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Franklin, GA 30217
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Franklin, GA 30217
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Probate Court

Physical Address
215 East Court Square
Franklin, GA 30217

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 478
Franklin, GA 30217

Phone: (706) 675-3353
Fax: (706) 675-0819
Contact Information
MONDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SATURDAY CLOSED
SUNDAY CLOSED
CLOSED FOR LUNCH
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Traffic Tickets
The Heard County Probate Court also offers the ability to pay
for your Traffic Tickets online.
Firearm License Applications
NEW OR RENEWAL
Please complete application online:
Marriage License Applications
Click HERE for requirements, fees, and additional information
regarding the Marriage License Application Process.
The Heard County Probate Court now offers the ability to apply for
Marriage licenses online.
Purpose:
Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the probate of wills, administration of estates, temporary guardianships of minors, permanent guardianship and conservatorship over minor and adult wards, and applications for year's support awards.
Responsibilities:
The office of the Probate Court performs many functions including, but not limited to:
Issuing Marriage Licenses, Firearm Licenses, and Fireworks Display Permits
Maintaining Vital Records for Heard County
Administering Traffic Citations
Administering Probate of Wills, Administrations, and Guardianships of Minors and Adults

Probate Court
STAFF

Probate Judge
Joseph Bledsoe
Clerk
Chan Holliday
Clerk
Bonnie Reed
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- Reinstatements
- Motor Vehicle Report
- Renewal
- Replacement
- Change of Address
- Custom Alerts
- Locations
- Pay Fees
NOTICE
AS of March 17, 2020, Traffic court held by the Probate Court of Heard County to be held March 19, 2020 has been continued until June 25, 2020.   You may contact us by telephone at 706-675-3353 or email hcprobatecourt@heardcountyga.com to discuss.   We apologize for any inconvenience.

Respectfully,
Joseph Bledsoe, Judge
For Appointment ONLY - Please Call (706) 675-3353
Click HERE for requirements, fees, and additional information
regarding the Firearm Application Process.
*If you can not complete on-line, please contact our office and we will send you an application.
Fingerprints are done at the Heard County Sheriff's Office
Tuesdays & Thursdays Only
            For all persons whose weapons carry licenses show an expiration date on or after February 13, 2020:  (1)  your current license is in effect and does not expire at least through 11:59pm, June 12, 2020; and, (2) you now have 120 days from the expiration date on the face of your license to apply for a renewal.
            Although the Heard County Probate Court will begin accepting renewal applications on
May 19, 2020, a license holder may wish to wait until later in his or her 120 day renewal window.  This will avoid the anticipated initial rush and extended wait time, and may also allow the person renewing to take advantage of a “streamlined” renewal process which is expected later in May, but which has not yet been implemented.

           
Renewal Process:
LICENSE RENEWALS - Starting May 19, 2020
NEW LICENSES:
1. Current health guidelines are being followed; therefore, only the applicant will be admitted into the building.  All others including spouses and children will not be admitted.
2. Security and health screening will be done by deputies of the Heard County Sheriff at the entrance to the Court house building.
3. Masks will be required for all persons admitted to Court.
4. Additional instructions and application forms will be provided at the entrance and, because occupancy inside the building is limited, it may be required that those forms be completed outside the premises before admittance.
5. The renewal cost is $30.00, and must be tendered in the exact amount in cash, money order or credit card (a $2.00 service free for credit card).
6. After processing, the applicant will be admitted (alone) into the building for photograph and signature [this step in the process may be eliminated later in the month if necessary, facilities become available.]
Call the Probate Court office at 706.675.3353 for more information.
Click HERE for requirements, fees, and additional information
regarding the Firearm Application Process.
Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced that he is extending the judicial emergency period until June 12, 2020, a Friday.  You can read the orders, and obtain other information, on the Georgia Supreme Court web page.
For Appointment ONLY - Please Call (706) 675-3353
Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced that he is extending the judicial emergency period until June 12, 2020, a Friday.  You can read the orders, and obtain other information, on the Georgia Supreme Court web page.
See 'Renewal Process' below for expected safety procedure at the Courthouse.
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