NEWS: 

  • Probate Court will be closed Wednesday December 13, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM for staff training.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Expedited Passports are only accepted from 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon.  No Expedited Passports will be accepted after 12:00 noon.  

  • Starting March 13, 2017, the fee for a renewal Weapons Carry License (Gun Permit) will be $40.00. As of October 1, 2016, the fee for a Weapons Carry License (Gun Permit) will be $74.00. 

  • Please note that if you are using a MasterCard or Visa debit/credit card, a card processing fee will apply. See Card Processing Fees for more information. 

  • As of February 29, 2016, we accept walk-in Passport customers Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Appointments can still be scheduled online here. Due to the nature of seeing customers on a walk-in basis, there are sometimes lengthy wait times. 

  • Due to the lengthy application process, couples applying for marriage licenses must be signed in before 4:00 PM. 

  • You may now search and view Decedent's estates online at www.georgiaprobaterecords.com.


JURISDICTION:

The Henry County Probate Court has jurisdiction over: Estates; Guardianships of Incapacitated Adults; Temporary Guardianships of Minors; Involuntary Treatments for Drug & Alcohol Abuse; Involuntary Commitments; Vital Records (Birth Death and Marriage Certificates); Passports; Issuance of Hand Gun Permits and Issuance of Marriage Licenses.

GEORGIA ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTH CARE:

In 2007, the Georgia Legislature adopted the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care Act, which replaced the former Georgia Living Will and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. What had been two separate forms is now one document. This new document is meant to be a comprehensive up-to-date document that will assist Georgians in making their personal care and medical treatment decisions more clearly known. The new form uses understandable and everyday language and has easy to follow instructions. Please note that any validly executed Living Will created between March 28, 1986 and June 30, 2007, will remain valid until it is revoked. Also, any validly executed Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care created before June 30, 2007 will remain valid until it is revoked. For a copy of the new form, please see Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Vital Records:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Marriage Licenses:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Gun Permits:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Probate/Guardianships:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Passports:
    Walk-ins Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    or by Appointment

2017 PROBATE COURT CLOSINGS:

  • January 11, 2017 - Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
  • April 14, 2017 - Good Friday Holiday
  • May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • July 4, 2017 - Independence Day Holiday
  • September 4, 2017 - Labor Day Holiday
  • November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 25, 2017 - Christmas Holiday
  • December 26, 2017 - Christmas Holiday
  • December 29, 2017 - New Year's Holiday
  • January 1, 2018 - New Year's Holiday