New license waiting time - Dekalb County

Discussion in 'Ga. County Licensing Information' started by SirClip, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. SirClip

    SirClip New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm new to Georgia. I went to the Dekalb county site and did all the on line forms so I could schedule an appointment. I go to schedule an appointment and for a new license it is 4 months just to get in to complete the application. Renewals and wedding licenses are few days at most. Their reason was high volume due to corona.

    Seems like Dekalb has a long history of being as difficult as possible for issuing licenses. Is there any thing I can do to get in quicker or am I SOL?

  2. Craftsman

    Craftsman Well-Known Member

    Watch the timeliness. Call for progress information. There is no "pandemic exception" to the statutory timelines. If they do not send out your license on time, contact JRM on this forum for advice on your legal options.

  3. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

    It's not a matter of getting the license mailed to him in the timelines, its the fact that he can't get to turn in his paperwork or pay his fees for 120+ days.

    Question to the legal eagles: when does that time clock start for compliance with the law for the Probate judges? When you intend to apply but are barred by a response like the one listed here or when you actually pay your fees? Is there a way to make a case to a Superior Court that the Probate Court is failing in its duty by not allowing people timely access to paying their fees?
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

    The countdown starts at the time of application.