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Probate Court:

The Probate Court Judge is elected by the voters for four year terms. The Probate Court is responsible for probating wills, appointing guardians of minors and incompetent persons, issuing marriage licenses, and issuing firearm, fireworks, and explosive permits. In addition, this elected office also records birth, death, and marriage certificates as the state appointed custodian of vital records for the county, hears misdemeanor traffic cases, game and fish cases, and drug cases, and collects county and state traffic fines. This office also administers oaths to public officers, files, approves, and records bonds of public officers, and administers estate matters.

Probate Court exercises jurisdiction over:

  • Probate of Wills
  • Administration of Estates
  • Conservators of Minors
  • Temporary and Permanent Guardians of Minors
  • Guardians and Conservators of Adults
  • Certificates of Residence
  • Involuntary Hospitalization/Outpatient Evaluations
  • Permits for Fireworks
  • Georgia Weapons Carry Permits
  • Marriage License
  • Birth and Death Certificates
  • Barrow County Misdemeanor Traffic Citations

The Barrow County Probate Court accepts Cash, Credit and Debit. Please note that if you choose to use Credit or Debit cards a 4% service fee will be applied. If you wish to pay for a Marriage License, on-line, and have it mailed to your address

If you wish to pay for a Marriage Certificate, on-line, and have it mailed to your address:
YOU MUST CALL THE PROBATE COURT FIRST! Find out if the Court has received your license from the officiator

Barrow County Courthouse
652 Barrow Park Drive, Suite D
Winder, GA 30680

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Tammy Brown
Probate Court Judge

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 7
FY 2020 Budget: $483,930


Probate Court Chief Clerk: Gail Collins
Probate Coordinator: Amy Whitlock
Probate Court Probate Clerk: Rene Childers
Probate Court Deputy Clerk: Stacy Stephany
Probate Court Traffic Coordinator: Meredith Owens
Probate Court Senior Traffic Clerk: Jennifer Fumea

Probate Judge: Tammy S. Brown,

Email Questions:

Estates of Decedents: gcollins@barrowga.org
Conservatorship / Guardianship: awhitlock@barrowga.org
Marriage/Birth/Death/ Weapons Carry Permits: rchilders@barrowga.org or sstephany@barrowga.org
Traffic Citations: mowens@barrowga.org

Court Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

General Information Probate: 770-307-3045 ext. 3045
General Traffic Citation Information: 770-307-3045 ext. 8041

Fax Number: 770-307-4470