Concealed Handgun Permits

Procedure for Applying for a Concealed Hand Gun Permits


Requirements


  • Must provide proof that you are a resident of Portsmouth, VA (Driver's license with Portsmouth address, copy of lease, utility bill); 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
  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 Virginia Code ┬ž 18.2-308, which can be found in the City libraries.