Probate Court

Judge Bedelia C Hargrove presides over DeKalb County Probate Court. The Probate Court has jurisdiction over the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults as well as minors, and mental health commitments. The Probate Court also issues marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses and performs a number of other administrative duties. Standard forms and probate resources are available at 

Hours Of Operation & Location

There are two locations, both in the same building, for the  DeKalb Probate Court.

Location: DeKalb County Courthouse, 1100 Judicial Tower (first floor)
Function: Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Mental Health, Auditing and Record
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Note: Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. to allow sufficient time for processing. Filings received after 4:00 p.m. will be stamp filed and processed on the next business day.

Note: Customers filing Lay Affidavits (Orders to Apprehend) must arrive by 3:30 p.m. to allow sufficient time for processing.

Location: DeKalb County Courthouse, B190 Judicial Tower (basement floor)
Function: Marriage Licenses & Weapons Carry Licenses

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Marriage and Weapons Carry Online Application
To apply online for Marriage licenses and Weapons Carry licenses, please click the button below to apply.