Concealed Handgun Permit

General Information

Any person 21 years of age or older may apply in writing to the Clerk of the Circuit Court in which he or she resides, or if he or she is a member of the United States Armed Forces, the county, or city in which he or she is domiciled, for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun. §18.2-308.02, 06

The application filing fee for our locality is $40. Click on titles below to expand for more information on each topic. 

Ways to Apply

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Use our online application system by Permitium to submit your information. You will need to upload your competency certificate, a picture of your photo ID and pay online via credit card. 
View or download the VSP Concealed Handgun Permit Application to print and file in our office. Form is also available in the Circuit Court lobby before the security checkpoint. 

First Time Applicant Requirements

  • The entire original completed application (all pages) 
  • Copy of your certificate of competence with a handgun - See How to Provide Competency Information below. 
  • 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, i.e. passport.
  • Must be filed in person in the Civil Division or submitted via the online application system
  • Filing fee of $40 payable by cash, check, money order or credit card. All credit card transactions will include a 4% surcharge. Checks can be made payable to Clerk of Court.