Georgia Concealed Pistol License Reciprocity Map

All about Georgia, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Georgia CCW Reciprocity State Info

Georgia Reciprocity, Georgia Honors these permits:

 

Georgia Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

No Permit Needed States

The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal:  Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  Some restrictions may apply.  Check each state for its own restrictions.

No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions

Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.

Georgia Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

NOT Honored by These States: Washington, California, New Mexico, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon,  Rhode Island.

Georgia Conceal Carry Permit Information

Georgia CCW Application Fee

Fees for a Georgia CCW permit is $75

Residents & Non Residents

CCW License issued only to residents of Georgia

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Valid for How Long

Georgia concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years

Shall Issue State

Georgia is a shall issue and does not require any training.

Is Georgia an Open Carry State?

You may open carry or conceal carry only if you have a CCW license from Georgia or a reciprocity state.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in Georgia.

60 days to process a CCW permit

Georgia Concealed Permit Requirements

Georgia gun laws for a concealed carry license require a person to be at least 21 years old or 18 if they are a member of the military. Applications are handled at the county level and filed with the Probate Court in the county of residence. No license is needed to carry a firearm in a person's home, vehicle, place of business, while fishing or hunting, or unloaded in a case. Interestingly, there is an ordinance in Kennesaw City, GA that states that all homeowners must own a firearm, although it is unlikely enforced.


County probate courts issue firearms licenses/permits to state residents 21 and older.

What You Should Know:

  •  At probate court, you will need an official form of identification, your payment, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for mailing your permit to you. Submit your application at the court along with your fingerprints. Within 5 days, a county probate judge will request a criminal history records check and a background check on you. Around 30 days later, law enforcement will finish the background check and determine whether you can get a license.

 

  • County probate judges may restrict state residents with criminal records from getting licenses.
  • If you've been in a mental hospital or drug treatment center within the last 5 years, you must ask that your county probate court judge approve your license application. The judge will seek a recommendation from the superintendent of your hospital or treatment center, and then determine whether it's safe for you to carry a gun.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or 18 if in the military.
  • Resident of the county you file the application in.
  • Must be a US citizen or lawful alien.
  • Your weapons license has not been revoked in the last 3 years.
  • Federal Law Requirements

Can I carry a gun in my car in Georgia?

You are allowed by law to openly or conceal carry a firearm in your vehicle without a permit. The law says you can only carry a firearm on your own property, this includes your vehicle, when you leave the vehicle you will need your conceal carry permit.

Georgia Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    It is not  in Georgia gun laws stating you must inform a law officer you have a firearm when stopped. The law does state that you must carry your permit at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.

    The Law
    § 16.11.137

  • In Georgia, Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    Yes, it is legal and you may consume alcohol moderately. 

  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • School bus
    • School function
    • School safety zone – building or property leased or owned by any public or private elementary, secondary, technical or vocational school, college, university or other institute of post secondary education
    • Secured area of an airport
    • In a courthouse
    • In a government building if restricted by security personnel
    • In a church or place of worship
    • In a jail or prison
    • In a state mental health facility
    • On the premises of a nuclear power facility
    • Within 150 feet of any polling place when elections are being conducted
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

  • Constitutional carry

    No

  • Carry in Restaurant

    Yes, 

  • Carry in State Parks

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

  • Premises that have Rules that state no firearms allowed:

    • College/Universities
    • Licensed Child Care facilities
    • Racing Association Grounds
    • An Emergency Respite Center
    • Licensed Pregnant and Parenting Teen Residential Programs and their facilities
    • Licensed Homes and facilities that Provide Care to Children
    • Overnight Youth Shelter and Residence Operated By the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.
    • All facilities operated by the Office of Administrative Hearings. 
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Georgia Conceal Carry Application Forms

  1. Download the application form or pickup from the Probate court. Some counties have online applications.
  2. You will need the following documents;
    • Completed application form.
    • Copy of birth certificate or US passport
    • Drivers license or state ID card showing your county address
  3. Submit your application at the county Probate court.
  4. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
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