Concealed Carry Guide

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Quick Facts

Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted SEE DETAILS
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO

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Georgia Weapons License


  • 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  • Your weapons license has not been revoked in the last 3 years.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 – Prohibits the following persons

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Follow these steps to obtain a permit;

  1. Download the application under the FORMS tab or pickup from the Probate court. Some counties have online applications.
  2. 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
  3. Submit your application at the county Probate court.
  4. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

Concealed Weapon License application form


  • 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;

Application ConditionsOriginalRenewal
Individual$75 varies by county$40

Replacements: $6

Accepted forms of payment
Credit card, Debit card, Cash, Money orders, Local county checks – payable to Probate Court.
(will vary in different counties)


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Permit Information

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.

CCW Reciprocity Map


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State Reciprocity List

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California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington D.C.

CCW License Forms

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Pointers: Georgia Gun Laws

Where Can I Conceal Carry?

Places CCW Carry is Off-Limits

  • 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.

Places CCW Carry is Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-limits

Details on Georgia Gun Laws

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Probate Court in your county of residence.
90 – 180 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license is processed within 90 – 180 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
There is nothing in Georgia gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. The law does state that you must carry your permit at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Georgia gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

YES – Without a Permit/License
You can openly or conceal carry a firearm in your vehicle without a license. The law says you can only carry a firearm on your own property, this includes your vehicle, so when you leave the vehicle you will need a carry license. The law specifically states you need a carry license “outside your property”.
YES/NO – Without a Permit/License
Open carry is legal in Georgia if you have a carry license. This license allows you to carry in any way, open or concealed.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
You are permitted to carry in;
State parks
State forests
Wildlife Management Areas
Roadside rest areas

Get in Touch

Fulton county probate court


Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 136 Pryor Street, Suite C-230

CityAtlanta, 30303

Phone (404) 612-4692

Updates & Data

10/12/17Updated Ohio page, added new sections to statistics page
10/5/17Added video section to Florida page
10/3/17Updated Nevada page
10/2/17Updated Georgia page
9/30/17Updated Texas page
9/30/17Entered new figures for latest 2017 NICS checks on Statistics page
9/29/17Updated Pennsylvania page
9/26/17Updated Florida page, added new links, forms and sections
7/22/17updated permit numbers to latest figures
6/29/17Updated permit numbers to 14,917,279
6/17/17updated interface, added new travel info and other sections.
  • Crime Prevention Research Center
  • The State of Georgia – Applying for a Firearms License

The percentage of population with a permit is actually 12.56%, we had to round it off to 12% as our counter will only accept whole numbers.
More detailed information can be found on the Statistics page.

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