Estate

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

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

Useful Information

General Information

 

Your petition must be complete and legible (please type or print).

If the decedent's death certificate is not on file here in Houston County, you must provide us with a certified copy of his or her death certificate

If applicable, the original will must be filed with your petition (if original will is lost, there will be further requirements)

Filing Fees

COMMON PETITIONS

If Initial Filing

If Subsequent Filing

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATION

$130

$75

ADMINISTRATION

$130

$75

COMMON FORM WILL PROBATE

$130

$75

SOLEMN FORM WILL PROBATE

$130

$75

NO ADMINSTRATION NECESSARY

$130

$75

YEAR’S SUPPORT

$130

$75

WILL ANNEXED

$130

$75

DISCHARGE

$120 (this includes publication fee for discharge)

For all other estate filings please refer to the schedule of cost. Schedule of Costs.

If a legal ad is required, the fee is $80.00 and you should make that payable to Houston Home Journal. A legal ad is always required for Year's Support petitions, administrations where petitioner is requesting certain powers and waiver of bond and for solemn form probates and administrations with any unknown heirs or heirs with unknown addresses.

If sheriff service is required, there is a $50.00 charge per person. That needs to be payable to the appropriate Sheriff's Office.

For further information, please email Judith Borum at jborum@houstoncountyga.org

For Contested Estates, please email Kim Willson at kwillson@houstoncountyga.org

For Discharge or Reporting for an Estate, please contact Yetoria DeShazier at ydeshazier@houstoncountyga.org

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