Due to the Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, The Probate Court of Bibb County will not accept any filings until further notice with the following limited exceptions for essential matters. The Probate Court will continue to process requests submitted by mail only, estate proceedings. The Probate Court will not have hearings on estate proceedings for the next 30 days. Further, the Court shall accept Emergency Guardianships, Temporary Medical Consents, and petitions for mental health proceedings. Please note that all deadlines and filing requirements are suspended, tolled, extended and relieved as set forth in the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court’s March 14, 2020 Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency.

This Statewide Judicial Emergency shall terminate on April 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., unless otherwise extended.

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

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


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.


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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