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.
Firearms Permit: Hours of Acceptance
Concealed Weapons Permit applications will only be accepted between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Onsite fingerprinting is available until 4:00 p.m. Please note that if you sign in at 3:45 or later to apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit, you may need to return at a later date for fingerprinting. It is recommended that you sign in before 3:30 for same-day fingerprinting.
Concealed Weapons Permit Fee
As of March, 1, 2013, the fee for a Concealed Weapons Permit is $79.00.
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Cash - Exact change or small bills are greatly appreciated.
- Money Orders
- Personal Checks – local Henry County checks only (we will not accept a starter check).
- Credit Cards – MasterCard and Visa only (click here for additional merchant fee information)
Please apply in person at the Probate court. Click here for a sample of the Weapons Carry License application.
Your valid driver’s license should show your correct Henry County address. If it does not show your correct Henry County address, please contact our office for additional information.
If you were born outside of the United States please call our office for further information.
In order to keep your permit current, it will be necessary for you to apply for a new permit every five years. You may want to come into our office at least 2 months in advance of the expiration date listed on the permit to complete this process.
Please bring your current permit along with your valid driver’s license to the Henry County Probate Court. Your driver’s license should reflect your correct Henry County address. If it does not show your correct Henry County address, please contact our office for additional information.
Lost or Stolen Permits
Please contact our office immediately at (770) 288-7600.
If you have lost your valid Concealed Weapons Permit and need a replacement, please note that you will receive the same type of permit that you were originally approved for. For instance, if you have lost a valid permit that was issued before January 1, 2012, you will receive the same laminated paper styled replacement. If you have lost a valid permit that was issued after January 1, 2012, you will receive a hard driver’s license styled replacement.
Please contact a Vital Records Clerk either by telephone or in person. Vital Records clerks can be reached by dialing (770) 288-7600, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and furlough days).
Weapons Carry Licenses - Know the Law
A statement issued by Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker on March 23, 2010 adds North Dakota to the list of Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity. Georgia now reciprocates in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
Georgia permit holders should always familiarize themselves with the individual requirements and limitations on firearms permits in any of the reciprocating states where they wish to exercise their rights under this reciprocity program.