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Probate Court

Location:
65 Courthouse St., Suite 8
Blairsville, GA 30512
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
Contact:
Dwain Brackett, Probate Judge (Serving since 1997)

Kristin Stanley, Associate Probate Judge/Chief Clerk
Charla Dyer, Deputy Clerk
Wanda Turrill, Deputy Clerk



Phone: (706) 439-6006
Fax: (706) 439-6009

About:
Georgia Probate Courts exercise exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians (minor and adult) and involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other individuals.

All probate court judges administer oaths of office, issue marriage and firearms licenses; some process United States Passports applications. They may hold habeas corpus hearings or preside over criminal preliminary hearings. Unless a jury trial is requested, probate court judges may also hear certain misdemeanors, traffic cases and violations of state game and fish laws in counties where there is no state court. When authorized by local statute, probate judges serve as election supervisors and make appointments to certain local public offices.

Probate Court handles:

 
It is a court of record; therefore, all documents filed in Probate Court must be recorded in minute books and kept permanently available to the public – except information that is prohibited by law for public inspection.

The Probate Court is committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Georgia.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

PROBATE COURT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Georgia Probate Courts

GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL RESOURCES
The State Bar of Georgia
The Secretary of State of Georgia
The State of Georgia – Official Web Page
Official Code of Georgia
Georgia Department of Drivers Services

 

Announcements
Notice of Public Hearing 1, Notice of Public Hearing 2, and Special Called Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia

The purpose of this hearing will be for Union County to provide information and answer questions regarding transferring surplus property to the Union County Development Authority. This is the property on Young Harris Street in the City of Blairsville referred to as the Old Fort Sorghum Property. Please send your comments via regular mail or to the email address listed on our website at www.unioncountyga.gov.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2

The Union County Commissioner will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse. All citizens are invited to attend and provide the Commissioner with written and/or oral comments concerning the county's entire budget. The budget will be adopted at a Called Meeting on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m

NOTICE OF CALLED MEETING

There will be a CALLED MEETING of the Union County Commission on Friday, December 27, 2019
at 4:30 p.m. located at 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia in Courtroom A. The purpose of this meeting will be to approve a Resolution to adopt the 2020 budget and to approve a Resolution to transfer the Old Fort Sorghum Property to the Union County Development Authority .