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Quick Tips for Weapons Carry License Applications (Gun Permits)


You must appear in person at one of the Probate Court offices to make application and have your picture taken for your license.   No individual or private company can apply for you without your appearing at one of the Probate Court offices before the application is processed.

Changes effective July 1, 2014

When applying for a Weapons Carry License, or for a Renewal of your Weapons Carry License issued by the Fulton County Probate Court, you will be required to visit two (2) separate locations.   This is a three (3) step  process.

STEP 1:  Visit the Fulton County Probate Court (locations listed below) to file your application for a Weapons Carry  License.   An application  fee is required (see below).   You will receive a Law Enforcement Affidavit from  the Court to take to the Police Deaprtment.  

STEP 2:  Take the Law Enforcement Affidavit with you  to the Police Department listed below the Court locations.   If this is for a new application, they will take your fingerprints to do a background check, or if this is for a Renewal, they will electronically conduct a background check of your name with NCIC.    Each Police Department has a different fee for this service (see below).

STEP 3:    If you would like the Court to mail your license to you, you must provide the Court with a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope; you must be prepared to sign a written authorization giving the Court permission to mail your license to you, and you must be prepared to sign a written guarantee that you will pay the costs to have the license reprinted if you do not receive the license after the Court mails it to you in the envelope you provided.

You will need to visit our  downtown location to pick up your license if you did not provide the above.  

Please note: You may call (404) 613-4689 to check on the status of your application.

Age: 21 years of age or Older or at least 18 and have proof that you have completed the basic training in the U. S. Armed Forces; that you are currently on active duty in the U. S. Armed Forces; or that you have been honorably discharged from the U. S. Armed Forces.

Who: You must be domiciled (primary residence) in Fulton County or if you are not a domicillary of Fulton County, you are on active military duty and either stationed at a military location in Fulton County of residing in Fulton County and stationed at a military location outside Fulton County.

What to Bring:  Applicants must furnish proof of Fulton County residence on a photo ID such as  a valid Georgia Driver's License;  a Georgia State ID Card or Military ID and orders showing rthat you are stationed in Fulton County or a contiguous county.    If you are a Non-US citizen  you  must furnish a Resident Alien ID card or other proof of lawful admission as a permanent resident in the USA.


  • $30.00 cash (Application Fee to the Fulton County Probate Court at the time of application)
  • $47.50 money order. ¬† If you are being fingerprinted by the Fulton County Police Department. ¬† Other police departments have difference charges. ¬† See below.
  • $5.00 cash or money order for Renewal NCIC name check to Fulton County Police Department. ¬† Alpharetta Police Department will ¬†not charge for Renewal name checks. ¬† Sandy Springs Police Deaprtment may charge for Renewal name checks.
  • Applicants must hand-carry the fingerprinting fee ¬†to the Police Department at the time of fingerprinting or NCIC name check.

When & Where:


Fulton County Probate Court;  136 Pryor Street, Suite C-230, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 612-4692 or (404) 613-4583

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Fulton County Police Department

141 Pryor Street, (located on the 4th floor of the Fulton County Government Center), Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404) 613-5700

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm



7741 Roswell Road, Suite 219, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 (404) 613-7638

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Alpharetta Police Department

2565 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 (678) 297-6300

$55.00 fingerprinting fee. Accepts cash, local checks, debit  cards,  credit cards and money orders  as payment.   No charge for NCIC name check for Renewal licenses.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday  - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm; Closed on Wednesdays -No fingerprinting

Sandy Springs Police Department

7840 Roswell Road, Building 301,  Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 (770) 551-6900

$50.00 fingerprinting fee.   Accepts cash,  debit cards and  most credit cards (no money orders or checks).   Charge for name check has not been determined as of June 30, 2014.

Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm



5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 218, College Park, Georgia   30349 (404) 612-3048

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Fulton County Police Department

5615 Old National Highway,  College Park, Georgia 30349

Monday - Friday   9:00 am - 2:00 pm



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