Estates Guardianships Conservatorships

Estates / Guardianships / Conservatorships

FILING DOCUMENTS 

In an effort to limit person-to-person contact in our Wills & Administration Division, we recommend you submit your filings by mail.  In-person filings are available by appointment beginning September 2021.

Prior to arriving at the courthouse, please see the list below.

  • Your petition will need to be ready to file, including signatures being properly notarized and your petition filled out completely.
  • Probate clerks are prohibited from assisting with completing forms.
  • If you have any questions about our services or procedures, please contact our office by phone prior to visiting so that your filing is complete and ready to be filed at the time of your arrival.
  • Filing fees are required at the time of filing. Please refer to the Court Fees section on our website for further information regarding fees.
  • Cash, business check, money order, and credit cards are all accepted at our central downtown location. If paying by check/money order, please make payable to Fulton County Probate Court. Cash payments are not accepted about out annex locations. 

*There is a notary on staff to assist with Probate Court related matters ONLY

Everyone MUST wear a mask or face covering to enter the courthouse.


ADMINISTERING OATHS

If you are appointed as a fiduciary by our court and wish to have your oath administered online, please submit your request to Lyric.Smith@FultonCountyGa.gov and 404-612-4030. Once your request is received, you will be contacted by our court personnel to schedule the appointment. Please be aware that an Order appointing you as a fiduciary, you will need to have been issued prior to making this request.


OBTAINING CERTIFIED OR TRUE COPIES OF DOCUMENTS

Documents on file with our Court

  • Mail a request to our office, including the name of the estate, estate number, which type of document you wish to have certified, and how many certified documents you are requesting.
  • Provide a return address to mail the copies.
  • Enclose a check or money order with your request.
  • Certified and true copies are $10.00/each plus $1.00 per page for each additional document.

Guardianship/Conservatorship Cases

  • Please bring a written request including the name of the ward, the estate number, what type of document you wish to have certified, the number of certified documents you are requesting, and a return address envelope to which we may mail your copies to our office in an envelope.
  • The clerks at the front desk will ask to see your ID, so please have it ready upon entering our office.
  • Certified and true copies are $10.00/each plus $1.00 per page for each additional document.

The Probate Court Judge, Clerk, and staff are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about probate court services or procedures. 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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Nothing on this website is intended to advise anyone regarding legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.

If you have any further questions, please call (404) 612-4694.