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Weapons Carry License

General information

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • If you are 18 years of age or older you may apply if you show proof that you are actively serving in the armed forces or have been honorably discharged
  • You must be a Dooly County resident
  • A photo ID (Driver’s License or State Issued ID) must be shown
  • You may not be on probation for any offense
  • A criminal history background check is required
  • You must be fingerprinted
  • A mental health records check is required
  • Your permit will be sent by mail
  • There are NO REFUNDS, even if your permit is denied
  • You may renew your license 30 days after it expires or anytime prior to the expiration date

STATES ENTITLED TO FIREARM LICENSE RECIPROCITY

Presently, the State of Georgia Attorney General’s Office has a reciprocal agreement with certain other states, which provides for persons who are licensed to carry a handgun in the State of Georgia, may also carry a handgun in such other state, provided that such license holder is complying with that state’s law. Such agreement also provides that any person licensed to carry a handgun in that state, and who is not a resident of this state, shall be authorized to carry a handgun in this state, provided that such license holder is complying with the laws of this state. The states in which Georgia has this reciprocal agreement may be found at the following State of Georgia Attorney General’s web site address: https://law.georgia.gov/resources/firearms-license-reciprocity

The following states currently have a reciprocity agreement: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Firearms laws for individual states throughout the United States may be found at the following Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms web site address:
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/index.htm

The following sites also provide information:

handgunlaw.us

 http://www.gacarry.org/cms/ga-code/