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Concealed Weapon Permits
Legislation passed in 2014 allows the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to partner with Florida Tax Collectors to offer a streamlined and secure application process.

The concealed weapon license application will be completed at a computer station then reviewed and notarized. The applicant will be photographed and electronically fingerprinted. The process takes less than an hour and prescreening decreases the likelihood of the application being delayed due to errors or omissions.

An applicant's eligibility for licensure will be made by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Review Florida Statues Section Section 790.06 to learn more.

First-Time Applicants
  • Determine if you are eligible for a concealed weapon license by reading the eligibility requirements or answering a few simple questions.
  • Applicants must demonstrate competency with a firearm in order to qualify for a license. Learn more about the acceptable forms of training.
  • Read the Application Instructions to learn what is required when you complete and submit your application.
  • Bring all of the required documentation with you so that you can submit your application in person.
    1. If a U.S. citizen born outside the U.S.: U.S. passport, Certificate of Birth Abroad (FS-240), Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350), Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570) or Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561)
    2. If a permanent resident alien: USCIS documentation showing permanent resident alien status (I-551) along with proof of residence of at least 90 days, such as utility bills, pay stubs or credit statements
    3. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens do not qualify for a concealed weapon license.
  • Check the status of your application online or by calling (850) 245-5691 (850) 245-5691 and selecting the first option
Licensing Fees

Please note: If paying by credit card, our third-party payment processor, Point & Pay, will charge a 2.5% convenience fee.

CONCEALED WEAPON OR FIREARM FEE SCHEDULE

 

LICENSE TYPE

FINGERPRINT PROCESSING FEE

INITIAL LICENSE FEE

SERVICE FEE

TOTAL

 

Concealed Weapon or Firearm
Florida Resident

$42

$70

$22

$134

                                       

Concealed Weapon or Firearm
Out of State Resident

$42

$70

$22

$134

Florida Law Enforcement Officer
ACTIVE

NONE

$70

$22

$92

Florida Law Enforcement Officer
RETIRED within preceding year

NONE

NONE

$22

$22

Florida Law Enforcement Officer
RETIRED more than one year

$42

$30

$22

$94

Consular Security Official

NONE

$300

$22

$322

Judge, ACTIVE

NONE

NONE

$22

$22

Renewals

$60

$12

$72



Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What will happen once I arrive?

A1: One of our staff members will direct you to a room where you will complete an on-line application form. (Please note that you do not need to complete an application form in advance.) We will review your application for completeness and notarize it. Then, we will take your photograph and electronically scan your fingerprints.

Q2: How long will it take to do this?

A2: You should be able to complete the entire process in an half hour or less.

Q3: How long will it take for FDACS to process my concealed weapon license application?

A3: By law, FDACS has 90 days from the date your application is submitted to process it (Section 790.06, Florida Statutes). However, using our fast-track process, the wait is considerably shorter. You may always check on the status of your application by calling (850) 245-5691 (850) 245-5691 and selecting option 1.

Q4: Is your office responsible for deciding who is eligible to receive a concealed weapon license?

A4: No, our office will simply be accepting applications, taking ID photos and fingerprinting applicants. The FDACS will continue to process all applications and make determinations regarding an applicant’s eligibility for licensure.

Q5: Is my personal information still protected and exempt from public record if I apply in person at your office?

A5: This convenience does not change the integrity of the concealed weapon license program. All personal identifying information of applicants and licensees will continue to be confidential and exempt from disclosure as public records. (Section 790.0601, Florida Statutes)

Q6: Can I renew my concealed weapon license at your office?

A6: Yes, bring your renewal application in with you when you come to the office.

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