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Probate Court

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 Billy D. Reynolds, Sr. 

Billy D. Reynolds, Sr.
Probate Judge

Mailing Address

Bryan County Probate Court

P. O. Box 418
Pembroke, GA 31321



66 Captain Matthew Freeman Dr.

Suite 248

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Phone: 912-756-8559

Fax: 912-756-7966

151 South College St.

Pembroke, GA 31321

Phone: 912-653-3856

Fax: 912-653-3845


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.


Emergency guardianship/conservatorship

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:

  • The probate of Wills and the Administration of Estates of deceased persons;
  • The appointment of Guardians of the person and property of incapacitated adults;
  • The appointment of Guardians of the property of Minors;
  • The appointment of Temporary Guardians of the person of Minors;
  • The commitment for involuntary treatment of persons addicted to drugs or alcohol and/or suffering from mental illness; and
  • The issuance of Georgia Weapons Carry License for Bryan County resident(s) ; and
  • The issuance of Marriage license.

Judge Reynolds, appointed by the state as County Registrar, is the county custodian for vital records which include the issuance of:

  • Birth Certificates;
  • Death Certificates; and
  • Marriage Certificates. 

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. 


 Helpful Links

Council of Probate Judges

Probate Forms PDF Fillable

Weapons Carry Code and Exceptions

Marriage License Requirements/Restrictions

Georgia Dept. of Public Health

Vital Records Other States

Hall County Video Tutorial Return of Fiduciary



Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care.

Personal Status Report

Inventory- Decedent's Estate

Annual Return of Fiduciary


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Apply Online for a GA Weapons Carry License

 Apply Online for a Marriage License

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