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Weapons Carry Licenses (WCL)

The Probate Court of Rabun County issues five year Weapons Carry Licenses to all eligible persons who are residents of Rabun County, Georgia.

Requirements for Issuance of Weapons Carry License:

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age (or at least 18 years of age and provide proof that you have completed basic training in the armed forces of the United States, and provide proof that you are actively serving in the armed forces of the United States or have been honorably discharged from such service)
  • Applicant must be domiciled in Rabun County and provide valid government-issued photo ID as proof of Rabun County residency (ex: valid Georgia Driver's License with physical Rabun County address)
  • Applicant must submit to a criminal and mental background check before any license is issued, and there must be no state or federal prohibitors on those records. If you have questions regarding the various prohibitors for Weapons Carry Licenses, you may discuss the issues in person with Probate Court personnel

Application Process:

Applications

Georgia Weapons Carry License Applications may now be submitted online.  Applicants must still visit Rabun County Probate Court to sign their application after submission, but using the online form will make your visit quicker.  Please DO NOT print an application from any other source and bring to the Court.  You must answer questions and sign the application after a deputy clerk of the Probate Court prints it and presents it to you.  Please read these instructions before logging in to understand the process.

Warning

Applications must be done in person at the Probate Court in the county where you reside.  Online forms for applications do not complete the process.

Application and payment

At the Probate Court you will complete the application and consent forms for fingerprinting and background checks.  Applications are accepted during regular business hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Please also:

  • Present valid government issued photo ID with your street address on it
  • Pay the application fee (cashier's check, money order or Visa/Mastercard with a convenience fee)
  • $73.25 New WCL (non-refundable)                    
  • $30 Renewal WCL (non-refundable)

Fingerprints and Background Check

After you complete the application, the deputy clerk will scan your fingerprints (if new application), capture your image for the WCL and then obtain a background check for the judge to review.

Obtaining the Approved License

If your license application is approved, your license will be mailed to you at the mailing address you give the Court on the application.  You may receive your WCL in one to two weeks from the date you completed the application process at the Probate Court.  It may take longer if you have a criminal record that needs to be reviewed.  If you lose your license or it is destroyed, you must report to the Probate Court immediately to be eligible for a replacement license. 

For additional information relating to the application for a Weapons Carry License, please contact Rabun County Probate Court.

Click here for WCL online application.  Once you submit application, CALL THE COURT AT 706-782-3614 FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU DON'T MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITHIN 14 DAYS OF COMPLETING ONLINE APPLICATION, YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-SUBMIT APPLICATION AS IT DROPS OFF QUEUE.

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