Probate Court

Judge of Probate Court

Honorable Detria Carter Powell


The Probate Court of this county handles all traditional probate matters only. This court does not handle traffic, elections, vital records or game and fish law violation cases. Elections are governed by the Lowndes County Board of Elections. Traffic cases and game and fish law violations are governed by the Lowndes County State Court. Vital records are handled through the Lowndes County Health Department.

Primary Functions


  • Decedent's Estates - Probate of Wills, Administration of Estates, Etc.
  • Guardianships of Minors and Incapacitated Adults
  • Involuntary Intervention - Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Issuance of a Georgia Weapons Carry License
  • Issuance of Fireworks Permits
  • Issuance of Marriage License
  • Issuance of Veterans' Business Licenses
  • Occasional Limited Amendments on Birth Records
  • Review of Accountings, Inventories for Guardianships and Estates


For the safety and protection of all, the Lowndes County Courthouse is a secured facility. All persons entering the courthouse and all packages, purses, briefcases brought into the courthouse are subject to being searched.