Georgia Weapons Carry License

                                                                       License Renewals

Due to current health guidelines, we are limited to 6 customers at a time in the Clerk's Office.  Therefore, we request that only the applicant appear with no additional guests.

To minimize your wait time, we advise renewal applicants to come on Mondays or Fridays.  

You may renew your Georgia Weapons Carry License 90 days prior to the expiration date or 30 days past the expiration date.  If you are outside the renewal time period, then you will have to apply as a new applicant. 

You must renew in your county of residence.  You will be asked to provide your Georgia Driver's License with your current residence address.  If your address is not correct on your driver's license, you may bring your vehicle registration receipt, your homestead exemption, your lease agreement, or your voter registration as proof of your residency in the county.

The renewal application fee is $30.00, we accept cash or credit card payments for the fee.

To expedite your time, you may complete the Application for Firearms License Worksheet form prior to your arrival.  The worksheet can be found in the forms section of the Probate Court website.

Additional information may be found at the following website:  www.law.georgia.gov/firearm-information

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, Wednesdays, and Thursdays as days for new weapons carry license fingerprinting appointments.  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 fingerprint background check.  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 we accept cash or credit card payments for the fee.  

Weapons carry license applications are accepted at the Probate Court Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.  

To expedite your time, you may complete the Application for Firearms License Worksheet form prior to your arrival.  The worksheet can be found in the forms section of the Probate Court website.

Additional information may be found at the following website:  www.law.georgia.gov/firearm-information

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.