Florida License Eligibility

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Eligibility for Florida Concealed Weapon Permit?

Eligibility Requirements

  •     You must be 21 years of age or older.
  •     You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
  •     Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (US) AND be a US citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).


Proof of residence includes, but is not limited to:

  •     Monthly utility, telephone, power, or cable bills, which show your name and address.
  •     Monthly pay stubs or other documentation from your employer, which show your name and address.
  •     Monthly credit card statements, which show your name and address.


Possible Reasons for Ineligibility:

  •     The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.
  •     A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).
  •     Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.
  •     A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.
  •     A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
  •     A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
  •     Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.
  •     Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
  •     Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.
  •     Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.
  •     Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.
  •     A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
  •     Being a fugitive from justice.


For more information see the Florida Application for the Concealed Weapon/Firearm License and legal code.

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