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Weapons Carry Permits

Weapons Carry Licenses

Hours of Operation (excluding holidays): Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Note: All new applicants (non-renewal) must arrive between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in order to complete the application and fingerprinting process in the same day.

All renewal applicants must arrive between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in order to complete the application.

Applicants must be fingerprinted within 5 days of submitting application.

Obtaining a Weapons Carry License in Cobb County

In order to obtain a weapons carry license in Georgia, you are required to be photographed, fingerprinted, and must undergo a criminal background investigation by the GBI and FBI.

Upon receipt of the background investigations, if there is nothing to prohibit the issuance of your license, we will issue your license to you. The background investigations may take as long as one month. The license is valid for five years, unless revoked.

To apply for a weapons carry license, you must:

  • Apply for your weapons carry license in the county in which you are domiciled
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • If you are 18-20 years of age, you may apply for a weapons carry license if adequate proof of the following is provided to the court:
  • That you have completed basic training and
  • That you are actively serving in the armed forces of the United States or that you have been honorably discharged from such service.
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Georgia Weapons Carry License
Apply for a Weapons Carry License

In order to obtain a weapons carry license in Georgia, you are required to be photographed, fingerprinted, and must undergo a criminal background investigation by the GBI and FBI.

Applicants Must Bring the Following Items to Probate Court

Valid Georgia identification with current Cobb County address (P.O. boxes are not accepted);

If your ID does not show your current Cobb County address, you must adequately prove your domicile by providing the court sufficient documentation such as (more than one will be required):

  • Government issued ID card
  • Voter registration card
  • Income tax records
  • Property tax statement
  • Utility bills
  • Lease agreement

If you have lived at your current address longer than 60 days and your valid Georgia Driver's License does not reflect your current Cobb County address, pursuant to § 40-5-33, other documents will not be accepted as proof of domicile.

The fee to apply is $74.75, effective October 1, 2016, (cash/credit/debit/money order) for the license, fingerprinting, criminal background check, and mental health records check;

  • Please note, there will be a $2.50 service fee assessed to any credit/debit card transaction. This service fee goes directly to LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc.; Probate Court’s payment processing vendor.

You must provide the court with a self-addressed stamped envelope when applying for the license if you wish to have the license mailed to you.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must show proof of your lawful presence in the U.S.

Applicants for Renewal License

To apply for a renewal, you must present a valid weapons carry license which, at the time of submission of the renewal application:

  1. cannot be more than 30 days expired and
  2. cannot have more than 90 days remaining until expiration

Renewal Fee: $30.00 Cash, Debit, or Credit Card (additional $2.50 service fee assessed to card)

Applicants for Replacement License

If your license is lost, damaged, or stolen, you may obtain a replacement. You must report such loss or damage to this court within 48 hours of discovering it. If your license is damaged, you should bring it with you.

Replacement Fee:  $6.00 Cash, Debit, or Credit Card (additional $2.50 service fee assessed to card)

Eligibility for Obtaining a Weapons Carry License

Please refer to O.C.G.A. §16-11-129

All fees are non-refundable.

If you have any further questions, please call (770) 528-1931.