The office of the Probate Court provides a variety of functions including but not limited to issuing marriage licenses, weapons carry licenses and fireworks display permits, maintaining vital records for Jones County, administering misdemeanor traffic court and probate procedures such as probate of wills, administrations and guardianships of minors and adults. See below for more detailed information regarding these matters. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of assistance.
If you wait until the day of your scheduled arraignment, then you must appear in the court to pay your citation. Should you desire to contest your citation and have your case heard before a judge or jury, you must personally appear at your arraignment.
Your hearing will be scheduled for a later date where the officer and witnesses, if any, will be subpoenaed to testify. There are filing fees associated with all petitions and these fees are due upon filing.
Georgia law dictates what familial relations may obtain a birth certificate for another person. Those relations are parent, child, spouse, grandparent and sibling. Please contact our office for further information regarding vital records, paternity acknowledgements, legitimations, amendments and corrections, and delayed birth certificates.
As of November , local custodians for vital records now have access to birth and death certificates for the entire state of Georgia and may issue certified copies for other counties. Applicants are encouraged to read the applicable law prior to making application to ensure a better understanding of your rights and responsibilities. You may obtain a copy of the applicable law in the office.
DELAYED CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH FORM (REVISED 03/) GA Code Ann., states that certified copies of birth certificates be issued only . A birth certificate is an official recording of a birth that occurred in the . To obtain a birth record for an applicant not born in Georgia, contact the.
Applications will be accepted on normal business days between the hours of am and pm. Processing time varies based upon volume of applicants. The license is valid for five 5 years, at which time you must reapply for a new license. Be aware that prior convictions for certain offenses will disqualify you from obtaining a firearms license.
You will then be photographed, fingerprinted and the application process completed at that time and, if approved, you will receive your license in the mail within weeks. Click here for Weapons Carry License Application. In order to receive the reduced fee, you must provide a certificate provided by the Probate Court and completed by the counselor. Marriage License Applications will be accepted on normal business days between the hours of am and pm.
Each applicant must be at least eighteen 18 years old and must provide a valid photo ID and a copy of your divorce decree if you have ever been divorced. If you do not have a photo ID, then you must provide at least two 2 of the following forms of identification that contain your full name and date of birth : certified birth certificate, foreign birth certificate with a certified English translation, court record, hospital admission card, selective service card, armed forces discharge papers, INS issued immigration, citizenship or alien papers, baptismal certificate or sworn affidavit by applicant attested to by two 2 people with valid photo identification.
No person under the age of 17 years may obtain a marriage license in the state of Georgia under any circumstances. Who can request a birth certificate? The person named on the certificate The parent s named on the birth record An authorized legal guardian or agent Grandparents of the person named on the certificate An adult child or adult sibling of the person named on the certificate The spouse of the person named on the certificate Attorney State or Federal Government Officials.
Who can request a death certificate? Primary family members Legal representatives of a family and applicants with a direct interest may request a death certificate.
A valid, unexpired ID should also be submitted. How do i obtain a certified copy of the death certificate? Copies can be requested from the funeral home when arrangements are made. Often, more information and records or additional testing is required to accurately determine cause and manner of death. A pending death certificate will still allow your family to make immediate funeral arrangements.