The Probate Court is a court of limited jurisdiction responsible for the probating or proving of all wills of Macon County residents. The Probate Court also handles traffic citations, vital records, marriage licenses, firearms licenses, estates, guardianships of minors and incapacitated adults along with numerous miscellaneous duties. It is a court of record, so all documents filed here must be recorded in minute books and kept permanently available to the public.
The Probate Counrty is located on the first floor of the Macon County Courthouse. The Probate Court is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 until 5 p.m. You may come in during stated times to apply for a marriage license, firearms license, and any time for copies of vital records and to file documents for estates and guardianships.
The Probate Court is committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.