Entities Exempt from Licensing Requirements:
- A bank or trust company, credit union, savings bank organized under the laws of a State or the United States (the deposits of which are federally insured);
- The United States Postal Service;
- The authorized agent of a licensee;
- A federal or state governmental department, agency, authority, or instrumentality and its authorized agents.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Application fees for new licenses/registrations are non-refundable, regardless of whether a license or registration is granted. A checklist is included in the application package to assist applicants in ensuring that they submit all appropriate documents to the Department.
Fingerprint Processing - "GAPS"
Fingerprint processing is available statewide through the Georgia Applicant Processing Services (GAPS). License and registration applicants who need to provide the Department with fingerprints for owners, officers and control persons, or for employees who may require the submission of fingerprint cards as a result of incomplete or questionable background check processing may now use the GAPS service. Out-of-state applicants without access to a Georgia GAPS location may still request fingerprint cards for submission directly to the Department. In-State applicants should use a GAPS location if possible. For more information and instructions, click on the GAPS links below. The GAPS form is a Word document for completion and return to the Department. On-line requests for hardcopy cards will be handled generally on the next business day.