You must present a valid photo ID with a current/valid address to apply for a Weapons Carry License. The application fee for a new license is $79.00. The cost for a renewal is $30.00 if no more than 30 days have passed since the expiration date. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a resident of Madison County, or 18-20 years old if active military and basic training has been completed. Your photograph will be taken at the time of the application and will appear on your Weapons Carry License. After application is made and if approved, the license will be mailed to you, usually within two weeks after application is made. ALL STEPS OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS, INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, ARE CONDUCTED IN THE OFFICE OF THE PROBATE COURT. The in-office application process takes approximately 10 minutes.
****Please note that refunds cannot be given once the application has been submitted, even if the application is denied.
***** On-Line Weapons Carry License application - For your convenience, the application for a Weapons Carry License may be submitted to the court by using the link below. Once submitted, you must come to the Probate Court to complete the process within 5 days.
Online WCL Application: https://www.georgiaprobaterecords.com/Firearms/FirearmsApplication.aspx
The Madison County Probate Court does not endorse any organization and does not verify the validity of any information contained within another website. Please consult an attorney if you need advice concerning the carrying of weapons in Georgia. Contained within some of the links/websites below are discussion forums concerning gun safety. Any information contained within a website should not be substituted for legal advice from an attorney.
Link to GA laws: https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=00JAAzZDgzNzU2ZC05MDA0LTRmMDItYjkzMS0xOGY3MjE3OWNlODIKAFBvZENhdGFsb2fcIFfJnJ2IC8XZi1AYM4Ne&crid=6886a75b-97aa-4fe1-acb5-4aa72052a6ee&prid=4cba8204-ba9b-43f2-8017-54b294e5b41f
Georgia Carry: https://www.georgiacarry.org/
Georgia Packing: https://www.georgiapacking.org/