Concealed Handgun Permits

  1. Obtain a Permit
  2. Renew a Permit
  3. Replacement Permit
  4. Competency Requirements

Obtaining a Permit

Application

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

Requirements

  • 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 person and must present valid photo identification issued by
    • a governmental agency of the Commonwealth
    • 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.

Process

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

Fees

The processing fee is $50

Payments

Payment types accepted

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