CCW Permit Overview

concealed carry permit information

To obtain a concealed carry permit you must be at least 19 years old (18 if in the military) and have passed a firearms training course. The application must be made in your county of residence. Extended and lifetime permits are available but are not valid in other states whereas the standard 5 year permit normally is.

To download the application you will need a program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, it’s a free program and you can obtain it here.

Missouri became a constitutional carry state in January 2017. No permit is required to openly or conceal carry a firearm but the state still issues permits on a "Shall Issue" basis for reciprocity with other states. There is no requirement to register firearms or obtain a purchase permit and some specially trained school employees are allowed to carry firearms on school grounds.

Reciprocity with Missouri

All CCW permits from other states are honored by Missouri. Six states have written reciprocity agreements with Missouri and 27 states will honor a Missouri permit without a written agreement.

The six states that have a written agreement with Missouri are; Texas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Further information on reciprocity can be obtained from their official state websites.


If you are a resident of Missouri you are permitted to carry a firearm in Oklahoma without any permit. You must have a state issued ID on you at all times you carry a firearm in Oklahoma.

Non-resident Permits

Non-resident permits are only available to persons who are on active military duty or veterans that are at least 18 years old and stationed in Missouri. The spouses of active military personnel can also apply for a permit if they are at least 19 years old and reside in the state.

Handgun Training

One of the requirements for a permit is that you complete 8 hours of a firearms training course with a certified instructor before filing your application. Part of the training can be taken online with a NRA firearms safety course that is at least 1 hour long. The course must cover safe storage, marksmanship and the care and cleaning of your firearm. You would then present the courses certificate to another CCW trainer to complete the other subjects. There is no requirement to do 8 hours with the partial online course but for those that have not done a online course they must complete 8 hours.

CCW Application Process

  • Firearms training certificate verifying you completed 8 hours of training

  • Some type of Missouri state identification

  • Proof of residency in Audrain County

  • Completed and signed application which you can download below. To download the application you will need a program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, it’s a free program and you can obtain it here.

  • If you are not making an online application bring your documentation to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office

  • Bring full payment in the form of cash, money order or check

  • Fingerprinted at the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office

  • You will be notified by mail or phone within 45 days if your permit has been approved or denied