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Overview

**** Our office will not begin processing concealed weapon licenses until midsummer 2017 (exact date not yet determined). In the meantime, this page provides information as a preview only. To find out when we'll start processing concealed weapon licenses, stay tuned to the news section of our home page. ****

Starting midsummer 2017 (exact date to be determined), you can apply for or renew a concealed weapon license at our Driver License office. We can take your picture, scan your fingerprints, and file your application electronically, which reduces the time it takes for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to issue or renew your license.

We will offer these services by appointment only. (Appointments are not yet available.)

To save time and money, you can instead renew your license onlineNew window through FDACS, which is a separate agency from the tax collector's office.

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Original application

**** Our office will not begin processing concealed weapon licenses until midsummer 2017 (exact date not yet determined). In the meantime, this page provides information as a preview only. To find out when we'll start processing concealed weapon licenses, stay tuned to the news section of our home page. ****

Starting midsummer 2017 (exact date to be determined), you can complete your entire concealed weapon license application process (picture, fingerprints, and electronic filing of your application) at our Driver License office. We will offer this service by appointment only. (Appointments are not yet available.)

Requirements
You must bring the following to your appointment:
  • Valid driver license (or state-issued ID card) that includes your picture, full name, and date of birth
  • Copy of a training documentNew window that confirms you're proficient with a firearm
You must also bring the following if any of these circumstances apply to you:
  • Active-duty military – Copy of your orders
  • Veteran – Copy of your DD-214 long form
  • Have ever been arrested – Certified copies of court documentation reflecting final disposition of the charges
  • Born outside the U.S. – Official documentation confirming your citizenship status
  • Permanent legal resident alien – Official documentation confirming your citizenship status
  • Currently a Florida law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer and wish to apply for concealed weapon license as such – Copy of an official document confirming your employment
  • Retired Florida law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer and wish to apply for concealed weapon license as such – Copy of an official document stating your retirement date and the agency from which you retired
Please note that children are not allowed in our concealed weapon license processing area.

Application process
When you arrive for your appointment, an associate will direct you to a computer to complete an online application form. Our staff cannot assist you with the application form, but once you're done an associate will review it for completeness. Next, we'll collect your payment, take your picture, and digitally scan your fingerprints. Our office will electronically submit your application and documentation to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

FDACS will process your application, determine your eligibility to receive a license, and either issue the license or reject the application.

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Renewal

**** Our office will not begin processing concealed weapon licenses until midsummer 2017 (exact date not yet determined). In the meantime, this page provides information as a preview only. To find out when we'll start processing concealed weapon licenses, stay tuned to the news section of our home page. ****

Starting midsummer 2017 (exact date to be determined), you can renew your concealed weapon license at our Driver License office. We will process renewals by appointment only. (Appointments are not yet available.)

To save time and money, you can instead renew your license onlineNew window through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), which is a separate agency from the tax collector's office.

Time frame
You may renew up to 150 days prior to your license expiration date. If your license has been expired for 180 days or less, you can still renew it but must pay a $15.00 late fee. If your license has been expired for more than 180 days, you cannot renew it – you must instead apply for a new license.

Requirements
You must bring the following to your appointment:
  • Valid driver license (or state-issued ID card) that includes your picture, full name, and date of birth
  • Concealed weapon license number or renewal notice
If your name has changed, you must also bring a copy of your marriage license, divorce decree, or other official court document that confirms your name change.

Please note that children are not allowed in our concealed weapon license processing area.

Renewal process
When you arrive for your appointment, an associate will take your picture, collect your payment, and electronically submit your renewal application to FDACS.

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Fees

**** Our office will not begin processing concealed weapon licenses until midsummer 2017 (exact date not yet determined). In the meantime, this page provides information as a preview only. To find out when we'll start processing concealed weapon licenses, stay tuned to the news section of our home page. ****

To estimate your transaction costs, see the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' fee schedulePDF file. A tax collector convenience fee of $22.00 for original applications and $12.00 for renewals will also apply.

To help ensure you successfully complete your transaction, please review our payment policy and options.

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Additional information

**** Our office will not begin processing concealed weapon licenses until midsummer 2017 (exact date not yet determined). In the meantime, this page provides information as a preview only. To find out when we'll start processing concealed weapon licenses, stay tuned to the news section of our home page. ****

For more information about concealed weapon licenses, visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' concealed weapon license pageNew window or read our concealed weapon license FAQ.

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