Just applied for GA CCW....


September 15, 2003, 02:25 PM
Well I finally went down to the Bibb County courthouse and put in my application for a concealed carry permit
I was very pleased with the lady who took me through the process, she was courteous, efficient, and got me out in around half an hour
I was told it would probably take 3 months to get the permit out, because the FBI takes so long with their check.....anyone else from GA get their's quicker?
3 months....sheesh.....
anyone else in Bibb County want the info you need to get one give me a PM

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September 15, 2003, 02:35 PM
I applied for mine in Cobb County on Aug 22. The girl told me 2 - 4 months. I'm really hoping I'll have it before Christmas.

September 15, 2003, 05:24 PM
Wait 60 days then call them, I’ve heard of more than one occasion where everything came back good the judge signed the permit and the clerks tossed in on the desk and forgot about it.

Call at 60 days then call again at the 90 day mark.

September 15, 2003, 06:44 PM
1 month in Barrow for my wife. Took abt 6 wks in Gwinnett back in '94 for mine. I don't believe it's 3 mos just on the FBI's part. Once you have it, tho, renewals are nearly instant.

Quintin Likely
September 15, 2003, 08:30 PM
I'm in Chattahoochee county. Filed at the end of February, issued 16 May, so about 2-1/2 months. They initially told me 60-90 days though.

September 15, 2003, 08:37 PM
It does pay to live in the right spot!

From start to receipt of permit: 3 weeks. :D :neener: :D

September 15, 2003, 08:45 PM
I took my son to get his when he turned 21; that was 2 years ago. It was in Clayton country. The people were very nice and told him it would be approx 45-60 days before he'd get it in the mail. The damned thing came 5 days later; I couldn't believe it got here so quickly.
My renewals always take about 7-10 days to arrive.:)

September 15, 2003, 10:03 PM
it seems that some people get lucky and get theirs early.....
ill keep my fingers crossed....
come on FBI and GBI.....!

September 15, 2003, 10:05 PM
and it is awesome to not have to pay 100 plus bucks for the permit......i feel lucky shelling out 45 bucks compared to what you have to pay in FL or other states.....and no training requirement! = less money spent = nicer holster :)

September 15, 2003, 10:26 PM
I filled for my renewal almost the close of business on Thursday and got the renewal in the mail on Saturday. :D

September 16, 2003, 04:33 AM
Got mine in a month, 2 years ago from Gwinnett county. My wife got hers in 5 weeks.. they always over-estimate....;)

September 16, 2003, 08:01 AM
I believe mine came in 2 months. Maybe alittle less. Cobb Country here.

September 16, 2003, 08:26 AM
Don't try to get a CCW oermit expeditiously in Lowndes (Valdosta). It's county policy that you've got to be a resident for 6 months before you can even apply, then they tell you to expect a 4 month wait after that. 10 months just to get a CCW--Virginia had one to me in 3 weeks...


September 16, 2003, 09:11 AM
I got mine in Newton County in about 45 days. That was 5 years ago. I just went yesterday to get it renewed, only $20 for another 5 years. What a deal. Here's hoping I get the new one before the old one expires.

September 16, 2003, 10:35 AM
I got mine in White county in one month, my fiance's came in six weeks.

September 16, 2003, 12:54 PM
So you guys have to wait for your renewal? In Barrow, I just walk from the Clerk w/my paperwork over to the sheriff's office for the records check, and then back to the clerk and she hands me a still-warm, newly laminated renewed license. Takes abt 45 minutes or less.

September 16, 2003, 06:03 PM
my roommate just found out i applied.......his response was "so you are just going to start carrying a gun around!?"
i hope he doesnt tell all our friends, that would befeat the purpose :rolleyes:
sigh....i would have liked for him not to know but he would have found out eventually

Safety First
September 16, 2003, 06:55 PM
8 weeks for mine in a county near Bibb,boy that was a long wait

September 16, 2003, 06:56 PM
Good luck with that one BSR, you definitely need to be careful who knows. I told someone who I thought would be cool about it and the first chance they got they wanted me to show someone my gun!:rolleyes:

September 16, 2003, 07:20 PM
and its not like i can carry it much, since im at school most of the time
unfortunately in GA you cant carry at colleges.....i guess the shootings at Texas, Applachian State, and Case Western show that there is never violence on college campuses
oh well....something to write the reps about.....
definitely going to be discreet with who i tell......

September 16, 2003, 07:43 PM
Got my first one about 10/ 15 years ago (decatur), only took a month or less..... they always give you the high end :)

September 16, 2003, 08:16 PM
I'm a couple of days away from 4 months since applying for mine in Gwinnett. The process was easy enough, I just don't like waiting! It's been about a year since I've carried...I'll have to get used to it all over again.

September 17, 2003, 02:41 AM
hey Bowstreet....I am in Houston County (Warner Robins) I went and applied for mine last Friday. Where do you go to shoot at?

September 17, 2003, 09:28 AM
Glockjeeper, PM in the box:)

September 17, 2003, 01:10 PM
Fellows, I may be wrong, but I thought I read somewhere in all that fine print, that the state or county or whatever, had sixty days to respond with your permit. I got mine in 59 days.

September 17, 2003, 08:36 PM
Well, I no sooner mention that mine's a little overdue and then it pops up in the mail today. 2 days shy of 4 months. Oh well, better late than never...at least it ain't Kali!

September 17, 2003, 11:35 PM
I'm in Henry County and when I applied they told me at least 6 to 8 weeks. It came in the mail in 42 days.

September 18, 2003, 04:15 PM
I beleive the resources at packing.org note that Georgia state statute says they have 60 days to issue or deny your CCW. From what I understand, a lot of counties are copping out by saying that the FBI is back-logged and taking a long time with the requests.

I was not aware GA CWW applications went all the way up to the FBI...no wonder they can't keep track of anything if they're doing idiotic background checks a County Deputy could be accessing through NCIC.


September 19, 2003, 07:35 AM
Well, it looks like Newton County can't keep up with Barrow County but they're trying. I applied for my renewal on Monday and got my shiny new license yesterday (Thursday). Not too shabby. On a side note, if the issue number is any indication of license holders then it looks like the number of CCW's in Newton County is about half of what it was is 1998. :confused:

September 19, 2003, 10:01 AM
i think they have to go to the FBI because the permit excepts you from an NCIC check, which goes through the FBI
if im wrong someone please correct me...just a guess:rolleyes:

September 19, 2003, 01:50 PM
It took about 60-90 days, IIRC, to get mine in Carroll County about a year ago.


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