What happens after I submit the application for a concealed handgun permit?

- The clerk’s office processes the application and fee
- Sheriff’s department conducts a criminal background check and sends the results to the clerk’s office
- The court or clerk’s office has 45 days to act on your application
- The permit or notice of denial is mailed to you in the envelope submitted with your application or to the mailing address shown on the application
- The Virginia State Police are notified when the permit is issued

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1. Where can I find information about resident concealed handgun permits?
2. How does a Hanover County resident apply for a concealed handgun permit for the first time?
3. Is the process different for renewals, or if I have previously held a concealed handgun permit issued in the Commonwealth?
4. Where do I submit my application?
5. Where can I obtain a SP-248 application for concealed handgun permit?
6. How can I demonstrate handgun competency?
7. Do you have any pointers for completing the application?
8. What happens after I submit the application for a concealed handgun permit?
9. How do I obtain a revised permit if I change my address?
10. How do I obtain a replacement Hanover County issued permit if mine is destroyed, lost or stolen?
11. If my application is denied, can I appeal?