At the direction of Chief Justice Melton’s Statewide Judicial Emergency Order dated March 14, 2020
Effective March 16, 2020 until April 13, 2020
(or further Order of the Court)
The Lumpkin County Probate Court has changed its hours of operation to Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm until April 13, 2020 or until further notice from the Court.
Estate and Guardianship Cases
The Lumpkin County Probate Court will only accept the following filings in person:
Emergency Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults
Permanent Guardianship/Conservatorship which include accusations of abuse, neglect or harm
Medical Consent Guardianship
Involuntary Treatment/Mental Health Hearings
All non-emergency Petitions and Motions must be filed via US Mail and electronically to email@example.com
All civil hearings are cancelled through April 13, 2020. Notices of new hearing dates will be mailed to all parties and their attorneys.
The record room will be closed to the public. For copies of probate records being gathered for the purpose of title research, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have further questions regarding estate and guardianship cases, please email email@example.com or call our office at 706-864-3847.
All hearings, arraignments and trials have been cancelled through April 13, 2020. Notices of new court dates will be mailed to all defendants and their respective attorneys.
Payments for traffic citations can be made by US Mail or online at www.ezcourtpay.com.
If you have questions regarding your traffic/criminal case, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 706-864-3847.
Marriage licenses will only be issued to parties who intend to get married within two weeks from the date of application. The parties must appear together, in person, along with the required documents and fee. You may complete the marriage application online at https://www.georgiaprobaterecords.com/Marriage/MarriageApplication.aspx. Online applications are not required; however, they are requested.
If you have further questions regarding a marriage license, please email email@example.com or call our office at 706-864-3847.
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. That Order may be found at https://www.gasupreme.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CJ-Melton-amended-Statewide-Jud-Emergency-order.pdf
This does not affect your right to carry pursuant to the Constitution if you do not have a Georgia Weapons Carry License.
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 and your current license will remain valid until that time. Presently, that date is April 13, 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 18, 2020. The renewal deadline will extend to May 18, 2020.
Birth and Death Certificates will be issued during business hours upon proper application and presentation of proper photo identification. However, the Court requests that you send your requests via US Mail, if time allows.
Birth Certificate Requests must include full name as it appears on the birth certificate, date of birth, names of the parents, an address to mail the birth certificate to once issued, a check or money for the appropriate number of copies requested and a copy of a valid photo ID.
Death Certificate Requests must include the full name of the decedent, the date of death, an address to mail the death certificate to once issued, a check or money order for the appropriate number of copies requested and a copy of a valid photo ID.
The fee for birth and death certificates is $25 for one copy and $5 for each additional copy, per person, per request.
Death Certificate Requests by Funeral Homes will still be processed as usual.