FLORIDA - Concealed Carry Permit Process

How Do I Apply for a Florida Concealed Weapons License?

COMPLETE a firearm training course, if required.
Online Applicants will skip Step 2

SCHEDULE an appointment to complete the application at either a FDACS Regional Office or a Tax Collector’s Office.

AT YOUR APPOINTMENT you will complete your application at a computer station. You will need the following items:

  • Driver’s license or State ID
  • Firearms training certificate

Staff will also take your fingerprints and photo at this time and you’ll be required to pay the fee.

ONLINE APPLICANTS will need the following items:

  • Firearms Training certificate
  • Digital passport-style photo taken within the last 30 days

Submit your application and pay the fee. Within 90 days, have your fingerprints taken by a Division of Licensing Regional Office or Law Enforcement Agency.

IN CERTAIN COUNTIES you may be required to take a psychological test to assess your moral character and judgment.

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

What are the Fees and Terms?

Where Can I find Application Forms?

What are the Florida Concealed Weapons License Requirements?

An Applicant Must:

What Concealed Carry Permit Options Exist Based on Residency?

Non-Resident Concealed Carry Licenses

Florida issues licenses to non-residents. The process is the same as for residents.

Moving to Florida and would like to apply for a resident license? How soon can you apply? Florida issues licenses to residents and non-residents. You can apply for your resident license once you have registered to vote, made a statement of domicile or filed for a homestead tax exemption on property in Florida. If you have a valid concealed carry license issued in your former home state, that license remains in effect for 90 days following the date on which you establish legal state residence in Florida.

Moving from Florida and have a Florida resident license? Does that license transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your Florida license remains valid? If a person with a Florida concealed weapons license establishes residency in another state, the license is valid until it expires provided you notify the Division of Licensing of your change of address as required.

What are the Firearms Training Requirements in Florida?

Florida law requires you to submit proof of competency with a firearm. A copy of a Certificate of Completion or similar document from any of the following courses or classes is acceptable: 

No additional training is required for permit renewals.

How Do I Renew My Concealed Carry Permit in Florida?

Approximately 150 days prior to the expiration date of your license, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will send you a renewal form with complete instructions on how to renew your license. You may renew it up to 6 months after it has expired, however, there is a late fee of $15 for renewing after the expiration date.

If your license has been expired for longer than 6 months, it cannot be renewed. You must apply for a new license.

DOWNLOAD the application form or
SUBMIT an online application.

COMPLETE the application and PAY the fee.

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX – You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

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