FLORIDA CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
Florida CCW Permit Info
Florida law requires a person to be at least 21 years old to qualify for a Florida concealed carry permit. Exemptions are given to the age requirement if the applicant is in the armed forces. Florida is classed as a “Shall Issue” state with permits being issued to residents and non-residents. If you reside in Florida you can file your permit application at a Fast Track Office. Everything required for your application can be obtained in these offices, letting you complete the process in one trip. A firearms training course is required for any new applications.
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Florida CCW Reciprocity Rules
Florida law allows Florida to accept permits from other states only if that state agrees to accept a Florida concealed carry permit. Florida reciprocity law is governed by section 790.015 of the Florida statutes.
Florida currently has reciprocity agreements with 36 other states. A Florida concealed carry permit is valid in all these states with a few exceptions as noted below.
Firearms laws vary with each state and a Florida license holder will be subject to the laws of whatever state they are travelling in.
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming
Florida permit holders are allowed to carry their firearm in Vermont.
Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming
Colorado, Michigan, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
Florida Concealed Carry Permit Requirements
Requirements for CCW Permit
- Must be at least 21 years old
- You have completed an approved firearms training class
- You are a US citizen or legal resident alien
- You must reside in the US
- You do not have two or more DUI convictions within the previous 3 years
- No convictions for a violent crime in the last three years, either misdemeanor or felony
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
That was a quick summary of what is required to qualify for a Florida concealed carry permit.
For a more detailed look at the requirements please read the Florida Concealed Carry Application Page by clicking the Learn More button.
Florida Concealed Carry Application
Steps To Obtain a CCW Permit;
- Complete your firearm training course if required.
- Decide which method you will submit your application with, either fast track or mail.
- With fast track contact your nearest Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services office and make an appointment.
- When you arrive for your appointment you will be directed to a computer station where you can complete an electronic version of the application form.
- Staff will then scan your fingerprints and take your photo.
- You may be required by some counties to take a psychological test to assess your moral character and judgement.
- Obtain a CCW application form. Some parts of the form will need to be filled out in front of a witness at the Sheriffs office.
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
The above information has been reduced down to the basic steps you will need to take. If you would like to go into much more detail please For a more detailed look at the steps please read the Florida Concealed Carry Application Page.
Florida Concealed Weapons Permit Renewal
Florida Concealed Carry Renewal
- About 150 days before your license expires you should receive a renewal notice.
- You can mail the form back or make an online renewal.
- Renewals can be made up to 180 days after the expiration date.
- If the permit has expired more than 180 days after the expiration date applicants will need to apply for a new permit.
Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Renewal
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 6387
Tallahassee, FL 323146387
We have a page setup to give you more detailed information about the renewal process. To get more information please read the Florida concealed weapons permit renewal page which gives you more details on making online renewals etc.
Florida CCW Cost
Florida Concealed Carry Permit Fees
|Individual - Resident||$97||$45|
|Individual - Non-Resident||$97||$87|
|Florida Law Enforcement Officer||$55||$45|
|Florida Retired Law Enforcement Officer|
(retired within 1 year)
|Florida Retired Law Enforcement Officer|
(retired more than 1 year)
|Consular Security Official||$300||$300|
- Duplication/Revised Fee: $15
- All the listed fees are inclusive of a $42 fingerprint processing fee
- State fee schedule
- Tax collectors may also collect these additional fees;
New Applications: $22
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Where Can You Carry A Concealed Weapon In Florida
Places CCW Carry is Off-Limits
- Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
- Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
- Any detention facility, prison, or jail
- Any courthouse or courtroom
- Any polling place
- Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
- Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
- Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
- Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building
- Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
- Any area of a vocational-technical center
- Any college or university facility
- Inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Places CCW Carry is Allowed
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits
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Florida Concealed Carry Laws
NO – Must Inform Officer
There is nothing in Florida gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are required by law to carry your permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Florida gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
YES – Without a permitIt is lawful for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purposes within the interior of a private vehicle, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. “Securely encased” means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.
790.17 Minimum age to transport Firearm 18
NO – with or Without a permitOpen Carry is illegal in Florida even if you have a permit/license. Under section 790.25(3)(h)(j)(k) of the Florida statutes there are some limited situations were it is legal to open carry such as traveling to and being engaged in lawful target shooting, fishing, hunting, and camping.
Follow this link for a closer look at Florida Open Carry.
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
Go to this link to read more on Florida concealed carry laws.
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 90 days of the application being received.
- Regional office Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
- Florida Tax Collectors Office
You need to provide a written request with a copy of a legal document that confirms your change of name. There is a $15 fee for name changes. This fee can be avoided if you submit the changes at the same time the permit is renewed.
You must notify the Division of licensing of any address change within 30 days. This can be submitted online or by mail to;
Division of Licensing
PO Box 6387
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6387
It is not possible to transfer another state’s concealed carry permit/license to Florida.
If you currently have a concealed weapon license from another state that honors Florida concealed weapons permits and are moving to Florida, then you permit is valid for 90 days by establishing your legal residence via one of the following methods;
- Registering to vote
- Making a statement of domicile s.222.17
- Applying for a homestead exemption on property located in Florida
Yes it became effective on October 1, 2005
“Home protection; use or threatened use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm.”
Get in Touch
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Address 7743 NW 48th St., Ste. 100
CityDoral, FL 33166-5407
Phone (305) 639-3500
Updates & Data
|10/12/17||Updated Ohio page, added new sections to statistics page|
|10/5/17||Added video section to Florida page|
|10/3/17||Updated Nevada page|
|10/2/17||Updated Georgia page|
|9/30/17||Updated Texas page|
|9/30/17||Entered new figures for latest 2017 NICS checks on Statistics page|
|9/29/17||Updated Pennsylvania page|
|9/26/17||Updated Florida page, added new links, forms and sections|
|7/22/17||updated permit numbers to latest figures|
|6/29/17||Updated permit numbers to 14,917,279|
|6/17/17||updated interface, added new travel info and other sections.|
- Crime Prevention Research Center
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Summary Report
- Concealed Weapon or Firearm: Section 790.06, Florida Statutes, Fee Schedule
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Concealed Weapon License – Renew Your License
The percentage of population with a permit is actually 1.78%, we had to round it off to 2% as our counter will only accept whole numbers.
More detailed information can be found on the Statistics page.