Probate Court

Janice D. Spires, Judge

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

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


You must be here by 4:00 pm to apply for Firearms/Weapons Carry License

(New or Renewal License)


Start your Marriage License Application or Firearms/Weapons Carry License Application ONLINE to expedite your services!

NOTE: Once you receive your confirmation number, you will print that page and bring it into our office to complete your application process.

General Information

The Probate Court of Houston County handles Vital Records, Marriage Licenses, Firearms 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. 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 in person requests 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, Checks or Debt/Credit Cards

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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