Probate Court

The Probate Court of Jefferson County, Georgia is an office of service to the people. It is also a court of record.

Georgia probate courts exercise exclusive jurisdiction in probate of wills, administration of estates, appointments of guardianships (adult and minor) and involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults or other individuals.

Probate judges administer oaths of office, issue marriage licenses and weapon permits. A person may apply for a marriage license or a weapons permit in the Office of the Probate Judge.