The Probate Court is unable to take appointments for weapons carry licenses at this time. New and renewal applications may be completed online; however, the process, including fingerprints, must be finalized in person. Pursuant to Governor Kemp’s Executive Order dated July 15, 2020, anyone with a weapon carry license expiring on or after February 13, 2020 will have 120 days from the expiration date on the face of the license to renew their license. This extension currently exists through the end of the state of emergency.
The court will begin taking appointments once it is safe to do so. Please check back periodically for updates.
To replace a lost or stolen license or to change an address or name please see instructions below for mail in application.
Effective August 2, 2020, due to an increase in GBI State/Federal Records check, the cost for a new Weapons Carry License will increase from $77.00 to $79.00.
Sarah S. Harris, Judge
Elizabeth Whidby, Clerk
601 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201
Court Division Room (478) 621-6494
License Division Room (478) 621-6493
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weapons Carry License
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m
Note: Customers need to arrive prior to 4 p.m. to allow sufficient time to conclude all business with the Court. There will be no payments accepted after 4:30 p.m.
Obtaining a Weapons Carry License in Bibb County
In order to obtain a weapons carry license in Georgia, you are required to be photographed, fingerprinted, and must undergo a criminal background investigation by the GBI and FBI.
Upon receipt of the background investigations, if there is nothing to prohibit the issuance of your license, we will issue your license to you. The background investigations may take as long as one month. The license is valid for five years, unless revoked.
To apply for a weapons carry license, you must:
- Apply for your weapons carry license in the county in which you are domiciled
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Applicant who is not a citizen of the United states must provide proof of legal presence in the U.S.
- Naturalized citizens of the U.S. must provide naturalization certificate and original INS number
- If you are 18-20 years of age, you may apply for a weapons carry license if adequate proof of the following is provided to the court:
- That you have completed basic training and
- That you are actively serving in the armed forces of the United States or that you have been honorably discharged from such service.
Applicants Must Bring the Following Items to Probate Court
Valid Georgia identification with current Macon-Bibb County address (P.O. boxes are not accepted);
If your ID does not show your current Macon-Bibb County address, you must adequately prove your domicile by providing the court sufficient documentation such as (more than one will be required):
- Government issued ID card
- Voter registration card
- Income tax records
- Property tax statement
- Utility bills
- Lease agreement
Applicants for Renewal License
To apply for a renewal, you must present a valid weapons carry license which, at the time of submission of the renewal application:
- cannot be more than 30 days expired and
- cannot have more than 90 days remaining until expiration
Renewal Fee: $30.00 Cash, Debit card, MasterCard, or Visa Card (additional service fee assessed to card)
Applicants for Replacement License
If your license is lost, damaged, or stolen, you may obtain a replacement. You must report such loss or damage to this court within 48 hours of discovering it. If your license is damaged, you should bring it with you.
Replacement Fee: $7.00 Cash, Debit card, MasterCard, or Visa card(additional service fee assessed to card)
|Type of Fee||Cost||Payment Type|
|Original License||$77.00||Cash, Money Order, or MasterCard/Visa Card (With Service Charge Fee)|
|Renewal License||$30.00||Cash, Money Order, or MasterCard/Visa Card (With Service Charge Fee)|
|Replacement of Lost or Stolen Card or Change of Address||$7.00||Cash, Money Order, or MasterCard/Visa Card (With Service Charge Fee)|
Apply for a Weapons Carry License
Please visit https://www.georgiaprobaterecords.com to apply your license online.