Concealed Weapons Permit

A concealed weapons permit is a permit issued to qualified Richmond County Citizens to legally carry a concealed weapon.


For all first time applicants who are not Military:
To apply for a Georgia Weapons License permit, you must be a resident of Richmond County, Georgia. You will need a photo identification (such as a Driver’s license or Georgia ID card) proof of residency and/or proof of legal presence in the U.S. if you are not a U.S. citizen. You must be at least 21 years old. A fee of $78.25 is required prior to making application. We only accept Cash only. This fee is not refundable once the application has been completed.

For Military Personnel:
If you are 18 years of age, you may apply for a concealed weapons permit upon proof of having completed basic training and proof that you are permanent at Fort Gordon. A fee of $78.25 (cash only) is required.

For Renewals:
Your permit must not have expired more than 30 days or have more than 90 days remaining before expiring. You will not be fingerprinted; however, the Marshall’s Department will run a NICS update. A fee of $35.00 (cash ONLY) is required. 

For Retired Laws Enforcement:
You must provide proof of retirement from the Georgia Law Enforcement Agency or Federal Law Enforcement Agency. A fee of $7.00 (cash ONLY) is required.

To all applicants:
If you would like your permit to be mailed to you, please provide the Probate Court Office with a stamped self addressed envelope.  Please ensure you have placed your correct address on the envelope.  We will NOT be responsible for any misplaced or undelivered permits.  You will need a photo identification ( such as a Driver’s License or Georgia ID card with your current correct address on it).

Application Process

Applications for Concealed Weapons permit must be made during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The time involved in completing the application takes approximately 30 minutes, so no application will be commenced after 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Applications for Concealed Weapons permit can be started online at for a quicker application process in office.

Fee: $78.25
Payment: CASH ONLY

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Online Permit

You can partially fill out the Weapons Carry Permit online.  If you click the graphic to the right, you will be presented with a form that you can fill out.  Once you submit the form, you will need to go to the Probate Court to finish the application process during regular business hours.  You do not need to come to the Court during the same business day.

Filling out the application online will save you time when you come to the Probate Court, but you are still required to have the appropriate identification and requirements as listed on this web site. 

Court Process

After completing the Application for a Concealed Weapon Permit, your photograph will be taken and your signature is required. You will then be directed across the hall to the Marshal’s Department to be fingerprinted. You will take the completed application and receipt with you.

After the background check is returned to the Court, the Court determines if you qualify for a permit. You then will be notified to return to Probate Court to pick up your license. If you request that someone else be allowed to pick up your license, that person will have to show their I.D. and sign for the license.

If the Court cannot issue a permit to you based on the background check, you will receive a letter requesting more information about charges on your record. If you are disqualified, you will receive a letter from the Court advising you that you did not qualify for a permit.

Some Restrictions:
  • Felony convictions, unless a pardon is granted restoring the right to possess a gun, or the conviction has been expunged.
  • Drug related convictions, unless probation was completed for at least five years earlier.
  • Domestic or Family Violence convictions or convictions related to family violence.
  • Pending charges, dead docket cases, currently on probation.