August 2, 2017

Handgun Permits

P-248 Application for Concealed Handgun Permit (complete and submit to the Circuit Court in the jurisdiction where you reside).


Click the link above or below to download a Concealed Handgun Permit Application.

Any person 21 years of age or older may apply in writing to the clerk of the circuit court of the county or city in which he or she resides, or if he is a member of the United States armed forces, the county or city in which he is domiciled, for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun.

The application may be obtained from the circuit court, sheriff’s office, or police department. The form (SP-248 Application for Concealed Handgun Permit) also may be downloaded and/or printed from the internet.

Click Here to download the Concealed Handgun Permit Application from the Virginia State Police Web Site

Click Here for more detailed information from the Virginia State Police Web Site


Forms may be downloaded to your PC by right-clicking the link and choosing Save Target As.

If you click a link to open a form in Microsoft Word format you should save the form to your PC. Then, after you have completed the form and saved your changes, you may print or e-mail it.


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Saving PDF Forms

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