** Important Notice **
The following changes in the hours and operations of the Rockdale County Probate Court will remain in effect until further notice:
All petitions must be filed by mail. Standard probate forms can be found on line at georgiaacourts.gov, gaprobate.gov, or gasupremecourt. us.
You may email your completed petition to email@example.com. to obtain the appropriate filing fees prior to mailing the petition.
Any petitioner who needs to take an oath must call 770-278-7700 to schedule an appointment.
All hearings are cancelled until further notice. Only hearings pertaining to emergency matters will be scheduled as needed.
To request birth or death certificates, please visit dph.georgia.gov. online. If you do not have access to the internet, you may contact the Probate Court at
770-278-7700 for instructions on how to obtain the certificate. Funeral homes and crematories must email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for a marriage license must be requested by mail. When the applicants have completed the application, they must contact the Probate Court at
770-278-7700 for an appointment to complete the process.
Weapons Carry Licenses
Information regarding Chief Justice Melton’s Statewide Judicial Emergency Order dated March 14, 2020:
Probate courts across the state of Georgia will temporarily suspend acceptance of applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses pursuant to an Order of the Supreme Court of Georgia declaring a Judicial Emergency.
If you are due to renew during the Emergency period, your license will not expire. Chief Justice Melton’s Order essentially pushes “PAUSE” on all deadlines created by law or rule. Therefore, you will still be able to renew after the Emergency ends. Presently, that date is April 14, 2020. If that date is extended, further order will issue.
To give you a concrete example of how this will work, simply add 30 days to whatever your expiration or renewal deadline is. A license expiring March 18, 2020, will expire April 17, 2020. The renewal deadline will extend to May 17, 2020.
Please know that all of the changes outlined above are intended to protect the health and welfare of the public and employees of the Rockdale County Probate Court. Your cooperation is necessary and appreciated. If you have any further questions, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Clarence Cuthpert, Jr, Judge
Rockdale County Probate Court