Probate Court

Due to COVID-19, we encourage you to take preventative measures when you come to the Probate Court:

  • Please wear a mask, scarf or bandana, etc.
  • Your temperature will be checked.  Anyone having 100 degrees or over will be turned away
  • Do not come to the Courthouse if you are sick
  • Do not bring additional family members with you


Please be advised that we may be overwhelmed so therefore use discrection as it will be a first come first serve basis.
We will still be social distancing following the CDC Guidelines.
This is going to be a difficult time.
 Please be patient with me and my staff.
Janice D. Spires



Janice D. Spires, Judge

Kim Willson, Associate Judge

201 N. Perry Parkway, P.O. Box 1801
Perry, GA 31069

Phone: (478) 218-4710
Fax: (478) 218-4715


General Information

The Probate Court of Houston County handles Vital Records, Marriage Licenses, Weapons Carry Licenses, Estates, Guardianships and Conservatorships of Minors and Incapacitated Adults along with numerous miscellaneous duties.

We are located in the New Judicial Complex of Houston County. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may come in anytime to apply for a marriage license, copies of vital records, and to file documents for estates and guardianships. You must be here by 4:00 pm to apply for a Renew or New Weapons Carry License. However, to expedite your services, you will need to make an appointment for the following services:

  • Name changes/corrections
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • If you need to speak with a clerk or the Judge regarding your filings in Estates, Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • To discuss a matter with Judge Spires

Important Notice

For your convenience, we can process payments through an independent company that Houston County Probate Court has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service.

Accepted Methods of Payment

  • Cash, Money Order or Debit/Credit Cards
  • Debit Choices : Visa, MasterCard
  • Credit Choices : American Express, Discover, MasterCard



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 in the State of Georgia.

Houston County Probate Court Email Addressees

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