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  License Process by County  

Counties with only the basic contact information are RED
Counties listed in BLUE have a member's actual experience in obtaining a license in that county.

Clicking on the name will take you to the contact and process information for that county.

 
County Probate Courts that are known to disobey the law on processing firearm licenses have a Illegal after the county name.
Courts that obey the law have a Legal after the county name.
Courts whose process is unknown have a Unknown after the county name.

Hovering the mouse over any of these Illegal Legal Unknown will display the reason for the mark. Information also found at the bottom of each county page.

 
APPLING Following the Law ATKINSON Full process not known BACON Full process not known BAKER Following the Law BALDWIN Following the law.
BANKS Following the law. BARROW Following the law. BARTOW Following the Law BEN HILL Sheriff is overcharging for fingerprinting.  Should be $5, not $15. BERRIEN Sheriff charges $10 more than the law allows for fingerprints.
BIBB Following the Law BLECKLEY Following the Law. BRANTLEY Following the law. BROOKS Following the law. BRYAN May be asking for SSN, which is against Federal law.
BULLOCH Following the law. BURKE Charging $2 more than the law allows BUTTS Following the law. CALHOUN Full process not known CAMDEN Asking for SSN, which is against federal law.
CANDLER Following the law. CARROLL Following the law. CATOOSA Following the Law CHARLTON Full process not known CHATHAM Following the law.
CHATTAHOOCHEE Following the law CHATTOOGA Following the law. CHEROKEE Following the law. CLARKE Following the law CLAY Full process not known
CLAYTON Following the law. CLINCH Full process not known COBB Following the Law COFFEE Costs too much.  The absolute max you should have to pay is just under $80. COLQUITT Following the Law.
COLUMBIA Asking for SSN (though not required to give it) COOK Full process not known COWETA Following the law. CRAWFORD Following the law. CRISP Following the Law
DADE Following the law DAWSON Following the law DECATUR Following the Law. DEKALB In many cases the court takes longer than legally allowed to issue the license. DODGE Following the Law.
DOOLY Full process not known DOUGHERTY Following the law. DOUGLAS Following the law. EARLY Following the Law. ECHOLS Full process not known
EFFINGHAM Following the law. ELBERT A member reports that it takes 3 to 4 months to get a license, when the law says at the end of 60 days. EMANUEL Full process not known EVANS Full process not known FANNIN Following the law.
FAYETTE Following the Law. FLOYD Following the Law. FORSYTH Following the law. FRANKLIN Following the law. FULTON Taking longer to issue than the law allows.
GILMER Following the law. GLASCOCK Full process not known GLYNN Following the law. GORDON Following the law. GRADY Website says the fee for lost/stolen license is $9, the law allows a $5 fee
GREENE Full process not known GWINNETT Following the law HABERSHAM Following the Law HALL Sheriff charging too much for fingerprints. HANCOCK Submitter paid way more than they are allowed to charge.
HARALSON Following the law. HARRIS Following the law. HART Sheriff charges more than is allowed by law. HEARD Following the law. HENRY Following the law
HOUSTON Following the Law IRWIN Following the law. JACKSON Following the Law. JASPER Full process not known JEFF DAVIS Full process not known
JEFFERSON Following the law. JENKINS Full process not known JOHNSON Full process not known JONES Following the law. LAMAR Following the Law.
LANIER Sheriff charging too much for fingerprinting LAURENS Following the law. LEE Following the law LIBERTY Following the law. LINCOLN Full process not known
LONG Following the law. LOWNDES Following the Law. LUMPKIN Following the law. MACON Will not issue temporary license. Sheriff is charging more than allowed by law. MADISON Following the law.
MARION Full process not known MCDUFFIE Sheriff overcharging for fingerprints. MCINTOSH Following the law. MERIWETHER Following the law MILLER Full process not known
MITCHELL Following the law. MONROE Following the law MONTGOMERY Full process not known MORGAN Following the law. MURRAY Following the law.
MUSCOGEE Does not allow military to apply for a license. NEWTON Following the law. OCONEE Following the law. OGLETHORPE Sheriff overcharging for fingerprints. PAULDING Following the law.
PEACH Court website says that it takes 1 month longer than the 60 days the law allows. PICKENS Sheriff overcharging for fingerprints. PIERCE Full process not known PIKE Following the Law. POLK Following the law.
PULASKI Following the law. PUTNAM Following the law QUITMAN Full process not known RABUN Full process not known RANDOLPH Following the law.
RICHMOND Following the law. ROCKDALE Following the Law. SCHLEY Full process not known SCREVEN Following the law. SEMINOLE Full process not known
SPALDING Following the law. STEPHENS Following the law. STEWART Full process not known SUMTER Following the law. TALBOT Following the law
TALIAFERRO Full process not known TATTNALL Full process not known TAYLOR Full process not known TELFAIR Following the law. TERRELL Following the law
THOMAS Following the Law. TIFT Following the law. TOOMBS Overcharging for license. Unlawfully asking for SSN and employer information. TOWNS Following the law TREUTLEN Following the law
TROUP Following the Law TURNER Following the law. TWIGGS Following the law UNION UPSON Following the Law.
WALKER Probate Court following the law.  WALTON Following the Law. WARE Following the law. WARREN Full process not known WASHINGTON Following the Law.
WAYNE Charging $5 more than the law allows for fingerprints WEBSTER Full process not known WHEELER Full process not known WHITE Unknown WHITFIELD Following the law.
WILCOX Full process not known WILKES Following the law. WILKINSON Full process not known WORTH Following the Law.

Georgia Code 16-11-129 describes the application and issuing process and it gives each county's Probate Judge discretion to charge certain fees, how to process an application, and issuance of the license.  With 159 counties in Georgia, the process can vary greatly from county to county. 

If you would like to add your experience in obtaining a Firearms License, please email it to GeorgiaPacking.org by filling out either the New Applicant Process or the Renewal Information form. If you don't want to fill out a form, you can also post it on the forum.

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