Concealed Handgun Permit Application

Virginia Code §18.2-308.02 provides that any person at least 21 years of age may apply in writing to the clerk of the circuit court of the county or city of residence, or if a member of the United States armed forces, the county or city in which he is billeted, for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun.

The Application for Concealed Handgun Permit (form SP-248, revised   10-1-2017) may be downloaded or completed online and printed from the Virginia State Police website.

Newport News applicants may submit their application in person or by mail to:  

Gary S. Anderson, Clerk
Newport News Circuit Court
2500 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA, 23607

For new applicants, you will need to include proof of firearms training and a copy of a government issued photo ID.  Acceptable forms of training are listed in Virginia Code §18.2-308.02.

Renewal applicants may submit a copy of their current concealed handgun permit.

The non-refundable application fee is $50.  Checks or money orders may be made out to Gary S. Anderson, Clerk.

Please allow 45 days for a comprehensive criminal history check to be completed.

Your permit will be mailed to the address listed on your application if granted.  If denied,  a Court Order so stating will be mailed. If additional information is needed for processing you will be contacted at the telephone number listed on your application – therefore, please take care to complete your application LEGIBLY.  

If you have lost your permit or it has been damaged, you may use the appropriate form below to obtain a replacement permit.  Please note that there is a $5.00 fee for a replacement permit.
CHP Replacement Lost or Damaged - IN PERSON
CHP Replacement Lost or Damaged - BY MAIL
If you have a change of address that needs to be reported, you may use form SPA-248 to obtain an updated permit.  You will need to petition the court that issued your permit as long as it is still valid, regardless of the jurisdiction of your new address. Please note that there is a $10.00 fee for a change of address. 
For more information regarding firearms and concealed handgun permits you may visit the Virginia State Police website or Virginia Code §18.2-308.02 (et seq).