Probate Court

IMPORTANT PROBATE OFFICE NOTICE

The Probate Office will be closed on Monday May 13, 21 from 10am-1pm. We will also be closed on Monday May 17 and May 18, 2021 from 2pm-5pm; and Monday June 7, 2021.

Purpose

Douglas County Probate Court establishes the validity of wills, documents the administration of estates, appoints a guardian when none has been established, maintains vital records such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates, and issues gun permits.

If you are filing any pleadings or petitions in Probate Court, you may find some common forms here.

Notice

The forms for Temporary Guardianship are not complete in that the local Probate Court office has additional forms that are required. Please see the form provided on this page or you may pick up the complete package in the Probate Court Office.

All forms must be completed, including necessary signatures and attachments, before this office will accept for filing.

  1. Wills
  2. Estate Records
  3. Estate Filings
  4. Guardianship Filing
  5. Creditors' Claims Against an Estate
  6. Georgia Weapons Carry License

Details

For $15, you may file your will with the Probate Court for safekeeping. Only you, (or in the case of your death, your executor), will be able to access this document. See the Georgia Probate Court Information System for more information.