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Yes. Law requires a new set of fingerprints be done for all new weapons carry license applications.
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No. We are no longer scheduling appointments. All of our current appointments are full. If you are applying for a weapons carry license for the first time and do not already have an appointment, you may come to the Probate Court after August 2, 2021 to apply in person for your weapons carry license. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
At this time, Probate Court is able to renew Clarke County Weapons Carry Licenses only.
Processing times vary. All applications must have both a FBI and a GBI criminal background check. The time it takes to receive the background checks from these agencies will vary. The average time is at least four to six weeks, but is dependent upon each applicant’s criminal history. A weapons carry license will not be issued until all background checks are received and reviewed by the judge.
We will mail your permit to you.
Probate Court accepts cash, check, or money orders. No cards are accepted at this time.
The fees associated with weapons carry licenses are as follows:
If you are not able to print documents, call 762-400-6326 or email email@example.com to request that one be mailed to you.
At this time, Probate Court is able to process renewals for residents with a Clarke County Weapons Carry License only.
If you are applying for a Weapons Carry License for the first time, a clerk will witness your signature during your appointment.
If you are renewing an existing Clarke County Weapons Carry License by mail, you are permitted to have a notary public witness your signature before mailing in your renewal application.
According to the Governor’s Executive Orders effective May 8, 2020 and June 30, 2021, if your license expired between FEBRUARY 13, 2020 and JULY 30, 2021, you have 120 days (not the statutory 30 days) after the expiration date on the face of the license to apply for a renewal license. The Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for Continued Covid-19 Economic Recovery, which authorizes the extension of time to apply for a renewal license, shall terminate on July 30, 2021, unless it is renewed by the Governor.