Probate Court


Douglas County Probate Court establishes the validity of wills, documents the administration of estates, appoints a guardian when none has been established, maintains vital records such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates, and issues gun permits.

To download Probate Court forms, you may go to Georgia Probate Court Information System; a list of forms are available in Wordperfect or MSWord.


The forms for Temporary Guardianship are not complete in that the local Probate Court office has additional forms that are required. Please see the form provided on this page or you may pick up the complete package in the Probate Court Office.

All forms must be completed, including necessary signatures and attachments, before this office will accept for filing.

  1. Wills
  2. Estate Records
  3. Estate Filings
  4. Guardianship Filing
  5. Creditors' Claims Against an Estate
  6. Georgia Weapons Carry License


For $15, you may file your will with the Probate Court for safekeeping. Only you, (or in the case of your death, your executor), will be able to access this document. See the Georgia Probate Court Information System for more information.