Concealed Handgun Permits

Procedure for Applying for a Concealed Hand Gun Permits


Requirements


  • Must be a resident of Portsmouth, Virginia; and
  • 21 years of age or older; and
  • Proof of handgun safety course; or
  • Previously issued concealed handgun permit; or
  • Valid Virginia hunting license; or
  • Proof of service in the military (Retired military must provide a copy of their DD214)

Application Fee


  • $50 (Cash or Check)
  • $52 (Debit or Credit Card)

Application Processing


  1. If applying for the first time, bring the completed application to the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk's Office along with the $50 fee. The application is available:
    1. Online at the Virginia State Police Forms and Publications website, or
    2. In the Circuit Court Clerk's Office
    Note: Process may take up to 45 days.
  2. If renewing your permit, you may submit the completed application, by mail or in-person, to the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk's Office along with the $50 fee.
  3. Note: For renewals, apply 45 days before your permit expires.
  4. Application fee is nonrefundable.
  5. Permits are valid for 5 years.
Note: Out-of-State Applicants Apply With State Police

Code of Virginia


Any other questions refer to the Code of Virginia 18.2-308, which can be found in the City libraries.