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 by appointment only Wed to Friday 8:30 to 3:00pm
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Fees


  • $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).

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.

Renewals


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

As of 7/1/2020 the Effingham County Probate Court will be offering online renewal for Concealed Weapons Permit. This is for original issues from Effingham County ONLY.

The rule of renewing 90 days before & 30 days after expiration date can be mailed in.

Fill out all forms, and mail with copy of Driver’s License (with current physical Effingham address), Gun Permit, and payment of $36 (check or money order only) to Effingham County Probate Court, 700 N Pine St, Suite 146, Springfield, GA 31329. Any incomplete non eligible renewals will be returned back to applicant. All applications will be processed weekly with turnaround of 2 weeks with new permit mailed back to applicant.

ALL NEW APPLICATIONS and OUT OF COUNTY RENEWALS WILL NEED TO CALL THE PROBATE COURT & SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Click Here for the Privacy form
Click here for the CWP Consent form
Click here for the CWP Renewal Application