 387-6276

    Vital Records, Licenses, Adult Guardianship

Deputy Clerk 
Beth Norton 
(706) 387-6286


Vital Records, Licenses, Minor Guardianship

Deputy Clerk 
Donna P. Blinn

(706) 387-6277


Weapons Carry Applications  Monday-Friday
8:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:30

Marriage License

 8:00-4:00 pm



The Jackson County Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, the appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults and minor children, and evaluations for people with mental health, drug or alcohol issues.

The Probate Court also issues marriage and firearms licenses, fireworks permits, paternity acknowledgments and handles a number of other administrative duties. Probate Court is the Vital Records Registrar for Jackson County; therefore, death certificates for individuals who lived or died in Jackson County are issued in this office. We also issue birth certificates for persons born in any county in the State of Georgia.

This Court does not handle traffic cases or probation for criminal sentences.

Please feel free to call our office with questions. We can explain and answer questions about procedures in Probate Court, give general guidance on completing any of the court forms and tell you what your options are. We are unable, however, to give legal advice or tell you what you should do in a particular situation.


Our office is in the Jackson County Courthouse located at 5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 140, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.

Maps and Directions 

Georgia Probate Forms

Information on filing a probate without an attorney 

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Last updated: 8/18/2015 9:23:15 AM