Probate

Court

MACON-BIBB COUNTY

HEARINGS by VIDEO CONFERENCE:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PARTIES AND THE PUBLIC THAT PROCEEDINGS IN THE PROBATE COURT OF bibb COUNTY MAY BE CONDUCTED WHOLLY BY REMOTE VIDEO CONFERENCE. ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INTERESTED IN ACCESSING A live REMOTE VIDEO CONFERENCE SHOULD CONTACT THE PROBATE COURT BY EMAIL AT Probatecourt-courtdiv@maconbibb.us

Please include the name of the party/parties/estate in your email and your contact information.

Please note: video conferencing is limited to estate and guardianship matters. Weapons Carry and Marriage License applications are done in person.

The Probate Court is fully operational and is accepting and processing cases. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, filings are accepted by mail and by hand delivery.

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

For information concerning Marriage Licenses and Weapons Carry Licenses please refer to the instructions found under the appropriate links on this page.

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

The Probate Court is now taking online appointments for completion of weapons carry applications and marriage license applications. You must complete an application online and receive a confirmation number BEFORE making an appointment.

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

Questions concerning License matters should be sent to: Probatecourt-licensediv@maconbibb.us
Please check back periodically for updates.


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.

Search Probate Records

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