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What is the process (and COST) to receive a concealed carry permit (CCW, CWP) 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.
- Submit a check or money order for your concealed carry permit fees ($55)
- 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.