I had a carry permit years ago, but didn't bother to renew it since back in those days there were so few places where a weapon could be legalled carried. Anyway, with the recent changes in the law, I decided to reapply for a permit. I went to the Rabun County courthouse on Monday, December 6, 2010. After going through a metal detector, I went to the second floor, took a right and found the Probate Judge's office. A very pleasant and helpful woman handled the entire process in about half an hour. I had brought my old permit with me, and surprisingly, she said that since I still had it, that this application would be processed as a renewal, instead of as an application for a new permit. The total cost was $70. I was very surprised to find my new permit in my post office box on Saturday, December 11 with an issue date of December 7 (ONE day after I applied for it). I don't check my post office box everyday, and for all I know, it had been delivered a day or so earlier. All in all, a very pleasant experience.