MAY 14, 2020
Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia has entered a "Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency" effective May 11, 2020, extending the Judicial Emergency period until Friday, June 12, 2020. The order is similar but not identical to the "Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency" effective March 14, 2020 and "Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency" effective April 6, 2020. All Orders can be found on the website of the Georgia Supreme Court. The Orders direct that to the extent feasible the courts shall remain open to address "essential functions" and other functions may be limited. The Orders provide that during the period of the Order deadlines, time schedules or filing requirements imposed by applicable statutes, rules, regulations or court orders are suspended, tolled and extended. However the most recent "Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency" allows judges on a case-specific basis to reimpose certain deadlines that would otherwise be tolled by the Order and prior Orders and allows judges to establish new deadlines or schedules. Any request for an order waiving the deadlines otherwise waived during the Judicial Emergency period must be in writing, setting forth the reason a waiver is needed and must be filed with the applicable petition or document. The new order also allows for the acceptance of new and renewal Weapons Carry License applications, previously considered a non-essential function.
The following are considered essential functions of the probate court:
If you have an essential function matter please call the Court at 770-716-4220 for instructions on how to proceed and to make an appointment or arrangements for processing.
During the judicial emergency the following non-essential functions will be suspended:
Other non-essential functions that have been and will continue to be processed in a manner that prevents in person contact with customers. Such duties include but are not limited to:
If you need assistance with one of the above functions please call the Court at 770-716-4220 for instructions on how to proceed and to make an appointment or arrangements for processing. Documents filed by mail or dropped off at the security area at the front doors of the Fayette County Justice Center will be processed.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER:
The above information may change or be updated.
Applications for a marriage license will be processed by appointment only during the current period of the statewide Judicial Emergency.
To make an appointment please call the Fayette County Probate Court at 770-716-4220. You will be given an appointment time to come in person to the Probate Court offices and will be given application instructions.
Prior to your appointment please complete the Georgia Marriage License application form, found in the link on our webpage at www.fayettecountyga.gov/probate_court/marriage_license.htm or at www.georgiaprobaterecords.com/marriage/marriageapplication.aspx.
Payment will be made at the time of appointment. Debit or credit is preferred, or money order. Call at 770-716-4220 to speak with a clerk to determine the amount. No cash will be accepted.
If you have further questions, please call the Fayette County Probate Court at 770-716-4220.
Special application procedures during Second Declaration of Judicial Emergency period expiring June 12, 2020 and during the Public State of Emergency for the State of Georgia
RE: APPLICATION FOR NEW OR RENEWAL WCL
The Fayette County Probate court will commence accepting applications for Weapons Carry Licenses (WCL) and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses on May 20, 2020. All applicants must complete the application online at www.georgiaprobaterecords.com, under Firearms option. After completing the online application applicant must call 770-716-4220 to make an appointment. Appointments will be thirty (30) minutes in length. If you fail to appear on time for the appointment you will be required to reschedule.
RE: EXTENDED LICENSE PERIOD AND EXTENDED RENEWAL DEADLINE
The Executive Order dated May 8, 2020 of Governor Brian Kemp Temporarily Extending the Thirty-Day Renewal Requirement for Georgia Weapons Carry License provides that an application for a renewal license may be made within 120 days after the expiration date on the face of the license during the Public State of Emergency as it has been or may be extended. A license holder will be allowed to renew without being required to be fingerprinted and the lower renewal fee with apply.
Thank you for your patience. If you have further questions, please call the Fayette County Probate Court at 770-716-4220.
Probate Court of Fayette County
1 Center Drive
Fayetteville, Ga. 30214
Colleen L. Golden
Melissa L. Haas
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Probate Court is responsible for
CASH, MONEY ORDERS, DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS* FOR:
CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY FOR:
Information and applications/forms for download are available for many areas from this web site. If you have questions or need information which is not available on the web site, please contact us at 770.716.4220 or in person at the Justice Center, 1 Center Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214.