muscogee county probate court

MUSCOGEE COUNTY PROBATE COURT
OFFICE SAFETY PROCEDURES
DURING ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Upon the re-opening of the Columbus Consolidated Government Center on May 18, 2020, to keep visitors and staff at the Probate Court safe during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court will implement the following rules and policies:

• All functions of the Probate Court, EXCEPT passports and courthouse weddings, will resume beginning May 18, 2020. However, all WALK-IN SERVICES remain SUSPENDED. (We regret this inconvenience and hope to return to our open-door policy and regular walk-in courthouse wedding hours as soon as it is safe to do so.)

• All services provided by the Court will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No one will be permitted to enter the Probate Court offices without an appointment. ONLY the parties with the appointment will be allowed in during their scheduled appointment time. You may NOT bring additional family (including children) or guests.

• You MUST bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from all court employees.

• To the extent possible, the Court will endeavor to conduct as much business as possible electronically, by phone and video conference, and via U.S. Mail and other delivery services.

Marriage license and weapons carry license (WCL) applications will be processed by appointment only. Please continue to the website to see all additional policies and procedures and how to schedule an appointment.

• To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about an estate, guardianship, or other court functions, please call: (706) 653-4333 or send an email to probategeneral@columbusga.org.

• For information about passports and international travel please go to: www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html.

We ask all individuals visiting the Probate Court to use "common sense" and follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Please refrain from coming to the Court, even if you have an appointment, if you have a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness or have been exposed to a person with coronavirus, flu, or any other communicable disease.

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