Billy D. Reynolds, Sr.
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the Bryan County Probate Court is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY to handle essential functions of the Court such as:
Vital records: We will continue to issue disposition permits and register death records as normal. These functions can largely be accomplished through e-mail, fax, or online through GAVERS.
Birth and Death Records request shall be handled via postal service. Forms are located in the lobby at the Richmond Hill office or may be downloaded from the Department of Public Health website. Choose the VITAL Records link on this site which will direct you to the DPH site forms. Complete and mail the form to the Probate Court (not the state) with the appropriate fee, identification and self-addressed envelope or postage fee.
Marriage License - Complete the marriage application online (choose marriage link below) and contact the probate court to set up an appointment.
Weapons Carry: Issuance of Weapons Carry and Renewals are temporarily suspended. If you are due to renew during the Emergency period, your license will not expire. Chief Justice Melton’s Order essentially pushes “PAUSE” on all deadlines created by law or rule. Therefore, you will still be able to renew after the Emergency ends. Presently, that date is April 14, 2020. If that date is extended, further order will issue
General Petitions and other filings: Can be mailed in with appropriate fees.
OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Permanent guardianship/conservatorship, specifically petitions with accusations of abuse, neglect, or harm
Other legitimate emergency petitions or motions
Medical consent guardianships
Involuntary treatment/mental health hearings
Orders to Apprehend
The Bryan County Probate Court has jurisdiction over the following Probate matters:
Judge Reynolds, appointed by the state as County Registrar, is the county custodian for vital records which include the issuance of:
The Bryan County Probate Court staff is committed to working hard to preserve your Georgia probate rights and do our duty to safely issue vital records to the citizens of Bryan County under just conditions.
Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8 am until 5pm. We are closed on recognized county holidays.
Due to the lengthy application process, those applying for marriage licenses and concealed carry permits must be signed in before 4:30 p.m.