Probate Court

Appointments are needed for all Estate Matters in Probate Court.

This office cannot provide direction or guidance on the ramifications of the "Constitutional Carry" legislation which is now in effect other than to note that this legislation did not affect the issuance of Weapons Carry Licenses.

About Probate Court

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 firearms, 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. 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


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.

Department Stats

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