STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2021

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE STATEWIDE AND LOCAL JUDICIAL EMERGENCIES, ALL SERVICES PERFORMED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY PROBATE COURT ARE “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.” PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION BELOW FOR DETAILS.

PLEASE NOTE

  • We are closed each day between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for sanitizing and cleaning.
  • You MUST have written proof of an appointment to enter the Probate Court offices.
  • You MUST wear a face mask to enter the Probate Court offices.
  • You MUST maintain at least 6 feet distance from others while in the Probate Court offices.
  • You MUST submit to a screening process before entering the Courthouse.
LOCATION: 556 North McDonough Street, Room 1000, Decatur, GA 30030 (First Floor of Courthouse)
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Orders to Apprehend (Lay Affidavits)
For information please contact khcurry@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2663.
Involuntary Commitment Petitions (filed by Hospitals only)
Must be e-Filed via Odyssey eFile Georgia. To e-file you must create an e-file account. Visit www.odysseyefilega.com. Click “FILE NOW” and you will be prompted to “SIGN IN” or “REGISTER.” After you sign in, for LOCATION select DeKalb County Probate Court; for CATEGORY select Probate or Mental Health; for CASE TYPE select Adult Guardianship or Mental Health, then proceed with your filing. For more information please contact alisiarios@dekalbcountyga.gov or call (404) 371-2036.
Adult Emergency and Permanent Guardianships and/or Conservatorships

Please eFile Petitions for Emergency and/or Permanent Adult Guardianships and/or Conservatorships via e-File Georgia. See involuntary Commitment Petitions (above) for instructions on e-filing. For more information please contact rsauls@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2918.

Minor Guardianships and/or Conservatorships and Doubtful Claims
For information please contact khcurry@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2663.
Auditing: Inventories, Annual Returns, Final Returns and Discharge Petitions
For information please contact bvinson@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2647.
Record Searches and Requests
For information please contact alyarber@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2701.
Petitions to Probate Wills in Solemn Form and Years Support

For information please contact tmragland@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2662.
We encourage you to mail your Petitions to: Clerk, DeKalb County Probate Court, 556 North McDonough Street, 1100 Judicial Tower, Decatur, GA 30030.

Petitions for Letters of Administration, Removals, Etc.

For information please contact dfwhitehead@dekalbcountyga.gov or (404) 371-2341.  We encourage you to mail your Petitions to: Clerk, DeKalb County Probate Court, 556 North McDonough Street, 1100 Judicial Tower, Decatur, GA 30030.

LOCATION: 556 North McDonough Street, Room B-190, Decatur, GA 30030 (Basement Floor of Courthouse)
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PLEASE NOTE:  AFTER YOU BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK FOLDERS FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION.

Weapons Carry Licenses
Due to the continued high demand for 1st Time Weapons Carry Licenses, the statutory fingerprinting requirements, and the continued requirements to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocol at the Courthouse, including the requirements to wear face masks and maintain six feet distance, a designated number of 1st Time Weapons Carry License appointments will be made available each day Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Please click here to go to STEP ONE (1) APPLY NOW (and complete your Weapons Carry License application on-line) and STEP TWO (2) BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT using the self-scheduling calendar. NOTE: If you attempt to book your appointment and no appointments are available at that time, please return to the website the next business day or days until you are able to obtain an appointment. Please do not book an appointment under Marriage Licenses or Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses, your appointment will be canceled. Please do not book more than one appointment as this prevents other applicants from booking an appointment.
Marriage Licenses

Please click here to (STEP 1) complete your Marriage License Application and (STEP 2) book your appointment using the self-calendaring system.  For questions or additional information, please contact cffranklin@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses

Please click here to (STEP 1) complete your Weapons Carry License – Renewal Application and (STEP 2) book your appointment using the self-calendaring system. For questions or additional information, please contact cffranklin@dekalbcountyga.gov.

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.

STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2021

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

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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 two locations, both in the same building, for the DeKalb Probate Court.

Location #1:

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

By Appointment Only after 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Functions: Mental Health, 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)

By Appointment Only after 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Functions: Marriage Licenses, Weapons Carry Licenses, Estates and Auditing

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)

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.