GEORGIA GUN LAWS
Concealed Carry Guide
Georgia Weapons License
- Georgia CCW Weapons License Requirements
- Applying for Georgia CCW Weapons License
- Georgia CCW Weapons License Renewals
- Georgia CCW Weapons License Fee's
- 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- Your weapons license has not been revoked in the last 3 years.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
Follow these steps to obtain a permit;
- Download the application under the FORMS tab 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
- 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;
|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)
Georgia Weapons License
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Where Can I Conceal Carry?
Places CCW Carry is Off-Limits
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Details on Georgia Gun Laws
The application for a concealed carry permit/license is processed within 90 – 180 days of the application being received.
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.
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”.
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” 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;
Wildlife Management Areas
Roadside rest areas
Georgia CCW Links
Get in Touch
Fulton county probate court
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Address 136 Pryor Street, Suite C-230
Phone (404) 612-4692
Updates & Data
|10/12/17||Updated Ohio page, added new sections to statistics page|
|10/5/17||Added video section to Florida page|
|10/3/17||Updated Nevada page|
|10/2/17||Updated Georgia page|
|9/30/17||Updated Texas page|
|9/30/17||Entered new figures for latest 2017 NICS checks on Statistics page|
|9/29/17||Updated Pennsylvania page|
|9/26/17||Updated Florida page, added new links, forms and sections|
|7/22/17||updated permit numbers to latest figures|
|6/29/17||Updated permit numbers to 14,917,279|
|6/17/17||updated 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.