First-time applicants

All original Florida concealed weapon license applications are reviewed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and licenses are mailed to recipients.

Determine if you are eligible for a concealed weapon license by reading the eligibility requirements below:

  1. Appointments are recommended but not required for a concealed weapon license. Schedule an appointment.
  2. To submit your application in person using our fast-track process, please bring required documentation:
    • A state issued driver license or photo identification card.
      • If a you are 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)
      • If you are a permanent resident alien: USCIS documentation showing permanent resident alien status (I-551)
      • Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens do not qualify for a concealed weapon license.
    • A copy of a training document or other certificate that confirms you are proficient with a firearm. Click here to learn more about the acceptable forms of training and the proof of training documentation required.
    • If you have ever been arrested, please bring certified copies of the court documentation reflecting the final disposition of the charge(s) filed against you.
    • Your payment. Review the State-established licensing fees.
  3. The State has 90 days after receipt of a complete application to issue or deny the application. Processing may take longer than 90 days if additional information regarding criminal records must be obtained. Check the status of your application by calling (850) 245-5691 and selecting option 1 or by visiting the FDACS website.

Review Section 790.06, Florida Statutes, to learn more about the law pertaining to concealed weapons and firearms.

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