MISSOURI GUN LAWS
Concealed Carry Guide
CCW Reciprocity Map
CCW permit recognition
Missouri is an “Unrestricted” & “Shall Issue” state.
Shall Issue is for reciprocity.
Unrestricted – no permit required.
The permit is valid for 5 years.
- Must be at least 19 years of age, 18 if a member of the US Armed Forces.
- You have completed an approved firearms training class.
- You reside in the county your application is filed in.
- You are a US citizen or legal resident.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
- Complete the required firearms training course.
- Download the application under the FORMS tab or pickup from your Sheriffs office.
- You will need the following documents;
- Completed application form
- Certificate showing you have completed 8 hours of firearms training
- Valid Missouri state-issued Drivers License or State ID or Military identification and Orders stationing the service member in Missouri.
New Permits: not to exceed $100
Renewal: not to exceed $50
Missouri lifetime or extended concealed permits valid for 10 years/25 years/Life can be obtained. The Lifetime/Extended permits are only valid in Missouri and do not allow for the carry under Missouri reciprocity with other states.
NO PERMIT REQUIRED
Where You Can Carry
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Where You Cannot Carry
- Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day
- Law enforcement agency facilities
- Any courthouse solely occupied by the circuit, appellate or supreme court, or any courtrooms, administrative offices, libraries or other rooms of any such court
- Any meeting of the governing body of a unit of local government; or any meeting of the general assembly or a committee of the general assembly
- Any adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison or jail
- Any establishment licensed to dispense intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises
- Any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school facility
- Any area of an airport to which access is controlled by the inspection of persons and property.
- Any portion of a building used as a child care facility
- Any riverboat gambling operation accessible by the public
- Any gated area of an amusement park.
- Any church or other place of religious worship
- Any private property whose owner has posted the premises as being off-limits to concealed firearms
- Any sports arena or stadium with a seating capacity of five thousand or more.
- Any hospital accessible by the public
- Public passenger bus
- School bus
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Details on Missouri Gun Laws
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 45 days of the application being received.
There is nothing in Missouri gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are legally required to carry the permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.
Missouri gun laws are a bit confusing on “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. However, according to the law, you only commit an offense if you refuse to leave the property after being asked to do so, or repeat the offense in a set period of time.
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.
A weapon may be carried without a permit anywhere in a vehicle, even concealed on the person.
You must have a permit/license to open carry in Missouri.
“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.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.
Get in Touch
St. Louis County Police Department
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Address 7900 Forsyth Blvd.
City Clayton, MO 63105
Phone (314) 615-4272