You will find information, forms and links on this website to assist you in making and preparing for appointments in Probate Court.
Weapons Carry License applications will continue to be accepted and processed by the Probate Court pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-11-129. See Weapons Carry License page for more information.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursdays, we will open at 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (due to staff meetings)
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8:45 a.m. - 12 noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Thursday [due to staff meetings]
Probate Court is closed on Chatham County holidays.
Licenses and Permits processed until 4:30 p.m.
The Record Room is open until 4:30 p.m.
Chatham County Probate Court is an Article 6 Court which means that the court has expanded jurisdiction under Article 6, Title 15, Chapter 9 of the Official Code of Georgia due to the population size of the county. Article 6 probate courts have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior courts in certain matters and can conduct jury trials for issues properly before the court. Appeals from Article 6 courts are made to the Georgia Court of Appeals or the Georgia Supreme Court, as is appropriate. Generally, Article 6 probate court judges must have the same qualifications as a superior court judge, including being an attorney admitted to practice law for at least seven years.
The staff of the Probate Court works as a team to serve you and we are working hard to make your experience in Probate Court as pleasant and efficient as possible. The Probate Team has updated this website in an effort to answer most frequently asked questions. Please read the information provided here to make sure you arrive in Probate Court prepared and equipped with necessary information and documents. We look forward to working with you.