Obtain an Application for Concealed Weapon or Firearm License by contacting the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing to complete the online request form for the application packet. The application packet includes the form to be filled out, a copy of Chapter 790, Florida Statutes, a fingerprint card, and a return envelope for the completed application. The information provided below is an overview of the application process. Additional information is provided in the application instructions booklet included with your application.
Read and study the copy of Chapter 790, Florida Statutes.
Have a passport-style, color photograph made.
Get verification of training that satisfies the training requirement. The application lists acceptable documents. Make a photocopy to send with the application as an original cannot be returned. Persons serving in the United States Armed Forces may submit a copy of their Military ID Card or DD-214 to satisfy the training requirement.
Get certified copies of court documents relating to any criminal charges against you.
Take the fingerprint card to a local law enforcement agency and ask to be fingerprinted. In addition to providing fingerprinting services for the traditional “hard-card” format, electronic fingerprint devices are available at almost all 67 county sheriff’s offices in the state.
Complete the application. Either print clearly with ink or type the information.
In the presence of a notary, sign the application.
Submit a check or money order for the license fee payable to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This fee is not refundable.
Fingerprint card or proof that your fingerprints were submitted electronically by the sheriff’s office using Live Scan (along with proof that you paid the sheriff’s office or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the service).
Proof of training
Certified court documents (if any)
Application with notarized signature
Mail to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, P.O. Box 6687, Tallahassee, FL 32314.
The Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License is valid for a period of seven years. Approximately 90 days prior to the license’s expiration date, the Division automatically sends a renewal notice to the address we have on file for the license holder.
When and where can I have my fingerprints taken?
Ink fingerprints can be obtained at either location of the WCSO Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. LiveScan prints are available at
752 Triple G. Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
133 S. Sheriff’s Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459