All applications are submitted online through the kiosk or via computer/smartphone, and must include proof of training and a photo ID. Upon submission, the necessary background checks will be conducted by the Sheriff, which may take up to 30 days to process. Permits are $50 for new applications, $25 for renewal or duplicate permits and are valid for five years.


A person is not eligible for a permit it the applicant:

  • Is younger than 21 years of age
  • Is addicted to alcohol
  • Is believed to have committed an act(s) during the previous two years that leads the Sheriff to believe the applicant is likely to use a weapon unlawfully or in a manner to endanger the person’s self or others
  • Has within the past three years been convicted of assault, harassment, hazing, stalking or other chapter 708 crime(s), except simple misdemeanors
  • Is prohibited from possessing a weapon by federal law because the applicant is:
    • Charged or convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor or felony
    • A fugitive from justice
    • A user of depressants, narcotics, or drugs
    • A person adjudicated mentally impaired or committed to a mental treatment institution
    • Not a citizen of the United States
    • Dishonorably discharged from military service
    • Convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence