Probate Court

The Jackson County Probate Court will be closed the week of July 6 – 10, 2020 due to a COVID exposure through an employee. All appointments scheduled for this week have been cancelled. We anticipate reopening on July 13, and ask that you contact our office that week.

Georgia residents may apply for a marriage license in any county in the state. If a marriage license is needed this week, you can contact a Probate Court in another county.

If you have a Mental Health Emergency, contact the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 800-715-4225.

Due to the Statewide Judicial Emergency which began on March 14, 2020, the Jackson County Probate Court is only performing essential functions, such as emergencies and other urgent matters. Please call us before coming to the office to determine if we will be able to assist you at this time. All trials and hearings scheduled during the Judicial Emergency have been continued. All non-emergency actions or motions must be submitted by mail. 

Only the following essential functions will be performed by this Court:

  • Weapons Carry Licenses:  The Jackson County Probate Court will begin accepting applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses on May 14, 2020 by appointment only.  Pursuant to the Executive Order entered by Governor Brian Kemp on May 8, 2020, the requirement that renewals of Weapons Carry Licenses must be applied for within 30 days after the expiration of such license has been suspended for those Weapons Carry Licenses that expire between February 13, 2020 and June 12, 2020.  Further, all Weapons Carry Licenses that expire during the aforementioned period shall be considered a renewal if the holder of such license applies within 120 days after the expiration date on the face of said license.
  • Emergency adult guardianship/conservatorship matters
  • Permanent guardianship/conservatorship matters with accusations of abuse, neglect or harm
  • Other legitimate emergency petitions or motions
  • Medical Consent Guardianships
  • Vital Records
    • Disposition of Remains
    • Registration of Death Certificates
    • Other vital records requested by mail only (see below)
  • Marriage Licenses issued by appointment only.  The application can be found on our website and must be completed online prior to the appointment time.
  • Orders to Apprehend, but only after contacting Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225   

 

Vital Records: Requests should be emailed to probatecourt@jacksoncountygov.com, along with a copy of your picture id, and your mailing address, following the directions below: 

Birth Certificates: provide full name at birth, date of birth, father’s full name, mother’s full maiden name, your relationship to the person, the number of copies requested and your phone number. Copies are $25.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional  copy.
Death Certificates: provide full name of deceased, date of death, relationship to the 
deceased, reason the certificate is being requested and your phone number. Copies are $25.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy.
Marriage Certificates: provide the names of the couple, including maiden name, if applicable, the date of marriage, number of copies requested and your phone number. Copies are $11.50 each which includes mailing costs.

For questions, please call the Probate Court office at 706-387-6275.  Other matters may be handled by email or mail.       

    
 Mail:  Jackson County Probate Court            email: probatecourt@jacksoncountygov.com
                5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 140
                Jefferson, GA  30549 

When the request for a vital record or marriage certificate is received, you will be called for your credit card information. (A 4% fee is added to all credit card charges.) Payment will be processed and the record will be mailed to you. If you need to pay with a check, your certificate will be mailed once we receive payment.

Civil Filings, including Estate and Guardianship matters:  Probate Court standard forms are available online at www.gaprobate.gov. Once completed, call our office to determine the amount of filing fees. Completed forms, along with the appropriate fees, should be mailed to us.

Orders to Apprehend:  Contact the Georgia Access and Crisis Line at 1-800-715-4225 before contacting our office.

We appreciate your patience during this trying and unprecedented time.

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 Probate Court handles matters spanning from birth to death, and many things in between.  Probate Court jurisdiction includes:

  • Decedent's estates
  • Adult and minor guardianships and conservatorships
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Weapons Carry Licenses
  • Birth and Death records
  • Mental Health
  • Fireworks Display permits
  • Certificates of Residency
This Court does not handle traffic or probation for criminal sentences.  For Probation, please contact Sentinel Offenders Services @ 706-367-6391.