Hi all, My name is Scott Berry, I am the Sheriff of Oconee County (county seat Watkinsville, 8 miles south of Athens on 441) The Probate Judges name is David Anglin. I thought I would join this board to help aid or guide some discussion, and I couldn't figure out any other way to get a correction posted for our county in the description of the permitting process. I have a lot to say, so bear with me. First, the information on our county site here needs to be corrected. We do fingerprints (electronically) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-2, and the charge is 5 dollars, not 10 (cash only please) The location is not the jail, but the Frank Norris Building next to the jail, the staff will be happy to help you. IF for some reason this just does not work for you, let me know and I will arrange a time to print you in the jail. Printing in the jail will be done as soon as practical, since the booking and processing of inmates can not be done with a citizen in the same room. It might take patience while you wait, but we will get to it. When the new jail opens the firearms and other "volunteer" type printing will take place in the new hearing room, the days and hours not yet set. Second, I can assure you that if your county is sending in inked cards, it will take a while. It took 12 weeks for the GBI to process a group of cards we submitted for school teachers earlier this year. We have done our best to eliminate inked cards. Third, the state law does say you do not have to give your SSN number on the application. The FP cards call for it as well. We will submit your prints electronically without your SSN if you so request, but if the GBI or FBI rejects the prints for that reason, the Sheriff's Office can not accept responsibility for that. Forth, if your prints are rejected we will get in touch with you for a reprint at our expense, and we will make it as easy on you as possible. Even electronic prints can be rejected for no apparant reason. It happens. We will make it right. I believe that every law abiding citizen who wants to carry a firearm, or purchase a firearm should be able to with the least restriction possible. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them and I will do my best to answer them.