Concealed Handgun Permits
Updated: August 1, 2012
Any person 21 years of age or older may apply to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County or City in which he or she resides for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun.
Applicants for a concealed handgun permit may download and print the form (SP-248 Application for Concealed Handgun Permit) from the Virginia State Police web site www.vsp.state.va.us. The State Police no longer provides applications to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
Your permit will mailed to you by the Circuit Court Clerk's Office when your application has been approved. If you are picking up a permit for someone else, you will need a notarized statement from that person requesting that you pick up their permit for them and you will need to bring a picture ID.
Effective August 1, 2012, the fee is $25.00 for residents who reside in the City of Williamsburg or County of James City.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 757-564-2360.