Probate Court

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:

  • 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 to those couples whose wedding date is to occur before the expiration of the Judicial Emergency Order. 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 the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225

For questions, please call the Probate Court office at 706-387-6275.  Other matters may be handled by email or mail.  Staff email addresses are located on the left of this page.

Weapons Carry Licenses:  We will not be processing new or renewal Weapons Carry License applications during the judicial emergency. If your license expires during the emergency period, it will remain valid during the judicial emergency order.  Please call our office for additional information.

Vital Records: Requests should be emailed to one of the addresses on the left, 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.

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.