AT YOUR APPOINTMENT you will complete your application at a computer station. You will need the following items:
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:
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.
Florida issues licenses to non-residents. The process is the same as for residents.
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.
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.
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.