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Probate Court

Probate Court exercises jurisdiction over:

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

    Court Hours

      Vital Records Division Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Estates Division Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



    Probate Court Judges

    Christopher A. Ballar

    Sandra L. Pak
    Elizabeth A. Strupe


    Court Administration

    Law Clerks: Allen Kowalczyk, Julie Caplan, Michelle Bloch
    Judicial Executive Assistant: Kathryn Stansbury
    Probate Court Administrator/Chief Clerk: Jenny Mitchell
    Judicial Calendar Coordinator: Amy Smith
    Deputy Clerk Supervisors (Estate Division): Sydney Galloway and Maria Almaguer
    Deputy Clerk Supervisor (Vital Records Division): Lois White
    Deputy Clerk Supervisor (Licensing and Compliance Division): Bonnie Cushing



    Contact Information

    General Information: 770-822-8350
    Estate Division Fax: 770-822-8217
    Vital Records Division Fax: 770-822-8008
    Probate Court email: probatecourt@gwinnettcounty.com