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Quick Tips for Weapons Carry License Applications (Gun Permits)

No bills larger than $20.00 are accepted for cash transactions in the Probate Court

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.

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 Department.    

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.   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, the processing fee is $1.00; and you must sign a written authorization giving the Court permission to mail your license.   You must also 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 the address on the license.  

Licenses may be picked up at our downtown location.    

Please note: You may call (404) 612-4640alt 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 basic training in the U. S. Armed Forces and 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.   If you are not a domiciliary of Fulton County, you must be on active military duty and either stationed at a military location in Fulton County or residing in Fulton County and stationed at a military location outside Fulton County.

What to Bring:  Applicants must furnish proof of Fulton County residency on a photo ID such as  a valid Georgia Driver's License;  a State of Georgia ID Card or Military ID and orders showing that 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.

Temporary Renewal License

A current license holder may apply for a Temporary Renewal License if less than 90 days remains before expiration of the license or within 30 days after it has expired.

A Temporary Renewal License is a paper license that expires 90 days from the date of issue.


First-time Applicants:

  • $71.00 cash/credit card/money order - exact amount. ¬† There will also be an additional fee at the police department for fingerprinting.


  • $30.00 Cash/credit card/money order for license fee. ¬† There will also be an additional fee at the police department for the electronic criminal history report. ¬† (Note: ¬† If license has been expired for more than 30 days, it will not be considered as a renewal)

Fulton County, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs Police Departments have additional fees for the fingerprint services.    

When & Where:


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

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) 613-5700alt

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

Fingerprinting    fee  $5.00    



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

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


Alpharetta Police Department

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

Fingerprinting fee $10.00

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 11:00 am (walk-ins only) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (appointments only) Walk-ins from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm will be processed after scheduled appointments

Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Appointments only

To Schedule an appointment please go to https://p2c.alpharetta.ga.us/p2c/   (Alpharetta Department of Public Safety website)


Sandy Springs Police Department

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

Fingerprinting fee $10.00     Accepts cash,  debit cards and  most credit cards (no money orders or checks).    

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



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

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



City of South Fulton Police Department

5539 Old National Highway, College Park, Georgia 30349; (470) 809-7320

Fingerprinting fee: $5.00 Cash    

Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm



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