(Issued from 8:00 AM Thru 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday)
- Applicant must be 21 years of age;
- Applicant must be a resident of Carroll County to apply for and receive the license here;
- Applicant must provide picture I. D. and proof of residence in Carroll County;
- Applicant must be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal and mental health records check;
- Applicant must not have any legal disqualification to receipt of the license.
You may complete the application online, you will be given a number that is good for 14 days. You must bring the number with you to complete the process in the Carroll County Probate Court. Your license process will begin in the Probate Court upon signature and payment.
Fees, Costs and Procedure:
- A fee of $77.50, payable to Carroll County Probate Court. This fee covers the application charge of $30.00, the charge of $5.00 for fingerprinting and local records check at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, $44.25 for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation for a complete criminal records history, and $1.00 for mailing fee. Personal checks, cash, certified checks or money orders are accepted.
- A renewal application must be completed every five (5) years for a fee of $35.00. If there has been more than 30 days lapsed after the expiration date, it will treated as a new application that requires fingerprints.
- Upon issuance of the license, the applicant will be mailed the license by the Probate Court.
- A lost or stolen license may be replaced upon payment of a fee of $6.00. The prior license will be reported to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
- Note: There is no refund of any part of the application and other fees once the application is filed and the process has begun. [Important: Please see the General Rule for Obtaining a Firearms License in Georgia concerning ineligibility of certain persons.]
- Upon receipt of the required criminal and mental health records, those records are reviewed for the applicant’s eligibility to receive a license. Any questions concerning eligibility are referred to the Judge for determination. If the applicant is determined to be eligible to receive a license, the license is issued. Note: The Carroll County Probate Court has no control over the length of time for the return of the criminal and mental health records from the F.B.I. and the G.B.I. On all applications, this process may take as much as four weeks. The Court cannot be required to issue a license until the necessary reports have been received.