Probate Court

  1. Pursuant to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia Harold Melton’s Order, all matters on the Court's calendar will be held at a later date. The Court will contact you with a new date. If you would like to proceed with a hearing via videoconference, you may contact your clerk to begin that process.

    If you need a Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL), we resumed processing on May 14th. There is detailed information in our Quick Guide to Temporary Weapons Carry License Processing. Please print and fill out this checklist before coming to the office. If your Georgia Weapons Carry License expired any date beginning February 13, 2020, through June 12, 2020, you may renew up to 120 days after your printed expiration date.

    If you are getting married, please be sure to complete your marriage application online. There is detailed information on this page.

    Please mail filings, completed Marriage Licenses, Annual Returns, and other filings to the Court with payment via check or money order for processing rather than visiting in person.

Office Hours

Our office is located on the 1st floor of the Hall County Courthouse Annex. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except county holidays when the Hall County Courthouse Annex is closed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Probate Court issues marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses as well as handles estates when a person dies and guardianship and conservatorship proceedings for minors or incapacitated adults. Probate Court also has exclusive jurisdiction over commitments to involuntary evaluation and treatment for people with mental, drug, or alcohol issues.

Expanded Jurisdiction

Hall County Probate Court has expanded jurisdiction under Article 6, Title 15, Chapter 9 of the Official Code of Georgia. The code requires that probate judges in counties of population over 96,000 must have the same qualifications as a Superior Court judge, including a minimum of 7 years of experience practicing law.