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Circuit Court Clerk - Obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit
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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

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This email account is intended for general inquiries only. For specific case-related inquiries, please call the Clerk’s Office during public service hours to speak with a staff member in the appropriate division.

The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

Public Service Hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Recording Hours
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Circuit Court Clerk - Obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit

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Applications are available in the Clerk's Office and are also available on the Virginia State Police’s website.


  • Applicants must apply in the City or County of their residence (i.e., only Chesterfield residents may apply through the Chesterfield Circuit Court).
  • First-time applicants must appear in the Clerk’s Office and must present 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).
  • First-time applicants are required to provide proof of competency with a handgun.
    •  Individuals who hold a permit from another state and who wish to obtain a permit from this Court must provide proof of competency with a handgun as well.   


  • For faster processing, applicants are encouraged to provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for use in forwarding the permit, if granted.
  • Processing of these applications can take up to 45 days.  
  • The Clerk’s Office will mail the permit (or notice of denial) to the applicant. 


  • The processing fee is $50.


For questions relating to the enforcement of the law governing concealed handgun permits, please contact the Virginia State Police at (804) 674-2676.