Probate
100 10th Street
Government Center
6th Floor
Marriage Licenses & Weapons Carry Licenses:
(706) 225-4750
Estates, Guardianships, Billing, & Other:
(706) 653-4333

Administrating or Probating an Estate


Please continue reading for more information on the the Esates Process in Muscogee County
Required documents:
Death Certificate Pro Se (without a lawyer) Litigants Agreement Original Will (if a will exists) Completed Petition Deposit Fee
What petition do I file?

Handling an estate can be complicated and confusing. More than one standard form may be applicable to your situation and filing the “wrong” form may have adverse consequences. The probate staff cannot give you legal advice. We strongly encourage you to consult a lawyer about how best to proceed.

Who are the heirs-at-law that must receive notice in an estate matter?

Heirs Determination Worksheet
Filing Information:
If you have all the required documents, you may walk in between 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM to file your probate matter. The court clerks will assist you in the next steps to take at the time you file your probate matter.
Court Costs:

Deposit Fee**: $160

**See Schedule of Costs and Fees for remaining balance. Remaining balances are due at the time the oath is taken.

If you have further questions, please call (706) 653-4333 or e-mail probategeneral@columbusga.org.


Contact

Physical Address:
Government Center
100 10th Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Georgia, 31901
Mailing Address:
Probate Court of Columbus
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, Ga, 31902
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday *
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
* We stop accepting applications for marriage and weapons carry licenses at 4:00 PM

The Probate Court of Columbus observes the holiday schedule approved by the Columbus City Council. Our office will be closed on City holidays. For a complete listing of City holidays, review the City's Holiday Schedule.

Phone Numbers:
Marriage Licenses & Weapons Carry Licenses:
(706) 225-4750
Estates, Guardianships, Billing, & Other:
(706) 653-4333

Acceptable forms of payment:
Cash, debit or credit cards (for an additional fee), money order or cashiers check. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.