Probate Court

  1. Scam Warning

    Hall County Probate Court will not text you regarding your Georgia Weapons Carry License. Be aware that there is currently a nationwide scam text/email campaign urging you to get your concealed carry permit before it's too late. The texts/emails did not originate from Hall County Probate Court. We do not know where the senders got their phone/email list, but it was not from Hall County Probate Court as many recipients are not residents of Hall County or Georgia. You should be cautious about clicking links in text messages unless you fully trust the source of that message.

    Pursuant to Chief Judge Gosselin’s Order, the Court is beginning to set hearings while limiting the number of people in the Courtroom and videoconferencing with Zoom. Please contact your clerk if you need a hearing.

    We are processing Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL). There is detailed information in our Quick Guide to Temporary Weapons Carry License Processing. Please be sure you have completed your application online at before you come to the Court. Due to the Judicial Emergency, if your Georgia Weapons Carry License expired any date beginning February 13, 2020, through July 13, 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.