Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Carry Concealed Weapons Permit Applications
Must be at least 19 years of age to apply
Must be a Carter County resident
first take a class from one of Carter County's Approved Instructors
Following taking your concealed carry class, come to the Sheriff's Office with the following information:
Certificate of Qualification you receive from your class instructor
$100.00 check made payable to the Carter County Sheriff's Office
Valid Missouri driver's license
It can take up to 45 days to process your permit application due to a mandatory criminal records check through the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Upon completion, the Carter County Sheriff will approve or disapprove your application based on any criminal record or other factors required by law and you will be notified to pick up your permit. .
you may renew your concealed carry permit up to 30 days before the expiration date
A fee of $50.00 will be required. All checks should be made payable to the Carter County Sheriff's Office
you will need to bring your current C.C.W. license
Missouri will honor your out of state CCW until it expires. At which time you will either need to renew your CCW in the state it was issued or take a Missouri CCW training course
Certificate of Qualification from one of Carter County's Approved Instructors
Retirement credentials for commissioned officers
Letter from police agency stating that you are a commissioned officer with their agency as long as the Sheriff of Carter County approves it.
Please note- Your firearms instructor must either be included in the State of Missouri CCP Instructor Database or have provided Sheriff Stephens with all applicable State required documentation of qualifications for you to be issued a permit.