Fairfax County Police Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: 24/7 Emergency Response; Office and Program Hours Vary
703-691-2131 TTY 711 (Non-Emergency)
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Kevin Davis
Chief of Police

Concealed Handgun Permits

Concealed handgun permits are regulated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and issued by the Circuit Court in each jurisdiction. Those authorized by the court must have a valid permit and photo ID in their possession while carrying a concealed handgun.


  • Minimum age 21
  • Must get approval from the Circuit Court
  • United States citizen or a non-citizen with lawful alien status

  • Submit an application
  • Pass a background check
  • Effective July 1, 2006, all Concealed Handgun Permits granted by the court will be mailed to the applicants.

  • Conducted by the Concealed Weapons Unit of the Fairfax County Police Department
  • Includes, but not limited to
    • Computer checks (VA DMV and National Crime Information Center and others)
    • Research archives (Court documents)
    • Investigative reports (Previous contact with police)
    • Correspondence to and from other jurisdictions (Previous contact with police)

Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
Civil Intake Division
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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