Firearms License

The Probate Court of Houston County issues firearms licenses to all qualified persons who are residents of Houston County.

General Information

A license to carry authorizes a person to carry a handgun on or about his person, openly or in certain concealed positions. These include: in a shoulder or waist belt holster, hip grip, or similar device, handbag, purse, attaché case, briefcase, or other closed container.

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Firearms License/Weapons Carry Application 

NOTE: Once you receive your confirmation number, you will print that page and bring it into our office to complete your application process.

Requirements 

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a resident of Houston County
  • A picture identification including applicant's physical address is required.
  • Military persons must bring a copy of their papers showing they are stationed at Robins Air Force Base if they have not changed their driver's license.
  • Foreign nationals must have INS resident card. If you are a naturalized US citizen, you should bring your naturalization papers.

Additional Information

As of January 1st , 2012, the state required a statewide uniform pictured license. Therefore, you will have to have your picture taken and you may not wear a hat or glasses while taking picture.

New Applicants:
Once the application process is complete in our office (at 201 N. Perry Parkway), all applicants will get fingerprinted at the Sheriff’s Office (located in same building.) Their Fingerprint Cards will be sent to the FBI and GCIC.

Renewal Applicants:
In order to keep your permit current, it will be necessary for you to apply for a new permit every five(5) years. Please bring your current permit along with your valid driver's license to the Houston County Probate Court. Your driver's license should reflect your correct Houston County address. If it does not show your correct address, please contact our office for additional information. 

If you have a current Gun Permit, you may come in ninety (90) days before your expiration date or by no later than thirty (30) days after your expiration date to renew your Gun Permit at a reduced fee (see below for fees).

Applicants can expect to receive their license in approximately two weeks unless something comes back on their background check.

Fees

New Applicants: $74.75

Renewal Applicants: $37.00

Cash, Money Orders, Debit/Credit Cards (Refer to the Accepted Methods of Payment on the Main Page)

For additional information, please email Shannon Lewis.

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