Henry County Probate Court
Beginning Monday, May 6, 2013, customers who visit the Probate Court will have the option of scheduling an appointment for the following services:
- MARRIAGE LICENSES
- WEAPONS CARRY PERMITS
- PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
- HOME BIRTH REGISTRATIONS
- AMENDMENTS TO A BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR BIRTH RECORD
- DELAYED BIRTH RECORDS
- PETITION FOR TEMPORARY GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR CHILD
- PETITION TO TERMINATE TEMPORARY GUARDIANSHIP OF A MINOR CHILD
- PETITION FOR COMPROMISED CLAIM OR CONSERVATORSHIP OF A MINOR CHILD
- PETITION FOR GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP OF AN ADULT
- PETITION FOR PROBATE, ADMINISTRATION OR YEAR’S SUPPORT
- FILE ANNUAL REPORTS - INVENTORIES, ANNUAL RETURNS OR PERSONAL STATUS REPORTS – Unless you have questions, it is not necessary to see a clerk in order to file your annual report. These documents, along with the appropriate filing fee, may be submitted to the receptionist in person or submitted by mail. Please click on the Fee Schedule (to the left of the page) for applicable filing fees, if any. If you wish to speak with a clerk, please schedule an appointment.
Those who wish to make an appointment will need to visit our office between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, to schedule their appointment time. Please note that due to the high volume of walk-in customers, those who wish to apply, or file for any of the above without an appointment may experience long wait times.
It is NOT necessary to make an appointment for any of the following:
Copy of Birth or Death Records
Filing of Death Certificates
Copy of Marriage Record
Certificate of Residency
Order to Apprehend for Evaluation (also known as two party affidavit)
Emergency Adult Guardianship
For ALL customers who will be filing a Petition or Annual Report – Please make sure that you print and fill out your petition or report before arriving for your scheduled appointment time. If your petition or report is incomplete, it may be necessary for you to schedule an additional appointment at a later date.
**With the help of the Henry County Technology Services Department and programming staff, we will be able to offer the ability to make appointments online in the near future.
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).
Henry County Probate Court
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 and issuance of marriage licenses.
In 2007, the Georgia Legislature adopted the Georgia Advance Directive for Heath 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
Advance Directive for Health Care (PDF).
Probate Court Closings:
- May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day
- July 4, 2013 – Independence Day
- Sep. 2, 2013 – Labor Day
- Nov. 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving Day
- Nov. 29, 2013 – Day After Thanksgiving
- Dec. 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve
- Dec. 25, 2013 – Christmas Day
- Dec. 31, 2013 – New Year’s Eve