How to Apply for a Firearms License
The Probate Court of Dawson County issues firearms licenses to all qualified persons who are residents of Dawson County, Georgia.
Firearms licenses may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Applicants must report to the Dawson County Probate Court (located in the Dawson County Government Center) to apply for a firearms license. Requirements for a firearms permit include:
- Must be 21 years of age;
- Must be a resident of Dawson County, Georgia;
- Must submit a picture identification including physical address;
- Must submit to a criminal background check before any license is issued (if the applicant has been convicted of any drug charges, misdemeanor or felony, or if there are any convictions or pending charges under the Domestic Violence Act, a firearm permit will not be issued. Convicted felons and persons suffering from mental illness are also barred from receiving a permit to carry a concealed weapon. If you have questions regarding the various prohibitions for firearms licenses, you may discuss the issues in person with Probate Court personnel); and
- Fees: $69.75 cash, cashier check, or money order made payable to Dawson County Probate Court at time of application and $5.00 cash which must be presented to the Dawson County Detention Center at the time the applicant appears for fingerprinting.
If approved, the license is valid for five years.
For additional information relating to the application for a firearms permit, please contact the Dawson County Probate Court at 706-344-3580.