How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR
FLORIDA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT
1. You must be at least 21 years of age to apply for your Florida concealed weapons permit.
2. You must be either a US citizen or legal permanent US resident.
3. You must attend our firearm training class to qualify and become certified.
4. You do not need to be a Florida resident to apply.
PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU: 1. If you are a “U.S. BORN CITIZEN”, please provide a valid drivers license from any state in the US for I.D purposes. 2. If you are a U.S. CITIZEN “BORN OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.” please provide a valid drivers license and a valid U.S. passport or your naturalization (citizenship) certificate. 4. If you are a “PERMANENT U.S. RESIDENT ALIEN”, please provide a valid drivers license, your alien registration identification card.
Immediately after completing our concealed weapons class, together, we will visit take the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regional offices where you will have your fingerprints, passport photos and permit application processed and expedited electronically. The State of Florida has a licensing fee of $112, the same fee that’s typically mailed out with your concealed weapons application package. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regional offices are closed on weekends and holidays. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regional offices are open weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. We will coordinate this meeting for you to meet with the state immediately after completing our firearm training class.
If you have ever been “ARRESTED BUT NOT CONVICTED”, in Florida, in another state or out of the country, as a juvenile or as an adult, even if the case was set aside, vacated, dismissed, reversed, adjudication was withheld even if the case has been sealed or if the record has been expunged, it is strongly recommended that you provide the state with (A CERTIFIED CASE DISPOSITION) for each arrest you’ve had to accompany your Miami concealed weapons permit application submittal.
If you have been “ARRESTED AND CONVICTED OF A FELONY” we strongly recommend that you make certain that your firearm rights have been restored, your firearm rights are different and separate from your civil rights. Before applying for a Florida concealed weapons permit, inquire directly with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to determine your eligibility and requirements for your specific situation (850) 245-5691.
You may apply for a Florida concealed weapon permit without providing a certified case disposition however, by not submitting this legal document, the issuance of your Miami concealed weapon permit may encounter unnecessary delays and/or may be denied. An arrest will not necessarily preclude you from being issued a Florida concealed weapons permit as long as the all the proper documentation is submitted with your concealed weapons permit application. The approval or disapproval of your concealed weapons permit is a decision made by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Again, if you have any doubt, please inquire directly with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to determine your eligibility for a Florida concealed weapons permit (850) 245-5691.