Cobb County Government

Obtaining a Weapons Carry License in Cobb County

In 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.

Upon 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. The license is valid for five years, unless revoked.

To apply for a weapons carry license, you must:

  • Apply for your weapons carry license in the county in which you are domiciled
  • Be at least 21 years of age
    • If 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:
      • That you have completed basic training and
      • That you are actively serving in the armed forces of the United States or that you have been honorably discharged from such service.