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Probate

Court

MACON-BIBB COUNTY

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, the Probate Court has limited in person staff.

Questions concerning Probate matters should be sent to: CPresley@maconbibb.us

Questions concerning License matters should be sent to: Probatecourt-licensediv@maconbibb.us

The Probate Court is unable to take appointments for weapons carry licenses at this time.  New and renewal applications may be completed online; however, the process, including fingerprints, must be finalized in person.  Pursuant to Governor Kemp’s Executive Order dated July 15, 2020, anyone with a weapon carry license expiring on or after February 13, 2020 will have 120 days from the expiration date on the face of the license to renew their license.  This extension currently exists through the end of the state of emergency.

The court will begin taking appointments once it is safe to do so.  Please check back periodically for updates.

To replace a lost or stolen license or to change an address or name please see instructions below for mail in application.


Sarah S. Harris, Judge
Elizabeth Whidby, Clerk

601 Mulberry Street
Second Floor
Macon, GA 31201
Court Division Room (478) 621-6494
License Division Room (478) 621-6493
probatecourt-courtdiv@maconbibb.us
probatecourt-licensediv@maconbibb.us

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MISSION

The Probate Court of Bibb County will serve the citizens in an effective, efficient, impartial and professional manner to perform the duties assigned to it under the Constitution and laws Georgia.

WHAT IS PROBATE COURT?

The Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, the appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults and minor children, and commitments to involuntary evaluation and treatment for people with mental health, drug or alcohol issues.

The Probate Court also issues both marriage and firearms licenses and performs a number of other administrative duties.

The Bibb County Probate Court is an “Article 6” court and has expanded jurisdiction. Under Article 6 of Title 15, Chapter 9, Official Code of Georgia, Probate Judges in counties with populations of 96,000 or greater generally must have qualifications equal to those of a Superior Court Judge, including being a licensed attorney for seven years. Article 6 Courts have limited concurrent jurisdiction with Superior Courts and may conduct jury trials in some matters. Appeals in Article 6 Courts are directly to the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court.

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Click link https://www.georgiaprobaterecords.com/Estates/SearchEstates.aspx to search probate records