Application Process


Georgia Weapons Carry applications will be taken from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at:
280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 2009
Dallas, GA 30132

First Time Applicants

Applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Be a resident of Paulding County to apply for and receive the license here
  • Provide a valid Georgia Drivers License or Georgia I.D. with correct Paulding County Address. If address is not correct on ID then provide one of the following with ID:
    • Current tag receipt
    • Voters registration card
    • Water bill with service address
    • Electric bill with service address
    • P.O Boxes are not accepted
  • Be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal and mental health records check
  • Not have any legal disqualification
  • Provide proof of legal residence if the applicant is not a citizen of the United States
    • For Immigrants:
      • Driver's License
      • Valid ICE issued ID (valid AR#)
    • For Non-Immigrants:
      • Driver's License
      • Valid ICE issued ID (valid I-94#)
      • Meet one of the Exceptions as provided in 18 U.S.C. 922 (y)(2)
  • No weapons carry license shall be issued to any person younger than 21 years of age unless he or she provides the above and is:
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Provides proof that he or she has completed basic training in the armed forces of the United States
    • Provided proof that he or she is actively serving in the armed forces of the United States or has been honorably discharged from such service
    • Suggested Proofs of the above:
      • Certificate of completion of basic training
      • Current pay stub showing current employment with military
      • DD214 (ie: medically discharged, etc.)

Fee for Applying for Georgia Weapons Carry License: $76.00

All fees are payable by Cash, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard. There is a fee accessed to all Visa and MasterCard transactions.


There is no refund of any part of the application and other fees once the application is filed and the process has begun.

Issuance of License

Upon receipt of the required criminal and mental health records, those records are reviewed for the applicant’s eligibility to receive a license. Any questions concerning eligibility are referred to the Judge for determination. If the applicant is determined to be eligible to receive a license, the license will be issued within 60 days. The permit is valid for five years.

For Current Georgia Carry Laws, please refer to the following code sections:

O.C.G.A. §16-11-126

O.C.G.A. §16-11-127

O.C.G.A. §16-11-129