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Concealed Handgun Permits
Instructions for Concealed Handgun Permit
REQUIRED BY THE COLONIAL HEIGHTS CIRCUIT COURT
Application for a concealed handgun permit must be submitted to the Circuit Court Clerk’s office at 550 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or mailed to: Colonial Heights Circuit Court, P.O. Box 3401, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 along with:
- Completed original application (Must be signed in the presence of a notary or a deputy in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office)
- Certification of successful completion of a firearms safety course.
- $50.00 check or money order (non-refundable) made out to the Colonial Heights Circuit Court Clerk.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
Notice to Persons Convicted of Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence
View the Federal Firearms Law: Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban document.
Concealed Handgun Permit Applications
Applications are available and filed in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 550 Boulevard during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Applications are also available through the Virginia State Police website.
Apply in the City / County of Residence
Persons wishing to obtain a concealed handgun permit must apply in the city or county of their residence. Only Colonial Heights residents may apply through the Colonial Heights Circuit Court.
Requirements for Applications
Applicants must appear in person and present a driver's license or comparable photo ID. The processing fee is $50. Payment may be made by cash, check, debit or credit card, or money order payable to the Circuit Court Clerk.
Proof of Competency
First-time applicants must provide proof of competency with a handgun. Individuals holding permits in other states and wish to obtain a permit from this court must provide proof of competency with a handgun as well.
Processing of applications can take up to 45 days. The Police Department performs background checks and forwards this information to the Circuit Court judge who enters an order either granting or denying the permit. The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will notify the applicant by mail when the permit is approved by the judge.
Picking Up a Permit
Applicants must present a photo ID when picking up the permit from the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Please allow 45 days from the time the completed application is filed.
For questions relating to the enforcement of the law governing concealed handgun permits, please contact the Colonial Heights Police Department at (804) 520-9300.