Application Process

Applications


Georgia Weapons Carry License Applications may now be submitted online. Applicants must still visit the Hall County Probate Court to sign their application after submission, but using the online form will make your visit quicker. Please read these instructions before logging in to understand the process.

Drop Off Application & Payment


At the Probate Court, you will complete the application and consent forms for fingerprinting and background checks. Apply at the Hall County Probate Court during regular business hours Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please also:
  • Present valid government issued photo ID with your street address on it
  • Pay the application fee (cash, local check, or credit card with a service fee)
    • $74.75 - Original license
    • $30.00 - License renewal

Fingerprints & Background Check


After you complete the paperwork, you will step across the hall to have your fingerprints scanned by a Probate Court employee. He or she will then obtain a background check for the judge to review.

Fingerprinting is done between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Obtaining the Approved License


Depending on what appears in your background check, your license may be mailed to you as soon as 3 weeks from the date you have your fingerprints done. It may take longer if you have a criminal record that needs to be reviewed.

Your license is good for a period of 5 years, after which you must reapply if you wish to have a valid license.

If you lose your license or it is destroyed, you must report to the Probate Court immediately to be eligible for a Replacement License.