Weapons Carry License

Updated Weapons Carry License Information - Effective May 14, 2020

In accordance with Governor Kemp's May 8, 2020 Executive Order as extended and Georgia Supreme Court Justice Melton's May 11, 2020 Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency, the Liberty County Probate Court will resume the acceptance of Applications for Weapons Carry Licenses (PDF) and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses on May 14, 2020 by appointment only between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Please contact the Probate Court office at 912-876-3635 to schedule an appointment.

Weapons Carry Licenses which expire(d) on or after February 13, 2020 will have 120 days from the expiration date on the face of the license to renew such license.  This extension currently exists through the end of the Georgia Public Health State of Emergency.  View Governor Kemp's Executive Orders.

General Provisions

Applicant must be 21 years of age or older unless you are active duty military and are between the ages of 18 and 21. If so, you must present your military ID, your certificate that shows you completed basic training, and a copy of your orders showing you are stationed at Fort Stewart.

The weapons carry license is valid for 5 years, unless revoked by court order.

Specific Requirements

Please complete the preliminary Application for Weapons Carry License Form (PDF) and submit the completed form prior to your appointment time, or your appointment may be rescheduled. Form must be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat to submit electronically.

You must bring the following requirements with you to your appointment with Probate Court:

  • Identification: Georgia Driver's License, Georgia State ID Card, or Active Duty Military ID
  • Proof of Liberty County Domicile - Must Show Your Name and Physical Address: Georgia Voter Registration Card, Georgia Income Tax Return (current), utility bill within the last 3 months, (water, electric, or cable), or apartment/house lease or property deed
    • Non-Resident Active Duty Military Only - Must Show Your Name and Physical Address: Orders to Fort Stewart and utility bill (water, electric, or cable), lease agreement or property deed for Liberty County
  • Application Fee: Effective August 3, 2020, the fee is $73.25 (cash). If you are renewing your license, the fee is only $30 (cash). You will no longer be fingerprinted for a renewal license. The deadlines for renewals are within 30 days after the expiration date and within 90 days of expiration date.

If you were born abroad or are not a United States Citizen, please inquire for further details by calling 912-876-3635.

Important Notice

You must be fingerprinted within 5 days of applying. Failure to do so will require you to re-apply and pay the application fee of $73.25 again.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the Probate Court Office at 912-876-3635, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, from time to time, the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) and/or the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) are backlogged and processing time may be extended. Your patience is greatly appreciated.