Concealed Handgun Permits
Pursuant to Code of Virginia §18.2-308, any person twenty-one years of age or older, or if he or she is a member of the United States Armed Forces, may apply in writing to the Clerk of the Circuit Court where he or she resides or the county or city in which he or she is domiciled, for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun.
NOTICE: Effective July 1, 2016 the Virginia State Police Application for Concealed Handgun Permit form SP-248 will be revised and the July 1, 2013 version will no longer be accepted.
Concealed Handgun Applications are available at:
Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Civil Intake Division
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
All Concealed Handgun Permits granted by the court will be mailed to the applicants. Effective July 1, 2013 all Concealed Handgun Permit applications are SEALED. §18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia now renders all Concealed Handgun Permit applications confidential and not viewable by the general public.
Information is also available at the Virginia State Police web site. The site has the application and lists jurisdictions with which Virginia has reciprocal agreements.
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