Probate Court

Responsibilities
The Probate Court of Athens-Clarke County handles a variety of matters, including guardianships of minors and incapacitated adults, cases involving decedent’s estates, and mental health evaluations and/or treatment, as well as other miscellaneous types of cases such as birth certificate amendments, boundary line disputes, and certain cases concerning trusts. Additionally, applications for marriage and firearms licenses (such as weapons carry licenses) are processed in Probate Court. 

The Probate Court also monitors the handling of funds by many fiduciaries, for example, conservators of the property of a minor or incapacitated adult and any estate administrators who have not been relieved by the heirs of accounting to the court. This court does not handle traffic cases or probation for criminal sentences. While we do issue marriage licenses, we generally do not perform marriage ceremonies. Marriage ceremonies can be arranged by contacting Magistrate Court at 706-613-3310 or Juvenile Court at 706-613-3300.

Contact
Susan Tate
Judge

Staff Directory

325 E. Washington St.
Suite 215
Athens, GA  30601

Phone: 706-613-3320
Fax: 706-613-3323

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.