Pam Ferguson

Annex Building 3
121 South McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
excluding Holidays

Probate Court

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In compliance with the Order Declaring Judicial Emergency issued by Chief Supreme Court Justice Melton and Clayton County Chief Superior Court Judge Geronda Carter March 13, 2020, both of these orders were later amended, the following is in effect for The Probate Court of Clayton County up to and including June 12, 2020.  However, this will be extended if the crisis continues.

 The Probate Court is still performing essential functions; these include but are not limited to: 

·      Orders to apprehend (1013);

·      Involuntary Treatment cases;

·      Emergency Adult Guardianship/Conservatorship matters;

·      Permanent Adult Guardianships/Conservators;

·      Minor Guardianships;

·      Marriage Licenses;

·      Other Emergency Petitions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, these practices are in place to protect the public at large and to do our part to minimize the transmission of Coronavirus/COVID-19.


 Coronavirus Update Regarding Probate Court


Order Declaring Judicial Emergency (PDF)

Second Order Declaring Judicial Emergency (PDF)

Order Regarding All Hearings During Judicial Emergency (PDF)

Order Regarding Judicial Emergency (PDF)

Weapons Carry License Information Sheet

Regarding Chief Justice Melton’s Statewide Judicial Emergency Order dated March 14, 2020


            Probate courts across the state of Georgia will temporarily suspend acceptance of applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses pursuant to an Order of the Supreme Court of Georgia declaring a Judicial Emergency. That Order may be found at

            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.

            To give you a concrete example of how this will work, simply add 30 days to whatever your expiration or renewal deadline is. A license expiring March 18, 2020, will expire April 17, 2020. The renewal deadline will extend to May 17, 2020.

            We thank you for your patience in this unusual time. If you have further questions, please call the court and we will be glad to help you.


Pam Ferguson
Clayton County
Probate Judge
121 South McDonough St.
Annex 3
Jonesboro, Ga 30236


Notice:  Effective immediately, the Clayton County Probate Court cannot accept any bills larger than $50.00.

Please Note: Applications for weapons carry licenses, marriage licenses and petitions for temporary guardianships of minors are NOT accepted after 3:30 PM.

For the safety and protection of all, the Clayton County Courthouse is a secured facility. All persons entering the Courthouse, including Annex 3, and all packages, purses, briefcases and containers brought into the Courthouse and Annex 3 are subject to being searched. Members of the public entering these buildings must pass through a metal detector. Firearms are prohibited in any Clayton County Court; members of the public, even if licensed to carry a firearm, should not bring a firearm into the Courthouse, a public building. Law enforcement officers on official duty must check their firearms with Security upon entering the building.


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