When you apply in our office, you will be seen by a vital records intake clerk, who will review your documents, process your application and take your payment. Once this process is completed, you will return to the lobby and will be called in by the deputy for your photo and fingerprints. The turnaround time to receive your permit is 3-6 weeks, if there are no issues with your background check. Once your permit is issued, it is valid for 5 years.
You may now electronically submit the Preliminary Gun Permit Application securely online. Within 2 weeks of submitting the application online, you must appear in person at the Probate Court office and meet with a clerk to finalize the application, pay the required fees and meet with the Sheriff's Deputy to be fingerprinted and photographed. Payment cannot be made online or over the phone.
Complete Preliminary Application Online
Hours of Operation
2019 Court Closings
99 Sims Street, McDonough, GA 30253
Main Phone: 770 288 7600
TTY: 770 288 6818
Probate Fax: 770 288 7616
Vital Records Fax: 770 288 7562
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