Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

The County has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and information on any closures, postponements or cancellations will be posted here:


Due to the Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency, the April 2, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will held via streaming audio and video. Persons wishing to address the Board during the public hearing may do so via a call in number. Click here for more information.

Passport Appointments


Notice:  New passport appointments are not being accepted.  We will continue to process those appointments already scheduled, The US State Department has curtailed its operations.  Information may be found here.  Future  changes will be posted on this page.

Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:20 p.m. 

Note that appointments are made in advance by calling (770) 781-2140.  Any remaining time slots in a given day are assigned upon arrival which may cause you to have to wait, or return at a later time or date with a fixed appointment.  You may call ahead, of course. This procedural change is required because of increased demand.

School Holidays and School Breaks:  please make appointments for these days well in advance because it is quite likely that capacity will be reached and no appointments will be available.. 

You must bring the following.  Failure to have each and every item will cause you to lose your timeslot.


    1.  A completed application for passport in black ink. (DO NOT SIGN)  Do not write below the word “STOP”. Application must be on one side of the two sheets of paper (cannot be front & back).


    2.  The following items (as applicable) with the completed application:

    1. One (1) recent passport photo.
    2. Certified Birth Certificate with raised vital records seal. (These certificates cannot be hospital issued and must include parental information-birth certificate cards are not acceptable).
    3. If a passport was previously issued as an adult, you may submit that passport in lieu of a birth certificate. All minors (under 18)-must submit a birth certificate along with the previously issued passport.
    4. If a naturalized citizen, submit original naturalization certificate.
    5. If your name on the application differs from your birth certificate or naturalization papers, provide supporting certified documentation for your name change.  These documents must be certified.
    6. Driver’s License (if licensed). If you have a “LIMITED TERM” driver’s license, you MUST submit a second form of identification (permanent resident card or passport).




    3.  Bring a CHECK OR MONEY ORDER payable to US DEPT OF STATE (no cash for this item):

              For an applicant 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER     -$110.00 (Passport Book) or $30.00 (Passport Card)
For an applicant 15 YEARS OF AGE AND YOUNGER   -$80.00 (Passport Book) or $15.00 (Passport Card)

    4.  Cash, check or money order in the amount of $35.00 for each application submitted payable to Probate Court.


(To Expedite a passport add $60.00 to US Department of State payment.) This $60.00 cost is not optional, it is required to expedite the processing of a passport. The Department of State also strongly advises persons seeking quick turnaround to also tender an additional amount of $17.13 as postage for priority mail.  This form of transmission of the expedited passport back to you may be necessary to ensure quick delivery for use on your trip.


All applicants, regardless of age, must appear IN PERSON to apply. Each applicant must have a completed application, 1 recent passport photo, and a certified copy of birth certificate with raised or embossed seal. If you are a Naturalized Citizen please bring original certificate. Bring drivers license for ID.


In addition, Applicants under 16 years old must have BOTH PARENTS present.  Applicants 16 through 17 years old must have ONE PARENT present.

NOTERenewals of existing passports are handled directly with the US State Department.  Click here for the Home Page of the Travel Division.  You must appear in person at the Probate Court for passports which are not renewals.



Contact Us

 Address: 100 West Courthouse Square, Suite 008 Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2140
 Fax: 770-886-2839
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Probate Court has exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians for minors and incapacitated adults, and appointment of conservators for minors and incapacitated adults. Issues marriage licenses, firearms applications, birth and death certificates and processes passport applications. The Probate Court of Forsyth County is now an "Article 6" or "expanded jurisdiction" Probate Court. Appeals from The Probate Court of Forsyth County are no longer to Superior Court. All appeals are directly to the Georgia Supreme Court or to the Georgia Court of Appeals.