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TRAFFIC COURT ANNOUNCEMENT Due to COVID-19 virus and new operating procedures for social distancing. The Barrow County Probate Court will make available to defendants the following: If the offenses that a defendant is charged with is one of the below offenses, you may go online to EZCourtpay.com and pay your citation and the charge will automatically be reduced to a zero point, basic rules violation. That means that your citation will NOT ever appear on your driving record.

Pay Tickets Online

If you have any questions concerning EZCourtpay please call 1-800-262-0128

The offenses that will generate a zero-point, basic rules violation are:
  • • Speeding less than 24 over (OCGA 40-6-181)
  • • Failure to maintain lane (OCGA 40-6-48)
  • • Following too closely (OCGA 40-6-49)
  • • Failure to Stop or Yield at Stop Sign (OCGA 40-6-72)
  • • Disobeying Traffic Control Device (OCGA 40-6-20)
  • If you have any questions please call our office at 770-307-3045 ext. 4469 or ext. 8041

    New Carry Permit Procedures

    The Probate Court Judge is elected by the voters for four year terms. The Probate Court is responsible for probating wills, appointing guardians of minors and incompetent persons, issuing marriage licenses, and issuing firearm, fireworks, and explosive permits. In addition, this elected office also records birth, death, and marriage certificates as the state appointed custodian of vital records for the county, hears misdemeanor traffic cases, game and fish cases, and drug cases, and collects county and state traffic fines. This office also administers oaths to public officers, files, approves, and records bonds of public officers, and administers estate matters.

    Probate Court exercises jurisdiction over:

    • Probate of Wills
    • Administration of Estates
    • Conservators of Minors
    • Temporary and Permanent Guardians of Minors
    • Guardians and Conservators of Adults
    • Certificates of Residence
    • Involuntary Hospitalization/Outpatient Evaluations
    • Permits for Fireworks
    • Georgia Weapons Carry Permits
    • Marriage License
    • Birth and Death Certificates
    • Barrow County Misdemeanor Traffic Citations

    The Barrow County Probate Court accepts Cash, Credit and Debit. Please note that if you choose to use Credit or Debit cards a service fee will be applied.

    Barrow County Courthouse
    652 Barrow Park Drive, Suite D
    Winder, GA 30680

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Monday - Friday

    Tammy Brown
    Probate Court Judge

    Department Stats:
    Full-Time Employees: 7
    FY 2021 Budget: $485,967


    Probate Court Chief Clerk: Amy Whitlock
    Probate Coordinator: Stacy Stephany
    Probate Court Probate Clerk: Jennifer Fumea
    Probate Court Deputy Clerk:
    Probate Court Traffic Coordinator: Meredith Owens
    Probate Court Senior Traffic Clerk: Jennifer Fumea

    Probate Judge: Tammy S. Brown,

    Email Questions:

    Estates of Decedents: awhitlock@barrowga.org
    Conservatorship / Guardianship - Birth/Death: sstephany@barrowga.org
    Marriage/ Weapons Carry Permits: jfumea@barrowga.org
    Traffic Citations: mowens@barrowga.org

    Court Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

    General Information Probate: 770-307-3045 ext. 3045
    General Traffic Citation Information: 770-307-3045 ext. 8041

    Fax Number: 770-307-4470