Probate Court

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01 - Jan

Judge Kenya M. Johnson Welcome Video

Welcome to the Probate Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The primary function of the Probate Court is to ensure that estates and guardianships are administered in accordance with the law. The judge of the Probate Court makes determinations in all controversies involving estates of decedents and guardianships and/or conservatorships of minors and adults by conducting trials & hearings, both with and without a jury.
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ATTENTION! ESTATE SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!


Appointments are now required for the following services:

  • Estate Services
  • Marriage & Weapons License and Renewals

  ◦ Licensing Appointments are available for the downtown location only, but NOT required. The North and South Service Centers are walk-in only for Marriage & Weapons License and Renewals (times and locations can be found Here)

Appointments are NOT required for the following services:

  • Adult Guardianship
  • Minor Guardianship

To schedule an appointment: https://booking.appointy.com/en-US/probateoffice/bookings/service

WALK-IN WEDNESDAYS/ NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Probate Court will also offer ‘Walk-in Wednesdays.’ Customers can file in-person Estate matters without an appointment on Wednesdays during business hours.
 
If you need to file other estate matters, please mail all estate filings to:

Fulton County Probate Court
Attn: Estates Division
136 Pryor Street, SW, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Along with the appropriate filing fees. Matters will be processed in the order that they were received. There will be no exceptions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For a safer experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend that estate filings be submitted by mail. 

Probate Court Of Fulton County- Updates Effective June 6, 2022
We are pleased to announce the following new and revised initiatives in the Fulton County Probate Court to provide a better customer service experience for attorneys and their clients. All initiatives take effect on Monday, June 6, 2022.

E-File for Estate Petitions
Electronic filing for many estate petitions is now available online. The following petitions can be filed electronically:

  • Petition for Letters of Administration
  • Petition for Order Declaring No Administration Necessary
  • Petition for Year’s Support
  • Petition to Probate Will in Common Form
  • Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form

To access “efile GA,” visit https://efilega.tylertech.cloud/OfsEfsp/ui/landing


Estate Filings @ Annex Locations
Probate Court has resumed the intake of estate petitions at both the North and South Service Center offices. Clerks will be available to receive, docket, and bill incoming petitions as well as take oaths of fiduciaries. No appointment necessary, times and locations can be found here

Special Attorney Liaison Clerk
Probate Court has designated a dedicated ‘Attorney Liaison Clerk’ for attorney and paralegal customer service. Appointments for initial filings only (Petition for Letters of Administration, Petition for Order Declaring No Administration Necessary, Petition for Year’s Support, Petition to Probate Will, and Petition to Open Safe Deposit Box) and status updates can be obtained by contacting Lillian Scruggs directly at (404) 612-4655 and Lillian.Scruggs@fultoncountyga.gov.


Welcome to the Probate Court of Fulton County, Georgia. One of the many functions of Probate Court is to ensure that estates and guardianships are administered in accordance with the law. The judge of the Probate Court makes determinations in all controversies involving estates of decedents and guardianships and/or conservatorships of minors and adults by conducting trials & hearings, both with and without a jury.

The mission of the Fulton County Probate Court is to work in the best interests of Fulton’s families and futures. The Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the following:

• Probate of wills of decedents
• Appointment and removal of administrators and executors of decedents’ estates
• Appointment and removal of guardians and/or conservators of minors and adults
• Audit of returns of executors, administrators, and conservators
• Issuance of marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses
• Commitments of people with mental illness or with substance or alcohol abuse disorder.
• Miscellaneous duties such as issuance of fireworks permits, certificates of residence, and recording of elected officials’ oaths and bonds

The Judge, her legal staff, and clerks are committed to providing you with exceptional customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about probate court services or procedures. However, please be advised that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.

Nothing on this website is intended to advise anyone regarding legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a question involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the State Bar of Georgia for a list of lawyer referral services.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION

While visiting the Probate Court, MASKS are REQUIRED, avoid close contact with others, and be prepared to practice social distancing. For the health and safety of our customers and to avoid long wait times, we encourage customers to mail in estate and weapons license renewal applications to submit their documents.

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adult guardianships, conservatorships, mental health

information line

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MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

minor guardianships/ conservatorships

probate court main office

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hours may vary by department 

records division

weapons carry licenses

NORTH SERVICE CENTER (cashless)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | No appointment needed | Express License Services ONLY | Customers need to arrive before 3:45 p.m. to be fingerprinted

south service center (cashless)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | No appointment needed | Express License Services ONLY | Customers need to arrive before 3:45 p.m. to be fingerprinted

wills, administrations, year's support & no administration necessary

Estates Division