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Weapons Carry Licenses - Appointments Necessary

picture of sign outside courthouse concerning appointments
September 14, 2020

Marietta, GA | August 31 -- Cobb residents seeking weapons carry licenses will need to make appointments with the Probate Court at least through the end of September. Chief Judge Kelli Wolk said the decision came after consulting with public health officials who said continuing the appointments process would help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“The demand for these licenses is at an all-time high,” Judge Wolk said.  “People tend to line up by the dozens to get into the office, and the space to do that is relatively small. The proximity of people in the courthouse put them, my staff and others who do business here in danger of spreading COVID-19.”
Even with the appointment process, Judge Wolk says her office is processing weapons carry licenses at a record rate, completing more than 100 applications a day. Those who simply need to renew their licenses can do so by mail.
Judge Wolk said using appointments also helps staff track visitors to their office in case an outbreak is reported. She will decide later this month whether they will continue taking appointments into October.
To apply for an appointment and to get the latest information on the status of the Probate Court’s office, please visit the Weapons Carry Permit page.

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Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]