For further assistance please call (770) 567 - 8734
For further assistance please call (770) 567 - 8734
After the applicant has filled out the necessary forms with the Probate Office it is required that new applicants immediately be sent to the Sheriff's Department for fingerprinting. Background checks are consented to with the Probate Office and are run on both new and renewal applications each time the individual applies. The Pike County Sheriff’s Department runs the background checks and will notify the Probate Court of any findings relating to an applicant’s eligibility. Upon the receipt of the information, the court will notify the applicant regarding the eligibility/issuance of his/her license if needed.
A valid Weapons Carry License is good for five (5) years before renewal is required. However, if the Court is informed that you may no longer be permitted to hold a Weapons Carry License during the 5-year period in which your license is valid, you may be required to appear for a hearing and/or your license may be revoked.
As long as the Court has no reason to find that you are prohibited from obtaining a Weapons Carry License, you should receive your License within 3 - 6 weeks from the date of your application.
Fill out the application, provide proof of residency, and pay the renewal fee of $35.00
Please be aware that the Court will run a name-based criminal history check to ensure that you are still eligible to hold a Georgia Weapons Carry License.
It should still be effective throughout Georgia. However, some sellers may require the address on your Georgia State-Issued Identification Card or Georgia Driver's License match the address on your Weapons Carry License before they will allow you to purchase a weapon. If the expiration is within the renewal period (three (3) months prior to expiration or one (1) month after expiration), you may renew your Weapons Carry License with our Court with your new Pike County address.
If the expiration of your license is outside the renewal period but you wish to have your Weapons Carry License reflect a Pike County address, you will be required to pay the $78.25 fee as if you are a new Weapons Carry applicant in Pike County. Otherwise, you may contact the issuing county of your current Weapons Carry License to find out if they will permit you to change your address on a license from their county for the duration of your license period.
The Georgia Weapons Carry License is still good even if the license holder moves to another county within the State of Georgia.
If you would like an updated permit with an address change, and the new address on the updated license is in another county in Georgia, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN UPDATED PERMIT, PURSUANT TO 16-11-129 (e)(4), YOU MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING TO THE COURT:
A. Affidavit for Name Change or Address Change to Another County
B. Supporting Documents
1. For Address Change
a.) A Copy of your Georgia Driver's License listing new county of residence; or
b.) Two (2) documents linking your name to the new physical address. One (1) must be directly associated with residence (i.e., a copy of lease, utility bill, etc.);
2. For Name Change
a.) A Copy of your Georgia Driver's License noting new name; or
b.) A court order or marriage licenses showing new name.
C. Fees - the fee for an updated permit with address change and/or name change is $6.00
D. Current Pike County Weapons Carry Permit
If you are a resident of Pike County, you will simply need to produce a valid Georgia's Driver's License or Georgia State-Issued Identification Card that reflects a Pike County, Georgia physical address.
If you have a P.O. Box or have recently moved and have not yet updated your driver's license or I.D., you must provide sufficient documentation to a Court clerk that shows that you are actually domiciled in Pike County.
To prove that you are domiciled in Pike County, you must provide two (2) documents linking your name to a Pike County physical address.
One (1) must be directly associated with the residence (i.e., copy of lease, utility bill, etc.). The bill with the address directly associated with the residence must be current, that is, dated within the last sixty (60) days. Whether the documents you provide sufficiently prove that you are domiciled in Pike County is at the Court's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE: we ask that you bring all required documents with you. You may not email our Court Clerks with supporting documentation.
Yes. However, if your Driver's License also provides only a P.O. Box, you will be required to provide our clerks with sufficient evidence that you are domiciled in Pike County. In order to do so, you must bring at least two (2) documents that tie you to a physical Pike County address, and one (1) of the documents must be both current (within the last 60) sixty days) and directly associated with the residence (i.e., rental agreement, proof of homestead, current utility bill, etc.).
Yes, you can apply for a renewal at any time prior to the date of expiration, but you will lose the remaining time on your current permit, and the 5-year term will run from the date your renewal permit is issued.
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 16-11-129(i), if the previous license has expired within the last 30 days, you may purchase a temporary renewal license at the cost of $1.00. The temporary renewal license is in the form of a paper receipt indicating the date on which the Court received your renewal application and shows the name, address, sex, age, and race of the applicant. This temporary renewal license expires 90 days from the date of issue. During the period of validity, the temporary renewal license, if carried on or about the holder's person together with the holder's previous license, shall be valid in the same manner and for the same purposes as a five-year license.
You will need to fill out an Affidavit of Lost or Stolen Weapons Carry License with one of our Court clerks. Additionally, there is a $6.00 fee for a replacement license, and said replacement is good for the duration of your original 5-year license period.
You must be at least 21 years of age, although exceptions apply for certain military members.
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
STATES ENTITLED TO FIREARM LICENSE RECIPROCITY: 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
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