Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Georgia Weapons Carry License

                                                                       License Renewals

  1. Current health guidelines are being followed; therefore, only the applicant will be admitted into the building.  All others including spouses and children will not be admitted.
  2. Security and health screening will be done by deputies of the Forsyth County Sheriff at the entrance to the building.
  3. We are limited to 6 customers at a time in the waiting area due to current health guidelines.  Therefore we ask that any renewal applicants come on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to minimize your wait time.
  4. The renewal cost is $30.00, and must be tendered in the exact amount and in cash.

Please call the Probate Court office at (770) 781-2140 for more information or questions.

 



NEW WEAPONS CARRY LICENSE APPLICATIONS

In an effort to process as many applications as possible and minimize the wait time at our office to process your application, the following procedures are being used:

Fingerprint background checks are required for all new weapons carry license applications.  The Forsyth County Sheriff has assigned Tuesdays and Thursdays as those days upon which appointments can be made for the required new license fingerprint background checks.  Specific day assignments are necessary because of other backlogs in background checks unrelated to weapons carry licenses.  Appointments can be made with the Sheriff's Office by calling (770) 781-2105.

Your fingerprint background check must be done within 5 days of your weapons carry license application, so it is best to complete your application with the Probate Court on the same day as your appointment with the Sheriff's Office.  You should arrive at the Probate Court approximately 30 minutes prior to the time of your appointment with the Sheriff's Office for the background check.  You should be able to submit your fingerprints immediately after concluding the application process with the court clerks.  The Probate Court and the Sheriff's Office are located in the same building.  

The application fee for a new license is $73.25, and this must be paid in cash, exact amount.  

Weapons carry license applications are accepted at the Probate Court Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.  The Forsyth County Sheriff will be taking applicants’ fingerprints for new license background checks on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm therefore we suggest that renewal applicants come on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This will limit the wait time in our office to process your application and reduce the number of people present in the lobby at one time due to current health conditions.  

Please call the Probate Court office at (770) 781-2140 for more information or questions.

Contact Us

 Address: 100 West Courthouse Square, Suite 008 Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2140
 Fax: 770-886-2839
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Probate Court has exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians for minors and incapacitated adults, and appointment of conservators for minors and incapacitated adults. Issues marriage licenses, firearms applications, birth and death certificates and processes passport applications. The Probate Court of Forsyth County is now an "Article 6" or "expanded jurisdiction" Probate Court. Appeals from The Probate Court of Forsyth County are no longer to Superior Court. All appeals are directly to the Georgia Supreme Court or to the Georgia Court of Appeals.