Probate Court

IF YOUR WEAPONS CARRY LICENSE EXPIRED PRIOR TO JUNE 29, 2021, YOU HAVE 120 DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE ON YOUR LICENSE TO RENEW AND YOUR LICENSE IS STILL VALID DURING THIS PERIOD PURSUANT TO AN EXECUTIVE ORDER OF

GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP.

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Applications for Marriage License and Weapons Carry License,

 new and renewal, are as follows:

Weapons Carry License are issued Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Applicants are required to complete application demographics and answer questions online before coming to the court to sign the application.  Completed applications will only maintained in the system for 60 days, so you must come to the office within that period of time to complete the process.  You do not need to print your application.  The clerk will print your application and witness your signature when you arrive.  You must provide the confirmation number when you come into the office. 

Marriage License are issued Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. 
Applicants are required to complete application and answer questions online before coming to the court to sign the application.  Completed applications will only maintained in the system for 60 days, so you must come to the office within that period of time to complete the process.  You do not need to print your application.  The clerk will print your application and witness your signature when you arrive.  You must provide the confirmation number when you come into the office along with any necessary divorce decrees or death certificate.

REQUESTS FOR VITAL RECORDS

Birth, Death and Marriage:

Vital Records may be obtained in person, Monday Through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Requests may also be emailed to probatecourt@jacksoncountygov.com, along with a copy of your picture id, your phone number and mailing address following the directions below. If you are unable to communicate by email, written requests, along with payment, can be mailed to Jackson County Probate Court, 5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 140, Jefferson, GA 30549.  When the request for a vital record or marriage certificate is received by email, you will be called for your credit card information. (A 4% fee is added to all credit card charges.) Payment will be processed and the record will be mailed to you. If you need to pay with a check, your certificate will be mailed once we receive payment.

Birth Certificates: provide full name at birth, date of birth, father’s full name, mother’s full maiden name, your relationship to the person, the number of copies requested and your phone number. Copies are $25.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy.

Death Certificates: provide full name of deceased, date of death, relationship to the deceased, reason the certificate is being requested and your phone number. Copies are $25.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy.

Marriage Certificates: Provide the names of the couple, including maiden name, if applicable, the date of marriage, number of copies requested and your phone number. Copies are $10.00 each plus $1.50 mailing fee. Marriage License must have been obtained in Jackson County.

Civil Filings, including Estate and Guardianship matters:  Probate Court standard forms are available online at www.gaprobate.gov. You may file in person or by mail. Completed forms, along with the appropriate fees, should be mailed to the Jackson County Probate Court, 5000 Jackson Parkway, Suite 140, Jefferson, GA 30549. 

Emergency Proceedings and Orders to Apprehend (Two-Party Affidavits):  Emergency proceedings and for matters involving mental health, contact the Georgia Access and Crisis Line at 1-800-715-4225 before contacting Probate Court regarding an Order to Apprehend, as they can send a clinician to assess an individual without the necessity of Probate Court intervention.