Welcome to Elbert County Georgia

Magistrate/Probate Court

Probate & Magistrate Courts

Honorable Stephanie Hewell presides over issues of probate and also is the chief magistrate.

Probate Court

Elbert County Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians, involuntary hospitalizations, issuance of pistol licenses and marriage licenses.

Probate Forms and additional information:
georgiacourts.gov

Probate Court Services

Marriage License

Requirements
  • 18 years old or older (17 years old must be Emancipated)
  • 2 forms of ID (Examples: GA Driver’s License or ID Card, Birth Certificate, Passport, Social Security Card)
  • Previously Married?
    Bring in a copy of the signed final divorce decree or death certificate
Fees
  • $76.00 without Counseling Certificate
  • $36.00 with Counseling Certificate

Cash or MasterCard/Visa (with a convenience fee)

Download your application below, complete it, then contact the office for an appointment to come in.

Marriage Application

Weapons Carry License

Fees
  • $78.25 New Applicants
  • $30.00 Renewals

Cash or MasterCard/Visa (with a convenience fee)

Download your application below, complete it, then contact the office for an appointment to come in.

Firearm Application

Vital Records

(if the event happened anywhere in Georgia)

  • Birth Certificates - $25.00 for the first copy; $5.00 for each additional of the same request
    Photo ID REQUIRED to purchase. Birth Records can only be issued to immediate family.
  • Death Certificates- $25.00 for the first copy; $5.00 for each additional of the same request
    Photo ID REQUIRED to purchase.

Magistrate Court

The Elbert County Magistrate Court has jurisdiction over the trial of violations of county ordinances. It also administers any oath that is not required by law to be administered by some other officer. Committal hearings are held twice a year to determine if probable cause exists on felony cases.

The chief magistrate issues criminal warrants for the public and all law enforcement. She issues search warrants, fugitive warrants and waivers of extradition. She also sets bonds on criminal charges with the exception of charges that carry the death penalty or life in prison.

Judge Hewell issues summons, judgments and writs in proceedings of the court. She holds trials of issues for civil cases. She also issues writs of Fi Fa once judgment is obtained on civil suits.

Access Forms for Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court Contact:
  • P.O. Box 763
  • Elberton, GA 30635
  • Phone: 706-283-2027
  • Fax: 706-283-2004
Probate Court Contact:
  • 45 Forest Avenue
  • Elberton, GA 30635
  • Phone: 706-283-2016
  • Fax: 706-283-9668
  • Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm