Probate Court

Houston County Probate Court Launches E-Filing

Houston County Probate Court now accepts electronic filing through TrueFiling, a 24/7 web-based
e-filing solution for courts, law firms, and self-represented filers. Payment of filing fees is also
managed through the application.

To electronically file documents, users will need to create an account in the TrueFiling website:

New users should view a recorded webinar for assistance creating the account:

An e-filing fee will be charged by TrueFiling at the rate of $14.00 per petition or caveat. A
convenience fee will be charged by the credit card processing company of 3.25%. All statutory fees collected by Houston County will remain unchanged.

For help within TrueFiling, contact Houston County Probate Court or contact
TrueFiling by Phone: (855) 959-8868 or Email: [email protected]

Notice to E-Filers:

  1. You must submit a Death Certificate in Will Probates, Administrations,
    and Year’s Support Proceedings.
  2. Please do not submit the “Court Pages” portion of Any Petition
    1. Those pages start with a Notice that states:  NOTICE THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PETITIONER (MOVING PARTY) UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE COURT. SEE UNIFORM PROBATE COURT RULE 5.6 (A).  (Houston County Probate Court does not wish for you to complete these pages)



Kristen Warren Harris, Judge

Kristen Warren Harris, Judge

Kim Willson, Chief Clerk

201 N. Perry Parkway, P.O. Box 1801
Perry, GA 31069

Phone: (478) 218-4710
Fax: (478) 218-4715

General Information

The Probate Court of Houston County handles Vital Records, Marriage Licenses, Weapons Carry Licenses, Estates, Guardianships and Conservatorships of Minors and Incapacitated Adults along with numerous miscellaneous duties.

We are located in the New Judicial Complex of Houston County. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may come in anytime to apply for a marriage license, copies of vital records, and to file documents for estates and guardianships. You must be here by 4:00 pm to apply for a Renew or New Weapons Carry License. However, to expedite your services, you will need to make an appointment for the following services:

  • Name changes/corrections
  • If you need to speak with a clerk or the Judge regarding your filings in Estates, Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • To discuss a matter with Judge Harris

Important Notice

For your convenience, we can process payments through an independent company that Houston County Probate Court has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service.

Accepted Methods of Payment

  • Cash, Money Order or Debit/Credit Cards
  • Debit Choices : Visa, MasterCard
  • Credit Choices : American Express, Discover, MasterCard



The Probate Court is committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.

Houston County Probate Court Email Addressees

* EX PARTE NOTICE: The Judge cannot engage in ex parte communications as defined by Rule 2.9 of the Judicial Code of Ethics. Except as provided in that rule, if you contact this judge by email, you must copy all interested parties or their counsel if they are represented. Failure to do so will result in the email being left in an unread state