Concealed Handgun Permit


A revised application to carry a concealed handgun will be in effect starting July 1, 2016. Only the revised SP-248 (July 1, 2016) form can be used as of July 1, 2016. Applications received in the clerk's office before July 1, 2016, must be on the SP-248 (July 1, 2013) form.

The revised application will be posted on the State Police website on July 1, 2016, and can be downloaded and printed by you or the circuit court staff. Learn more by visiting the Virginia State Police website.


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Apply in writing to the clerk of the circuit court in the county or city where you reside (Different rules apply to members of the Armed Forces of the United States)
  • Non-Resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia information is available on the Virginia State Police website and the Virginia Code Section 18.2-308.06 page.

Notice to Persons Convicted of Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

The right to possess, ship, transport or receive any firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is limited by federal law. 18 U.S C. ┬ž 922 (g)(9) More information may be found by consulting the Federal Code or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive website.