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  GWINNETT COUNTY 
 


Location:

Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045-6900
Tel: 770-822-8250
Court Website: Click Here

Court Information:

Analysis of the user submitted processes Following the law

 

User Reported Processes

Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: May. 19, 2013
Total Time Taken: 45 days total,35 business daysTotal Payment: THE STAFF WASE FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFUL. THEY NEV

Process:

(Cash or check) at the probate court $74.25 Cash, check or card at permit office for fingerprints $10.00 i went march 29 2013 at 8am took me 10 minutes at court 15 minutes at fingerprinting.

Comments:

Went real smooth staff is very friendly i had no problems at all i show up with my application in hand filled out already from the court website, make sure you have state i.d.and birth certificate,in all it took 45 days for license to show up in my mail box and 35 business days:note if you can get down there early when they first open up at 8am there's no wait and no lines.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Apr. 26, 2013
Total Time Taken: STILL WAITINGTotal Payment: Friendly Staff- definitely know the process and a

Process:

PROBATE COURT ONLY ACCEPTS CASH, TOTAL OF 74.25 FOR APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK PLUS 10.00 FOR FINGERPRINTING. TOOK ME ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS. APPLIED ON APRIL 5, 2013

Comments:

THE STAFF WASE FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFUL. THEY NEVER ASKED FOR A SSN OR ANYTHING. ONLY THE APPLICATION AND THE MONEY.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Apr. 2, 2013
Total Time Taken: 30 Bus. daysTotal Payment: Info not submitted

Process:

Prepared for a wait, I printed my forms online. -In hindsight, this was a wise decision- the line was about 55 minutes from queuing to service window. Please be advised, that if you print forms online, they are missing the background check consent form- PICK THIS UP as you enter the line. Passport or Birth Cert. is required for submittal. $67.25 Cash paid to Probate Court, $10.00 Cash paid to Gwinnett County Police for printing. Printing took about 20 minutes. 10 minutes in lobby & 10 minutes in queue in the print room. Applied 2/15 Received 3/29.

Comments:

Friendly Staff- definitely know the process and are more apt to help/assist if you've got your paperwork filled out.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Mar. 20, 2013
Total Time Taken: 43 days still waitingTotal Payment: The staff was very friendly and efficient. Just m

Process:

Applied for my permit on 2/7/2013. The process was easy the line short,but of course I got to the court early(9am).Let me not forget about the pleasant and helpful clerks.PS. I'm glad I applied before the price went up!


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Mar. 16, 2013
Total Time Taken: 37 DaysTotal Payment: Info not submitted

Process:

Cash at the court house $67.25 (I believe it was just increased though). 10 bucks at the police department; I believe they accept many forms of payment. Based on my experience, i found it best to go as early as possible. The line gets pretty long pretty quickly it seems.

Comments:

The staff was very friendly and efficient. Just make sure you have everything to save yourself repeated trips. I made three trips to the courthouse; the first time I went I didn't know where I was going and walked past all the various applications, stood in line for about 30 minutes before I saw the sign saying to have all applications filled out before approaching the counter and had to leave. The second time I didn't have my passport with me (you'll need either that or a birth certificate) and the third time was to return with my passport. All in all, had I been prepared, I could have gone through the whole process in under 2 hours.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Mar. 6, 2013
Total Time Taken: Info not submittedTotal Payment: Staff are very friendly and quick...

Process:

Process was very redundant and a bit slow. I recommend filling the application out as a web form so the application is as clean as possible. The ladies behind the counter were very nice and helpful.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Feb. 22, 2013
Total Time Taken: waitingTotal Payment: just treat them the way u want to be treated and e

Process:

Take cash Personal check or money order for $67.25 and $10 for fingerprints...!!

Comments:

Staff are very friendly and quick...


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Feb. 16, 2013
Total Time Taken: 37 days. jan 10-feb16 got it today :)Total Payment: The staff could not have been more friendly and he

Process:

woke up, and randomly decided to get my wcl. Went on January 10th 2013 (thursday). got there around 950am. walked past the metal detectors, pass the glass doors, and its off to the right, past a court room. same one for marriage license, etc. waited about 20 minutes and finally got to the front of the line. i had already printed my application, i decided to fill it out on the computer, in case they couldnt read my chicken scratch. gave them my application and drivers license, and proof of citizenship. they had me initial on questions 3-4 and took an oath. paid $68 in cash. after being processed, they gave me a receipt and went to the right of the room to get my picture taken. got done around 1030ish and told me the fingerprint place closes at 11, and its in another building. (green building behind the probate offices) so i rushed over, parked. and went up to the second floor. paid 10bucks and was one of the last people to be admitted before they closed the window area. waited 10 minutes and got fingerprinted. all the staff were nice and polite. over all it took me around an 1 hour and 15 doing both applications, picture and fingerprinting. not bad for a random day. got back just in time to go to work at 2.

Comments:

just treat them the way u want to be treated and everything will go smoothly


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Feb. 12, 2013
Total Time Taken: Still WaitingTotal Payment: Applied on 12-21 and received notice on 2-6. Wasn\

Process:

Probate Court - $67.25 for court (Cash or Check) Fingerprinting - $10.00 (Mastercard, Visa) Probate Court: Before 9am - 30 minute wait, 15 minutes to process once through line After 9am - 60-90 minute wait, 15 minutes to process once through line Police Station for Fingerprinting - 20-30 min in line, 5 minute process

Comments:

Very friendly and runs like a well oiled machine. The time lost is due to sheer number of applicants. We heard in line back in early January they process 150 Weapons Licenses a day. We were also told at fingerprinting expect this to be closer to the 60-90 day mark because of the volume. I would get paperwork at the probate court, which is posted outside the area you should be in - apparently forms online may be missing a page or you would have to re-do at the court anyway. Bring 2 forms of ID, I got stuck with only my License and had to go through a second time with License and Passport. Unless you go early, it will be tight for the court and fingerprinting as fingerprinting only runs till 11am UNLESS you go on a Wed when they open in the afternoon also. I ended up using the morning for application and fingerprinting after lunch. However, you can apply for the license and they will start processing - however you have to go get fingerprinted within 90 days. So it's not a total loss if you can't do both in the same time. Very good process, very helpful and friendly, but have your paperwork in order or they will boot you to back of line.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Jan. 27, 2013
Total Time Taken: 29 daysTotal Payment: Very friendly and runs like a well oiled machine.

Process:

Cash or check at court $67.25. Cash, check or card at permit office for fingerprints $10.00. Went on a Tuesday about 9:30am, 15 min at court, drove the 1 block for prints and that took about 20 min.

Comments:

Recommend using and printing the online form, made everything quicker. Person next to me used the handwritten form and had to be asked for clarification on every field. Took us 29 days to get our cards, over Christmas and New Years holidays, that is a great turn around.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Jan. 10, 2013
Total Time Taken: 30 to 9 days.Total Payment: ss number required at police dept

Process:

Cash or check only at the courthouse. Cash, check or Card at the permits unit for finger printing. $67.25 for court, $10.00 for fingerprints. One hour at court, very busy. 20 minutes to get finger printed.

Comments:

Very friendly, make sure you have all documentation ready and papers filled out completely. They said because of the influx of people signing up for WCL it could take up to 90 days.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Nov. 29, 2012
Total Time Taken: 17 calendar days (1 holiday)Total Payment: Very friendly, make sure you have all documentatio

Process:

$67.25 fee due in cash or check (no temp checks) only. No credit cards accepted. $10.00 due at Gwinnett Police for fingerprinting. Cash, debit or credit card accepted. Fingerprinting is done at another location about 1 block away. The whole process was under an hour. I suggest going on Wednesday when they stay open until 4:30pm

Comments:

Everything was conducted without any hesitation on anyones part. I don't think it could have been better unless they served coffee.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Oct. 29, 2012
Total Time Taken: 10 daysTotal Payment: Court and fingerprint officials were friendly and

Process:

$67.25 via personal check at Probate; $10 via VISA card at fingerprinting.

Comments:

We were at the Probate office when they opened at 8:00am and were first in line; took maybe 15 minutes. We walked right in at fingerprinting and were out in about another 15 minutes (would have been even quicker if the scanner had not been acting up). No problems and everyone was pleasant an efficient. Ten days later we had permits in hand.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Oct. 8, 2012
Total Time Taken: 10 business daysTotal Payment: Amazing group of people at Gwinnett Justice. All

Process:

My wife & I applied on Sept 24, 12 Fee at this location was $67.25/each (covers permit & background check) cash or check only at this location, no credit/debit cards. We had already filled & printed the forms online. http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/home.asp#courtsjudges_probate_firearmpermits/ (DO NOT SIGN THESE FORMS UNTIL YOU GET TO THE COURTHOUSE.) You will be asked to swear/affirm that all info is true prior to signing in front of court offical. Waited in line here approx 20 mins and another 20 mins in fromt of the court offical signing forms, paying fees and having picture taken for the permit. You must then get fingerprinted at Gwinnett Police Permits Unit (only open 8:00 - 11:00 am)at building a block away. Fee here is $10 cash, check, credit or debit. Total wait here including the fingerprinting was 10 mins. A scanner is used here so no messy ink to clean off. Permits arrived in the mail on Oct 5, 12. 10 business days.

Comments:

Court and fingerprint officials were friendly and efficient. Did not ask anything they should not have.


Type:

New ApplicationSubmitted: Sep. 20, 2012
Total Time Taken: Info not submittedTotal Payment: Everything was conducted without any hesitation on

Process:

Application process took about 30-minutes from start to finish. I went in with a pre-completed application and got there at exactly 8:00am. 15 minutes at Probate clerk and a check for $67.25, then moved to One Justice Square for fingerprinting where I paid the $10 in cash and proceeded to the fingerprinting room within minutes.

Comments:

Other than the person that opened the door at the probate court (seemed to hate her job and was put-off that I was waiting at the door for entry), the other staff was friendly and cordial. Since I came prepared after reading the requirements throughout this website - all went very smoothly.

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