Judge Bedelia C Hargrove

Judge Bedelia C Hargrove

Judge Bedelia C Hargrove presides over DeKalb County Probate Court. The Probate Court has jurisdiction over the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults as well as minors, and mental health commitments. The Probate Court also issues marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses and performs a number of other administrative duties.

EMERGENCY MESSAGE:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, extensive water damage at the DeKalb County Courthouse caused by a water pipe that burst, the Judicial Tower at the DeKalb County Courthouse will be closed to employees and the public until further notice. All DeKalb County Probate Court services will be conducted remotely and virtually until further notice. No in person services will be provided at the Judicial Tower.

Please access the Probate Court’s website at www.dekalbprobatega.com for information about e-filing ALL estate, adult guardianship, and mental health filings. If you are unable to e-file, please mail your filing to: Clerk, DeKalb County Probate Court, 556 North McDonough Street, Room 1100, Decatur, Georgia 30030.

If you have questions about Wills and Estate filings, please call 404-371-2341.

If you need to request an Order to Apprehend or have questions about mental health filings, please call 404-371-2918.

If you need to file a petition for temporary guardianship of a minor, please call 404-371-2663.

If you need to obtain a Marriage License, please click on the Marriage License icon below for instructions.

If you need to obtain a Weapons Carry License, Renew a Weapons Carry License, or request a Replacement, please click on the Weapons Carry License icon below for instructions.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check the Probate Court website periodically for updates.

Thank you for understanding.

Judge Bedelia C Hargrove

Click here to review the Administrative Order issued by Acting Chief Superior Court Judge Courtney L. Johnson on December 25, 2022.

Click here to review the Administrative Order issued by Acting Chief Superior Court Judge Courtney L. Johnson on December 30, 2022.

Click here to review the Administrative Order issued by Chief Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson on January 11, 2023.

Click here to review the Amended Administrative Order issued by Chief Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson on January 12, 2023.

***NOTICE***

ALL SERVICES PERFORMED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY PROBATE COURT WILL BE HANDLED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE COURT, PLEASE CLICK ON THE COURT SERVICES LINKS BELOW. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE PROBATE COURT AT (404) 371-2601. THANK YOU.

COVID JUDICIAL ORDERS

Alert: Order declaring Coronavirus/Covid-19 related judicial emergency by the Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia, acting under authority of O.C.G.A. sections 38-3-60 et. seq.  Read all notices.

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Alert: Order declaring Coronavirus/Covid-19 related judicial emergency by the Chief Judge Asha Jackson of the DeKalb Superior Court, acting under authority of O.C.G.A. sections 38-3-60 et. seq.  Read all notices.

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Hours Of Operation & Location

Address:

556 North McDonough Street, 1100 Judicial Tower , Decatur, GA 30030

ALL SERVICES PERFORMED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY PROBATE COURT WILL CONTINUE TO BE HANDLED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

There are three locations for the DeKalb County Probate Court, all in the same building.

Location #1:

DeKalb County Courthouse, 1000 Judicial Tower (1st floor)

Functions: Mental Health, Auditing, Orders to Apprehend, Guardianships, Conservatorships and Records

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (by appointment only)
Closed For Sanitizing
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Note: Customers filing Lay Affidavits (for Orders to Apprehend) must arrive by 2:00 p.m. to allow sufficient time for processing.

Location #2:

DeKalb County Courthouse, B190 Judicial Tower (basement floor)

Functions: Marriage Licenses, Weapons Carry Licenses & Wills/Estates

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (by appointment only)
Closed For Sanitizing
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Probate Court Mailing Address: 556 North McDonough Street, 1100 Judicial Tower, Decatur, GA 30030.

Parking & Public Transportation

Paid parking is available in the parking deck located behind the courthouse at 125 West Trinity Place. The Decatur MARTA station is located next to the courthouse.