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.

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Government Holidays
 


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

 


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  REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMIT APPLICATIONS
 

You must fill out one of the below DeKalb County Police Department Permits Unit Applications except for firearm/gun permits. Please click on Permits Application or Canvassing Other Application. Applications must be submitted 48 hours prior to your appointment at DKPDPermitsTaxiWreck@dekalbcountyga.gov.

First Time Applicants (excluding Firearms) 

• 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

We accept Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards for all transactions over $5.00. 

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

Click here for a list of business license background investigations and fingerprinting fees.

  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
  • Carnival operators
  • Escort/dating
  • Pawn Shops
  • Precious metal dealers/employees
  • Door to door sales

Private parties where alcohol is being sold require a permit. 

Click here for Permit fees.

  REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION (BOOTING) BUSINESS LICENSE
 

Click here for information on vehicle immobilization licensing.

  REQUIREMENTS FOR FIREARM PERMITS 
 

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 $5.00 cash.
  REQUIREMENTS FOR MISCELLANEOUS FINGERPRINT
 

We provide fingerprinting for Firearm/Gun permits and manual fingerprints on cards for other miscellaneous reasons (employment purposes, job applications, private adoptions, etc.). 

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

You must apply for all Firearm/Gun Permits at the DeKalb County Probate Court before arriving at the Permit Office.  

  YOU ARE INELIGIBLE FOR AN ALCOHOL PERMIT IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:
 
  • 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
 

Click here for a list of County contracted wrecker/towing companies.

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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