Probate Court

The mission of Troup County Probate Court is to serve the interests of the citizens of this county by performing its unique constitutional duties in a manner that is

  • Professional
  • Impartial
  • Compassionate
  • Fiscally Responsible

What is Probate Court?

In Georgia, the Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, the appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults and minor children, and commitments to involuntary evaluation and treatment for people with mental, drug, or alcohol issues. The Probate Court also issues both marriage and weapons carry licenses and performs a number of administrative duties which have been assigned to the Court over time.

Debbie Wade has served as Judge of the Probate Court since June 29, 2018. Judge Wade started her career with Troup County in July of 1995. She served as the Chief Clerk of the Probate Court from 1996 until April of 2017 when she was named Associate Judge. Judge Wade briefly served as Probate Judge from June 29, 1999 until March of 2000 when former Judge L. Gwen Prescott retired.

Debbie Wade
Probate Court Judge

Debbie Wade
Probate Court Judge

Judge Wade has been honorably serving as Troup County Probate Court Judge since 2018.


The Troup County Probate Court Office does NOT handle birth and death records/certificates. To obtain this information, please contact the Troup County Health Department at +706 845 4085.