Kelli Wolk,
Chief Judge


32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
(770) 528-1900
(770) 528-1996 fax

Estates (770) 528-1900
Firearms ( 770) 528-1930
Marriage (770) 528-1931


Probate Court
Weapons Carry License Info

Hours of Operation (excluding holidays): Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*

       alt*Note: All new applicants (non-renewal) must arrive between 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in order
          to complete the application and fingerprinting process in the same day.
       alt All renewal applicants must arrive between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in order to
          complete the application.

Applicants must be fingerprinted within 5 days of submitting application.

Cobb County Probate Court
32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090

Obtaining a weapons carry license in Cobb County

altYou must apply for your weapons carry license in the county in which you are domiciled
altYou must be at least 21 years of age
      altIf you are 18-20 years of age, you may apply for a weapons carry license if adequate proof of
        the following is provided to the court:
           altThat you have completed basic training and
           altThat you are actively serving in the armed forces of the United States or that you have
             been honorably discharged from such service.

altIn order to obtain a weapons carry license in Georgia, you are required to be photographed,
  fingerprinted, and must undergo a criminal background investigation by the GBI and FBI.
altUpon receipt of the background investigations, if there is nothing to prohibit the issuance of your
  license, we will issue your license to you. The background investigations may take as long as
  one month.
altThe license is valid for five years, unless revoked.


Applicants must bring the following items to Probate Court:

altValid Georgia identification with current Cobb County address (P.O. boxes are not accepted);
     altIf your ID does not show your current Cobb County address, you must adequately
       prove your domicile by providing the court sufficient documentation such as (more than
       one will be required):
          altGovernment issued ID card
          altVoter registration card
          altIncome tax records
          altProperty tax statement
          altUtility bills
          altLease agreement
altNOTE:  If you have lived at your current address longer than 60 days and your valid Georgia
                Driver's License does not reflect your current Cobb County address, pursuant to
                 § 40-5-33, other documents will  not be accepted as proof of domicile.
altThe fee to apply is $74.75, effective October 1, 2016, (cash/credit/debit/money order) for the license, fingerprinting, criminal
   background check, and mental health records check;
     altPlease note, there will be a $2.50 service fee assessed to any credit/debit card transaction.
       This service fee goes directly to LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc.; Probate Court’s payment
       processing vendor.
altYou must provide the court with a self-addressed stamped envelope when applying for the
  license if you wish to have the license mailed to you.
altIf you are not a U.S. citizen, you must show proof of your lawful presence in the U.S.

Applicants for renewal license

To apply for a renewal, you must present a valid weapons carry license which, at the time of submission of the renewal application:

      a. cannot be more than 30 days expired and
      b. cannot have more than 90 days remaining until expiration

Renewal Fee:
$30.00 Cash, Debit, or Credit Card (additional $2.50 service fee assessed to card)

Applicants for replacement license

If your license is lost, damaged, or stolen, you may obtain a replacement. You must report such loss or damage to this court within 48 hours of discovering it. If your license is damaged, you should bring it with you.

Replacement Fee:
$6.00 Cash, Debit, or Credit Card (additional $2.50 service fee assessed to card)


Eligibility for obtaining a Weapons Carry License:

altPlease refer to O.C.G.A. §16-11-129
altAll fees are non-refundable.

If you have any further questions, please call 770-528-1931.

Important Notice

The Probate Court Judge, Clerk, and staff are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about probate court services or procedures. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this web site is intended to advise anyone regarding legal remedies for a particular circumstance.

Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Cobb County Attorney Referral Service at (770) 424-7149.


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