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Probate Court

Probate Court exercises jurisdiction over:

  • Administration of Estates
  • Involuntary Hospitalization/Outpatient Evaluations
  • Birth and Death Certificates
  • Marriage License
  • Certificates of Residence
  • Probate of Wills
  • Conservators for Minors
  • Temporary and Permanent Guardians of Minors
  • Fireworks Permits
  • Uniform Transfer to Minor’s Act-Custodian Changes
  • Guardians and Conservators of Adults
  • Weapons Carry Licenses

    Court Hours

    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


    Probate Court Judges

    Christopher A. Ballar

    Associate Judge
    Hillary B. Cranford

    Court Administration

    Law Clerk: Elizabeth A. Strupe
    Judicial Executive Assistant: Laura Gomez
    Calendar Coordinator: Joy Dennis
    Probate Court Administrator/Chief Clerk: Jenny Mitchell
    Court Associate Supervisors (Estate Division): Betty Leach; Bonnie Cushing
    Court Associate Supervisor (Vital Records Division): Adisa Ahmetspahic; Martha Wade



    Contact Information

    General Information: 770-822-8250
    Estate Division Fax: 770-822-8217
    Vital Records Division Fax: 770-822-8008
    Probate Court email: probatecourt@gwinnettcounty.com