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Probate Court

Probate Court
201 North Main Street Room 12
Sylvester, Georgia  31791
Phone: (229) 776-8207
Fax: (229) 776-1540
Hours: 8AM-5PM Mon.-Fri.
  • Virginia Acord - Probate Judge
  • Carolyn Brown - Chief Clerk


The Probate Court is a court of limited jurisdiction responsible for the probating or proving of all wills of Worth County residents. The Probate Court also handles vital records (birth & death records from 1919 to present), marriage licenses, firearms licenses, estates, guardianships of minors and incapacitated adults, involuntary treatment of persons suffering from mental illness and/or drugs or alcohol along with numerous miscellaneous duties.

General Information

We are located on the first floor of the Worth County Courthouse. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may come in anytime to receive copies of vital records and to file documents for estates and guardianships.  Applications for a firearm or marriage license are issued ONLY between the hours of 9:00-4:00 PM.  Please call for appointments for matters before the Judge including marriage ceremonies.

Important Notice

The Probate Court is committed to serving the general public and all citizens of Worth County by creating an environment of equality, fairness and integrity, as well as 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. It is never our intent to seem unhelpful or uncooperative.  If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.

Legal Organ is the Sylvester Local News:

The Sylvester Local News
Kelly Parten, Editor
103 E. Kelly St.
Sylvester, GA 31791

Email: thelocal@bellsouth.net
Phone: 229-776-7713
Fax: 229-776-4607



Commission Office
201 North Main Street
Sylvester, GA  31791
Phone: (229) 776-8200
Fax: (229) 776-8232
Courthouse. Photo by John Trainor.

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