Firearms Permits

The applicant must be at least 21 years old and have a government-issued identification to prove age and Effingham County residency. We process gun permits until 3 p.m.


  • $80 - this fee includes fingerprinting.
  • We only accept checks, cash (no bills larger than $20), or money orders.
  • Two separate checks or money orders are required one for $72 (permit) and one for $8 (fingerprinting).


After the applicant has filled out the application they will take it to the Effingham County Jail to be fingerprinted. The Effingham County Jail is open for fingerprints from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The Probate Court will only take applications between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Gun permit renewals are $36. Fingerprints are not required.