Georgia Weapons Carry License

  1. Pursuant to Chief Judge Gosselin’s Order, the Court is beginning to set hearings while limiting the number of people in the Courtroom and videoconferencing with Zoom. Please contact your clerk if you need a hearing.

    We are processing Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL). There is detailed information in our Quick Guide to Temporary Weapons Carry License Processing. Please be sure you have completed your application online at https://www.georgiaprobaterecords.com/Firearms/OnlineApplication.aspx before you come to the Court. Due to the Judicial Emergency, if your Georgia Weapons Carry License expired any date beginning February 13, 2020, through July 13, 2020, you may renew up to 120 days after your printed expiration date.

    If you are getting married, please be sure to complete your marriage application online. There is detailed information on this page.

    Please mail filings, completed Marriage Licenses, Annual Returns, and other filings to the Court with payment via check or money order for processing rather than visiting in person.

Eligibility

Hall County residents who are at least 21 years old may apply for a Weapons Carry License at the Hall County Probate Court. Residents between the ages of 18 to 20 years old with certain military training may also apply. Please see a clerk for further details.

For a list of reasons you may not be eligible to receive a Georgia Weapons Carry License, see The Official Code of Georgia Annotated 16-11-129(b) and 16-11-129(d)(4).

Concealed Weapon or Firearm Laws

Please be aware that use of a concealed weapon or firearm is regulated by other provisions of Georgia Law. You may wish to review O.C.G.A. § 16-11-126 through 16-11-135 for more information.

Fees

Type of Fee
Cost Payment Type
Original License $78.25 Cash, Local Check, or Credit Card (With Service Charge Fee) on or after August 1, 2020
Renewal License

$30

Cash, Local Check, or Credit Card (With Service Charge Fee)
Replacement of Lost or Stolen Card or Change of Address
$6 Cash, Local Check, or Credit Card (With Service Charge Fee)

Application Process

Learn about the process on how to apply for a Georgia Weapons Carry License and how long it will take to obtain your license.

Application Process page

Renewal Process

Learn about the process for renewing your Georgia Weapons Carry License with Hall County.

Renewal Process page

Change of Address

If your address changes during the time your Weapons Carry License is valid, you must change the address on your license by going to the Probate Court in the county that issued your license. If Hall County Probate Court issued your license, you can get the address changed by visiting Hall County Probate Court. You should bring with you:

  • Valid government issued photo ID (GA Drivers License) with your new address on it.
  • Reprint fee of $6.00 (cash, local check, or credit card with service fee).

If you have moved to Hall County and have a license issued by one of the other 158 counties in Georgia, you must return to that county to change your address. You must appear in person for this process and you must turn in your old license to the court before you will be given a new one, pursuant to Georgia law.