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Firearms License

Weapons Carry License – COVID-19

Weapon’s Carry License Hours of Acceptance

Weapons Carry License applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00p.m. -5:00 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It is recommended that you appear in Probate Court no later than 11:30 a.m. and 4:30p.m. to begin the application process. Fingerprinting is currently done at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.. You must apply in Probate Court before appearing at the Sheriff’s Dept.

Weapon’s Carry LicenseFee:

The fee for A WCL will be $76.00 for a new license or a license renewal that is expired over 30 days.
*Beginning August 2nd, the fee will increase to $78.25

We accept the following forms of payment: 

  • Cash-Must be EXACT change
  • Money orders
  • Personal Checks – local Spalding County checks only.
     (We will not accept a starter check)

Application Process

  • Please apply in person at the Probate court.
    Click here a sample the Weapons Carry License Application
  • A valid driver’s license reflecting your correct Spalding County address. If it does not show your correct Spalding County address, please contact our office for additional information.
  • If you were born outside of the United States please call our office for further information.

In order to keep your permit current, it will be necessary for you to renew your permit every five years. Renewals are $35.00. Renewals are allowed no more than 90 days prior to your expiration date and no later than 30 days after the expiration date. Please bring your current permit along with your valid driver’s license to the Spalding County Probate Court.

Lost or Stolen Permits

Please contact our office immediately at (770) 467-4341.


Please contact a Probate Clerk either by telephone or in person, Probate clerks can be reached by dialing (770) 467-4341.Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00p.m. Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Weapons Carry Licenses-Know the Law

Georgia now reciprocates in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  Georgia permit holders should always familiarize themselves with the individual requirements and limitations on firearms permits in any of the reciprocating states where they wish to exercise their rights under the reciprocity program.

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