Permits

  DeKalb County Police Department
Permits, Taxi, Wrecker Unit

3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032  
 MAP
(404) 297-3934
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(last application is taken at 3:45 p.m.)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Government Holidays
 


Appointment encouraged, please check the link to the right for availability:

 

 


PTW Calendar

  PERMIT APPLICATIONS
 

Individuals seeking permits must fill out one of the below DeKalb County Police Department Permits Unit Applications except those seeking firearm/gun permits.  Please click on Permits Application or Canvassing Other Application for the appropriate document. A Permits Application must be submitted 48 hours prior to your appointment. If your application has not been received your appointment will be canceled. Please submit your application to DKPDPermitsTaxiWreck@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Required Identification:
There are NO exceptions and copies are NOT accepted. Social Security Cards are NOT accepted.

First Time Applicants (excluding Firearms) - you will need One Primary ID and One Secondary ID:

• Current Valid State-issued Driver’s License
• Current Valid State-issued ID Card

  AND one of the following:

• U.S. Passport
• U.S. Military ID Card
• U.S. Birth Certificate
• Certificate of Naturalization
• Resident / Employment Authorization Card

 Renewal ONLY - you will need one of the following:

• Current Valid State-issued Driver’s License
• Current Valid State-issued ID Card

Walk-ins may wait longer because appointments are handled first; therefore, appointments are encouraged.

  TYPES OF PERMITS ISSUED:
 

Regulated business permits for:

• Alcohol Sales Establishments:
  (restaurants, nightclubs, package stores, etc.)

• Adult Entertainment Establishments:
      a) entertainers/dancers
      b) alcohol servers/bartenders
      c) all other employees

Private parties where alcohol is being sold require a permit. 

  REGULATED BUSINESS PERMITS:
 

Carnival Operators

• Escort / Dating

• Pawn Shops

• Precious Metal Dealers / Employees

• Door-to-Door Sales

  VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION (BOOTING) BUSINESS LICENSE:
 

To obtain an immobilization business or operator permit, you must have the following:

  • Permit application (white form obtained from the DeKalb Police Permits, Taxi, Wrecker Unit)
  • Business application (white form obtained from the DeKalb Police Permits, Taxi, Wrecker Unit)
  • Owner's identification (primary and secondary needed)
  • Company fee schedule 
  • Body camera type
  • Company certificate of insurance
  • List of employees who will be booting
  • List of all addresses in DeKalb where booting will take place
  FIREARM PERMITS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING:
 

Current valid State-issued driver’s License, current valid state-issued ID, or US Passport

  • U.S. citizens born abroad and applicants who are naturalized U.S. citizens must provide a U.S. passport, certificate of naturalization, or resident alien card, in addition to their state-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID
  • Probate Court Application and exactly $5.00 cash (no coins). 
  MISCELLANEOUS FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS:
 

We provide fingerprinting for Firearm/Gun permits and manual fingerprints on cards for other miscellaneous reasons (employment purposes, job applications, private adoptions, etc.).  We DO NOT provide fingerprinting for U.S. Immigration, passports, or for items pertaining to the Department of Human Resources (Adult Care, Child Care, State Adoptions, etc.).  If you need manual prints on cards, you must supply your own cards (original cards only, no copies).

  • Current valid State-issued driver’s license, current valid state-issued ID, or US Passport
  • The top portion of the card must be filled out by you or the company (business) requiring fingerprints
  • The card has to be accompanied by either the location's ORI number or you will need to bring in paperwork to explain the reason fingerprints are needed.

For all manual prints, you must arrive at the Permits Office with your cards completed and checked in before 3:45 p.m.

NOTE:  All Firearm/Gun Permits must be applied for at the DeKalb County Probate Court before arriving at the Permit Office.  The Probate Application is located in Probate Court.

DeKalb County Probate Court
556 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030   MAP
Phone:  (404) 371-2601

  FEES:
 

All fees over $50.00 must be paid by cashier's check or money order.

Fees $50.00 and under may be paid by cash, money order, or debit/credit card (Mastercard/Visa). Exact change is preferred.

No personal or business checks or coins accepted.

  PERMIT TYPES FEES  
  Alcohol sales establishments:
(restaurants, nightclubs, package stores, etc.) 
$35.00   
  Adult entertainment establishments    
 

1. Entertainers/dancers

2. Alcohol servers/bartenders

3. All other employees

$300.00 

$200.00 

$200.00 

 
  Carnival operators $50.00   
  Escort/dating  $300.00  
  Pawn shop $200.00  
  Precious metals dealers $300.00  
  Precious metals employees $50.00  
  Door-to-door sales $100.00  
  Vehicle immobilization business permit $100.00  
  Vehicle immobilization operator's permit $100.00  
  YOU ARE INELIGIBLE FOR AN ALCOHOL PERMIT IF ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU:
 
  • Felony conviction within the last 10 years
  • Felony probation within the last 5 years
  • Misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude within the last 10 years
  • 2nd DUI conviction within 5 years of the first conviction
  • Under 18 years of age
  FINGERPRINTING FEES  
  Firearms license applicants $5.00 (No coins)
  Miscellaneous fingerprints $5.00 Per card
  BUSINESS LICENSE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS (per applicant)  FEES  
  Alcohol sales establishments $50.00  
  Adult entertainment establishments $50.00  
  Massage therapy establishments $50.00  
  Pawn shops $35.00   
  Security/private detective businesses $35.00   
  Locksmith businesses $35.00   
  Taxi/Limousine businesses $35.00   
  Firearms dealers $100.00   
  Pool room establishments $100.00   
  Escort/dating services $1,000.00  
  CONTRACTED WRECKER/TOW COMPANIES:
 

Brown & Brown Wrecker Service
3854 North Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 457-3879
ALL TOWS FOR DKPD NORTH/CENTRAL PRECINCT

S&W Towing
2158 Tucker Industrial Road
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 493-9083
ALL TOWS FOR DKPD TUCKER PRECINCT
**ALL LARGE VEHICLE TOWS (VEHICLES WITH OVER SIX (6) WHEELS) ALL PRECINCTS

Statewide Wrecker Service
6995 Covington Hwy.
Lithonia, GA 30058
(770) 322-9688
ALL TOWS FOR DKPD EAST PRECINCT

South DeKalb Transport & Storage
7043 Rogers Lake Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
(404) 508-0246
ALL TOWS FOR DKPD SOUTH PRECINCT

To file a complaint against any of the contracted wrecker/tow companies, please contact the Permits Office at DKPDPermitsTaxiWreck@dekalbcountyga.gov.

           
 

CONTACT US:
DeKalb Police Department
Permits, Taxi, Wrecker Unit
3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032

(404) 297-3934
DKPDPermitsTaxiWreck@dekalbcountyga.gov

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