Firearm License Information​

Firearms license applications (Weapon Carry Permit) are accepted Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. 

You must be at least 21 years of age and a permanent resident of Lincoln County to apply, or 18 military, and has completed the firearm course.
You must provide identification, such as a driver’s license.
The fee for new permits is $30.00  cash or check and $54.00 exact cash for Background Check at the Sheriffs Office. All fees must be paid and the application must be processed at the time of applying.  It takes an average of 10-12 days to process once fingerprints are done.

We accept cash, money orders, or cashier’s checks made payable to “Probate Court” as forms of payment.

The following states are entitled to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, 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, Virginia*, West Virginia, Wisconsin* and Wyoming.

*Virginia and Wisconsin recognize only those Georgia licenses issued to persons 21 years of age or older; Georgia recognizes all Virginia and Wisconsin licenses.  

If you have any questions, please call The Probate Court at (706) 359-5528.