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Yes. If you are applying for a weapons carry license for the first time, you are required to schedule an appointment with the Probate Court.
No. Renewals must be done through the mail only. 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.
Yes. Law requires a new set of fingerprints be done for all new weapons carry license applications.
Probate Court accepts only check or money orders. No cards or cash 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Order effective May 8, 2020, if your license expired between February 13, 2020 and August 12, 2020, 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 renewal deadline for licenses expiring later will also be extended if the judicial emergency period is extended.