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Concealed Carry Permit Process

HISTORY


On August 28, 2007 the State of Missouri enacted its current concealed carry laws as they relate to firearms. Chapter 571 (Weapons Offenses) subsections 571.101 through 571.121 are the state statutes that deal directly with concealed carry. To review these statutes, the following link to the Missouri General Assembly’s website is provided.

http://www.moga.mo.gov/STATUTES/STATUTES.HTM

STATES THAT RECOGNIZE MISSOURI CCW PERMITS:

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office maintains a website at http://ago.mo.gov/Concealed-Weapons/ that provides information on which states recognize Missouri concealed carry endorsements.

STEP 1 IN ACQUIRING YOUR CCW PERMIT FOR THE FIRST TIME:

If you wish to acquire a Missouri CCW permit, you must first meet the following statutory requirements of (571.101 RSMo)that:

1. You are currently a resident of the State of Missouri; are a member of the armed forfces of the United States of America stationed in the state of Missouri; or you are a spouse of a member of the armed forces of the United States of America stationed in the state of Missouri;

2. You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;

3. You are at least twenty-one years of age, or you are at least eighteen years of age or older and a member of the United States armed forces or honorably discharged from the United States armed forces;

4. You have not pled guilty to or been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year under the laws of any state or of the United States other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less that does not involve an explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer, or gas gun;

5. You have not been convicted of, pled guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to one or more misdemeanor offenses involving crimes of violence within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a permit and have not been convicted of two or more misdemeanor offenses involving driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or the possession or abuse of a controlled substance within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a permit;

6. You are not a fugitive from justice or currently charged in an information or indictment with the commission of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year under the laws of any state or of the United States other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less that does not involve an explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer, or gas gun.

7. You have not been discharged under dishonorable conditions from the United States armed forces.

8. You have not engaged in a pattern of behavior, documented in public records, that causes the Sheriff to have a reasonable belief that the applicant presents a danger to himself or others.

9. You are not adjudged mentally incompetent at the time of application or for five years prior to application, or have not been committed to mental health facility, as defined in section 632.005, or a similar institution located in another state or that your release or discharge from a facility in this state pursuant to chapter 632, or a similar discharge from a facility in another state, occurred more than five years ago without subsequent recommitment;

10. You have received firearms safety training tht meets the standards of applicant firearms safety training defined in section 1 or 2 of section 571.111, RSMo; and

11. You are not the respondent of a valid full order of protection which is still in effect.

STEP 2 – TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR FIRST TIME CCW PERMIT:

Per state statute (571.111 RSMo) you shall demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety training. This can be accomplished by meeting any one of the below requirements:

1. Completion of a firearms safety training course, as defined in subsection 2 of 571.111 RSMo, taught by a qualified firearms safety instructor as defined in subsection 5 of 571.111 RSMo; or

2. Can submit a certificate that shows you completed a firearms safety course given by or under the supervision of any state, county, municipal, or federal law enforcement agency; or

3. You are a qualified firearms safety instructor as defined in subsection 5 of 571.111 RSMo; or

4. Can submit proof that you currently hold any type of valid peace officer license issued under the requirements of chapter 590, RSMo; or

5. Can submit proof that you are currently allowed to carry firearms in accordance with the certification requirements of section 217.710 RSMo, in that you are a Probation and Parole officer, supervisor and/or a member of the board of probation and parole; or

6. Can submit proof that you are currently certified as any class of corrections officer by the Missouri Department of Corrections and have passed at least one eight-hour firearms training course, approved by the Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections, that includes instruction on the justifiable use of force as prescribed in chapter 563, RSMo.

CONCEALED FIREARM SAFETY TRAINING CLASSES:

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Missouri Sheriff’s Association Training Academy and offers an eight-hour Concealed Firearms Safety Training Class that will consist of four-hours of classroom training and four-hours of training on the firing range.

Classes will cost $100.00 per student, and students successfully completing the Concealed Firearms Safety Training classes will receive a certificate of completion from the Missouri Sheriff’s Association Training Academy.

There is a minimum of five (5) applicants per class. Prior to being accepted into the training class, the applicant must pass a criminal background investigation and pay the training fee.

Applicants for the classes must contact the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm at 573-473-5801, ext. 231 or 232 for class scheduling.

If not taking class through our office it is our policy to advise those persons seeking training to contact a local gun store, or research classes through the internet.

3rd STEP – APPLICATION PROCESS:

(FIRST TIME CCW or RENEWAL OF PERMIT)

Upon meeting the requirements of the above two steps for first time applicants for a CCW, or if you are needing to renew your current CCW, you must contact the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office at 573-473-5801 (ext. 231 or 232) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, not including holidays to make an appointment .

CCW appointments are scheduled for Monday through Friday of each week between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM not including holidays.

The below requirements/information should be noted prior to your arrival for your appointment.

First time CCW application:

  • You must appear in person
  • You must be a resident of Audrain County
  • You must show a Missouri Driver’s License or non-driver’s license or Military ID card (and orders showing person is stationed in Missouri)
  • Your driver’s license must show your current Audrain County address. If your driver’s license does not show our current Audrain County address, you must bring proof of residency (i.e. voter registration card, property tax receipt or utility bill) with you before we will process your application.
  • Your original qualification certificate of training signed by your course instructor
  • A personal check, money order, or cash in the amount of $69.50. This amount is applied to the Sheriff’s Office processing fee. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
  • A money order – payable to Missouri State Highway Patrol for $30.50. This amount is applied to the cost of your state and federal criminal background checks.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • The process will take approximately forty-five (45) minutes to complete.

CCW Renewal:

  • You must appear in person
  • You must be a resident of Audrain County
  • You must show a Missouri Driver’s License or non-driver’s license or Military ID card (and orders showing person is stationed in Missouri)
  • Your driver’s license must show your current Audrain County address. If your driver’s license does not show our current Audrain County address, you must bring proof of residency (i.e. voter registration card, property tax receipt or utility bill) with you before we will process your application.
  • You must show your current CCW permit.
  • A personal check, money order or cash in the amount of $50.00 made payable to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
  • This amount is applied to the Sheriff’s Office processing fee.
  • The process will take approximately thirty (30) minutes to complete

Late CCW Renewals:

  • An individual who fails to file a renewal application on or before its expiration must pay an additional late fee of $10.00 per month for each month it is expired up to six (6) months.
  • After six (6) months, the Sheriff will notify the Director of Revenue that such certificate is expired.
  • Any person who fails to renew his/her application within the six (6) month period must re-apply for the new permit (the complete process including fingerprints and training) for a concealed carry permit and pay $100.00 statutory fee for a new application.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS PROCEDURES:

Per Missouri state statute (571.104.4 RSMo) any person issued a concealed carry p;ermit pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 shall notify the Sheriffs of both the old and new jurisdictions of the endorsement holder’s change of residence within thirty (30) days after the changing of a permanent residence. The permit holder shall furnish proof to the Sheriff in the new jurisdiction that the permit holder has changed his or her residence. The change of residence shall be made by the Department of Revenue onto the individual’s driving record and the new address shall be accessible by the Missouri uniform law enforcement system within three days of receipt of the information.

LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF CCW ENDORSEMENT:

Per Missouri state statute (571.104.5 RSMo) any person issued a concealed carry weapons permit pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 shall notify the Sheriff or his or her designee of the permit holder’s county or city of residence within seven (7) days after actual knowledge of the loss or destruction of his or concealed carry permit. The permit holder shall furnish a statement to the Sheriff that the concealed carry weapons permit has been lost or destroyed.

CHANGE OF NAME ON A CCW PERMIT:

Per Missouri state statute (571.104.6 RSMo) if a person issued a concealed carry weapons permit changes his or her name, the person to whom the permit was issued shall obtain a corrected permit with a change of name from the Sheriff who issued such permit upon the Sheriff’s verification of the name change. The permit holder shall furnish proof of the name change to the Sheriff within thirty (30) days of changing his or her name.

FAILURE TO MAKE NOTIFICATION:

Per Missouri state statute (571.104.7 RSMo) a concealed carry weapons permit shall be automatically invalid after thirty (30) days if the endorsement holder has changed his or her name or changed his or her residence and not notified the Sheriff of a change of name or residence as required by law.

Updated 2012-03-22


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