A person who wishes to carry a CONCEALED handgun must obtain a license from the Sheriff of his or her county of residence. All persons applying for a permit must meet the qualifications as established under WV state Code 61-7. To obtain a copy of the informational brochure on Concealed Weapons Laws of West Virginia from the WV Attorney General click here. This site will also provide you with the ability to check the latest reciprocity agreements.
You can also fill out and print your application directly from your computer by clicking here.
All applications must be presented to our office in person. In addition to your completed application, our office requires the following when applications are presented for consideration: *Our office will make copies of your documents and return your originals.
Current phone number
*Certificate of Handgun Training Course OR DD214 (must list pistol training)
*Valid WV Driver’s License (Must have physical address listed — No Post Office Box addresses allowed)** Your WV Driver's License address must match the address listed on your Concealed Weapons Application.
IF YOU WANT A PHOTO ID YOUR PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN THE DAY YOU APPLY.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much are the fees to obtain a concealed weapon permit?
When the application is presented for consideration, our office collects $75.00
If approved, the cost of the permit is an additional $25.00 (with lamination and photo id).
My address has changed, am I required to notify your office and obtain a new permit?
Yes, any change of address must be reported to the Sheriff within 30 days. You are required to obtain a new permit (at no charge). Our office requires an updated copy of your WV Driver’s License. Therefore, your address on your WV Driver’s License must be changed first.
I am renewing my permit, why do I have to pay the full fees and go through a background check again?
WV Code requires that a background check be done each time a permit is issued. This ensures that no criminal activities have occurred since the last issuance. The fees charged help to pay for the cost of the background checks and other administrative expenses.
YOUR PERMIT CAN BE REVOKED REGARDLESS IF IT HAS REACHED THE EXPIRATION DATE! ----- HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?
--IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE
--IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF CERTAIN OTHER CRIMES OUTLINED IN WV STATE CODE 61-7
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