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We now accept walk-in passport customers on THURSDAYS ONLY from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Appointments will still be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be unable to personally meet with customers regarding Estate and Guardianship cases on Wednesdays after 12:00 noon.  You are welcome to file your pleading(s) with the receptionist, however, you will be unable to speak with a Probate Clerk. Please feel free to call and leave a message, however, your call may not be returned for up to 48 hours (excluding weekend, holidays and furlough days).  Also, please make sure to include your name, phone number and case number (if applicable) when leaving a message.

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2015 Probate Court Closings:

  • May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day
  • July 3, 2015 - Independence Day Floating Holiday
  • September 7, 2015 - Labor Day
  • November 11, 2015 - Veterans Day
  • November 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 27, 2015 - Day After Thanksgiving
  • December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25, 2015 - Christmas Day
  • December 31, 2015 - New Year's Eve
  • January 1, 2016 - New Year's Day

The Henry County Probate Court has jurisdiction over:

  • Estates
  • Guardianships (both Minors and Incompetent Adults)
  • Land Line Disputes
  • Right of Way Disputes
  • Involuntary Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Involuntary Commitments
  • Vital Records (Birth and Death)
  • Passports
  • Issuance of Hand Gun Permits
  • 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 HealthCare.  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 

Credit Card Payments

Probate Court accepts MasterCard & Visa debit and credit cards.  All payments must be made in person - no payments by phone will be accepted.  (Please click here for additional credit/debit card information).