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Process for Getting Your Concealed Carry Permit in Florida:
You can receive all the paperwork you need to apply for your concealed carry permit for free at this link.
Here is the process to receive your conceal carry permit:
- Head down to Walgreens and get yourself a passport photo. ($10)
- Take a firearm safety training class with the NRA (us!) (We used to charge $85, but now our class is FREE! Read more here!)
- If you have any criminal charges on you in the past, get certified copies of your records to submit as well.
- Take a fingerprint card to a local sheriff’s office and get your fingerprints taken. Electronic fingerprints can expedite things way faster. Here’s some information on electronic fingerprints. ($10 at the Sheriff’s office, then $31.5 to submit them to Florida)
- Fill out your application (in ink) or type the information.
- Get your application notarized (no longer a requirement, but we still notarize applications during our classes). ($5)
- Submit a check or money order for your concealed carry permit fees ($60)
- Send it away!
We are offering a FREE concealed carry class – and we can now handle your PHOTOS and application lookover service for just $20 bucks! Read about our FREE Concealed Carry Classes here.
What is a good concealed weapon for me?
Answering that question is like answering, “what’s the best car for me?” There’s just so many options – price range, size, shape, revolver, automatic, etc.
We only buy handguns that are great for concealed carry – be sure to check out our online gun store!
What is the difference between a CCW, CWP, and concealed carry permit?
Nothing. All of these names refer to a license to carry a concealed weapon. Here are some common names for a carry permit:
- Concealed carry permit
- Concealed carry license
- Concealed weapons permit
- Concealed weapons license
I want to get a conceal carry permit (CCW, CWP). How do I know if I am eligible or not?
Here is a full list of requirements to get a CCW in Florida.
The eligibility requirements to get a CCW (CWP) or concealed weapons permit are as follows:
- You must be 21 years of age or older.
- You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
- Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (US) AND be a US citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
Possible reasons you would be denied a CWP (concealed weapons permit:
- The physical inability to handle a firearm safely
- A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).
- Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.
- A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.
- A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
- A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
- Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.
- Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
- Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.
- Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.
- Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.
- A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
- Being a fugitive from justice.
Where can I carry a concealed weapon?
You can carry a concealed weapon almost anywhere. Here are places you cannot carry a concealed firearm in Florida:
- Government buildings (post office, schools, courtrooms, etc)
- Bars (or establishments that sell mostly alcohol)
If a business has a sign on the door that prohibits firearms in their building, is it a crime for me to enter while I’m carrying concealed?
No. It is not a crime to enter the building.
A business cannot remove your right to the second amendment with a sign on their door, however, if someone notices your firearm and asks you to leave, you must leave the building immediately without being rude or causing a scene. If you fail to leave the building, you will be charged with trespassing – and if you trespass with a firearm, you’re in pretty bad shape.
In every movie theater in Citrus County, there is a sign outside the door that states firearms and other concealed weapons are not allowed. I actively choose to ignore that sign – because I’d rather be” tried by 12 than carried by 6.” What happened in Colorado isn’t going to happen on my watch!
Which Concealed Carry Class Should I Take?
Hands down, our course is the best concealed carry class on the planet. We offer way more information than most classes.
Do I Need a Concealed Carry License to Have a Gun in My Vehicle?
No. Here in Florida, if you are lawfully allowed to own a handgun, you may have a concealed gun in your glove box or center console at any time. It can be loaded and there is no requirement to have your gun in a holster.