Court Representatives
Judge Kathy Shiver
Probate Court
100 East Screven Street
Quitman, GA 31643
O: (229) 263-5567
M: (229) 263-5058
kshiver@brookscountyga.gov
Lauren Simpson
Clerk of Probate Court
1 East Screven Street
Quitman, GA 31643
O: (229) 263-4747

Clerk of Court

Superior, State and Juvenile Courts

The Clerk of Superior Court is an elected official, a constitutional officer. The Superior Court Clerk’s Office is a vital entity for all branches of the judicial system.

Belinda Wheeler, Clerk: bwheeler@brookscountyga.gov

Brittany Smith, Deputy Chief: bsmith@brookscountyga.gov

Location

1 Screven Street, Suite 6
Quitman, Georgia 31643
Phone: 229 – 263 – 4747

Hours of Operation

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(Except Holidays)

Fax Numbers

State Court & Criminal:
229 – 263 – 5050

Civil & Real Estate
229 – 263 – 8054


Probate Court

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 health, drug or alcohol issues. The Probate Court also issues both marriage and firearms licenses and performs a number of other administrative duties.

Brooks County Probate Court

Kathy Shiver, Judge
Lauren Simpson, Clerk

1 Screven Street, Suite 4
Quitman, Georgia 31643
Phone: 229 – 263 – 5567
Fax: 229 – 263 – 5058

Please Note

  • Marriage Licenses and Weapons Carry Renewals are completed between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • New Weapons Carry Applications are completed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Customers need to arrive prior to 4:00 PM to allow sufficient time to conclude all business with the Court at or before 5:00 PM. There will be no payments accepted after 4:30 PM

Useful Websites

www.georgiaprobaterecords.com

  • Search probate records
  • Apply for a marriage license
  • Apply for weapons carry license
  • Renew a weapons carry license

www.georgiacourts.gov/probate

  • Complete and print standard probate forms or petitions
  • View informational videos for determining which petition to file

Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court oversees many operations for the county, including the resolution of Civil Disputes, County Ordinance Violations, and the issuance of Criminal Arrest and Search Warrants.

Brooks County Magistrate Court

David Crosby, Judge: dcrosby@brookscountyga.gov

315 Screven St.
Quitman, Georgia 31643
229 – 263 – 9989

Superior Court

Superior Court is the highest court in each circuit. It is a court of record which means that all records, documentation, and minutes filed in this office cannot be altered after filing. It typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases.

Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court services youth under the age of seventeen who have been charged with a criminal offense, traffic violation, or statutory offense.