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 shorter. Please read the instructions before logging in to understand the process.

Drop Off Application & Payment


At the Probate Court, you will complete the application and consent forms to consent to fingerprinting and background checks. Apply at the Hall County Probate Court during regular business hours Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please also:
  • Present valid ID with your street address on it
  • Pay the application fees (cash, local check, or credit card with a service fee)
    • $72.50 - Original license
    • $30.00 - License renewal

Fingerprints & Background Check


After you complete the paperwork, you will need to go to the office located behind the metal detectors at the entrance to the Hall County Courthouse to have your fingerprinting done for a background check. 

Fingerprinting is done between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. At that office, you will have your fingerprints scanned and you need to pay them $25 (cash or money order in the exact amount).

The Sheriff's Office staff in that location will take your application from Hall County Probate Court and forward it with your background check, to the Probate Court when your background check is completed.


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.