How to Get a Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon in Florida


Things You'll Need:

Application packet, Weapon training class, Passport-style photo, Fingerprint card, Initial fee, Notarized application

1 Get an application packet for a concealed weapon permit by contacting the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This Division of Licensing packet contains a copy of Chapter 790, Florida Statutes, fingerprint card and return envelope.

2 Read Chapter 790 of the Florida Statutes. It covers what you need to know concerning the state's firearms laws. By law you must read and understand this statute.

3 Complete the required weapons training class. Present proof of fulfillment with your application. Those with a military honorable discharge need to show their DD-214 document for a permit. See application for approved documents.

4 Take a passport-style color photograph to submit with your application.

5 Go to your local law enforcement agency with the fingerprint card. You must be fingerprinted. Specific instructions are on the card.

6 Pay an initial application fee. Make payment only with a cashier's check, money order or certified check to the Florida Department of State. This fee is non-refundable.

7 Then mail your application. Allow 90 days for processing.