Concealed Handgun Permit

The Application


Any person 21 years of age or older may apply in writing to the Clerk of the Circuit Court in which he or she resides, or if he or she is a member of the United States Armed Forces, the county, or city in which he or she is domiciled, for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun. §18.2-308.02

View or download the Concealed Handgun Permit Application.

First Time Applicants


You must provide the clerk with:
  • The entire original completed application
  • One valid form of photo identification issued by a governmental agency of the Commonwealth or by the U.S. Department of Defense or U.S. State Department (passport).
  • A copy of your certificate of competence with a handgun. How to Provide Competency Information
  • A copy of all addresses for last five years

Renewal Applicants


Application for permit renewal should be submitted at least 90 days but no more than 180 days prior to the expiration of your existing permit.

You must provide the clerk with:
  • The entire completed application
  • A copy of your certificate of competence with a handgun OR a copy of previously issued concealed handgun permit from any Virginia Circuit Court

Filing Fee


The application filing fee is $40. Payable by cash, check, money order or credit card. All credit card transactions will include a 4% surcharge. Checks can be made payable to Clerk of Court.

**Please note that if you plan to visit our office, electronic devices such as phones, tablets, computers, etc. are not allowed in the building.**

More Information


After Completion of the Application
Criteria For Waiver of Fees