Georgia gun laws for a concealed carry license require a person to be at least 21 years old or 18 if they are a member of the military. Applications are handled at the county level and filed with the Probate Court in the county of residence. No license is needed to carry a firearm in a person’s home, vehicle, place of business, while fishing or hunting, or unloaded in a case. Interestingly, there is an ordinance in Kennesaw City, GA that states that all homeowners must own a firearm, although it is unlikely enforced.
- Must be at least 21 years of age or 18 if in the military.
- Resident of the county you file the application in.
- Must be a US citizen or lawful alien.
- Your weapons license has not been revoked in the last 3 years.
- Federal Law Requirements
Follow these steps to obtain a permit;
- Download the application form or pickup from the Probate court. Some counties have online applications.
- You will need the following documents;
- Completed application form.
- Copy of birth certificate or US passport
- Drivers license or state ID card showing your county address
- Submit your application at the county Probate court.
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
- You can apply to have a license renewed 90 days prior to the expiration date or within 30 days after the license has expired.
- A new application will need to be made if the license is more than 30 days past the expiration date.
- Renewal requirements are the same as for a new permit.
The cost varies between counties but are similar to the fees Henry County charges as listed below;
|Individual||$75 varies by county||$40|
Accepted forms of payment
Credit card, Debit card, Cash, Money orders, Local county checks – payable to Probate Court.
(will vary in different counties)
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits
Places Not Allowed
- School bus
- School function
- School safety zone – building or property leased or owned by any public or private elementary, secondary, technical or vocational school, college, university or other institute of post secondary education
- Secured area of an airport
- In a courthouse
- In a government building if restricted by security personnel
- In a church or place of worship
- In a jail or prison
- In a state mental health facility
- On the premises of a nuclear power facility
- Within 150 feet of any polling place when elections are being conducted
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Carry In Vehicle
Carry In State Parks
Carry In Restaurants
No Weapons Signs Enforced
Must Notify Officer