SSN Removed from GFL App; State Calls Case Moot (Again)

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has changed the GFL application form for the second time in less than a year in response to a GCO member federal lawsuit. Now, the form no longer requests SSN or employment information, even on an optional basis. The state claims that the form has been distributed to all probate judges, with instructions to destroy earlier versions of the form. The state says once again that the pending lawsuit is moot, because of the change in the form. After the state’s first change in the form, it called the case moot, and the federal district court dismissed the case. The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed, ruling that the case was not moot. The briefs of the Department of Public Safety and the Carroll County Probate Judge can be found here:


3 Responses to “SSN Removed from GFL App; State Calls Case Moot (Again)”

  1. mzmtg Says:

    I called the Cherokee County court today.

    They claimed to have NOT been given new forms or instructions.


  2. adcurt Says:

    I applied for my GFL two weeks ago in Fulton County (North Atlanta office) and was required to give my SSN information and employer.

    Someone needs to make a phone call. 🙂

    (First post.)

  3. hopper_d Says:

    I also in Richmond County had to give both couple of months ago when I applied for the first time.