Probate Court


ANNOUNCEMENT! In Honor of Memorial Day. Glynn County Probate court will be closed Monday May 29, 2023, and will reopen for our regular business hours Tuesday May 30, 2023. We at Probate Court hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday. Judge, Debra G. Duncan and Staff

Judges and Staff at Glynn County Probate Court truly care about the public and those customers that may visit or call Probate Court.  We have many new employees and ask that you please have patience while the learning process is taking place.  The staff continues to have the compassion and dedication needed to attend to the needs of those visiting our Court.   We thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this process.


Help us keep our Employees and Customers Safe!


 The Glynn County Probate Court remains open to serve our citizens; 
however, the safety and welfare of our citizens, employees and those persons using the court system is critical.

Final Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency having been filed
June 7, 2021. This Statewide Judicial Emergency has terminated on June 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications for Marriage License and Weapons Carry License, 
 New and Renewal, are by appointment only!

Appointments for Marriage License and Weapons Carry License Applications can be made by calling the License Department (912) 554-7235 & (912) 554-7234 or by email:
[email protected]20, 


 * In effort to protect our Employees and Customers, entry to this building is restricted ONLY to Necessary visitors.
 - Employee Team Members
 - Government Officials or other necessary support
 - Petitioner’s 
 - Applicants, applying for Marriage Licenses and Weapons Carry Licenses Only!  
* We ask that all family, and additional parties, please refrain from entry. We do encourage that if possible, please delay all application filings, not necessary at this time. 
* On entry, all visitors will be requested to use the provided Hand Sanitizer. Those with respiratory symptoms, or those who have traveled within the last 14 days to impacted areas or had possible exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed in the building.
  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during this time.

Probate Court exercises jurisdiction in: 

  • probate of wills
  • administration of estates
  • appointment of guardians
  • involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other dependent individuals

This court also:

  • administers oaths of office
  • issues marriage licenses
  • issues weapons carry licenses
  • issues certificates of residency
  • issues permits for fireworks displays (Application for Fireworks Displays)
  • performs background checks for Weapons Carry Licenses, adoptions, and guardianship's.

Please Note: The Probate office is accepting appointments for Marriage License Applications and Weapons Carry License Applications Monday through Friday only from 8:30AM-4:30PM.