- Permitless Carry
- Shall Issue
- Permits issued to Residents and Non-Residents That are Active Duty or Dependents Stationed in Kansas
- 21 years of age required
- Valid for 4 years
- $132.50 Initial / $25 Renewal
- Processing Time within 90 Days
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Kansas is a Shall Issue State and issues Kansas Concealed Carry Licenses to residents of Kansas and non-residents that are Active Duty or dependents of Active Duty stationed in Kansas.
To apply, you must apply with the Sheriff of the county you reside in.
Kansas became a Shall Issue state as of July 1, 2006 but issued its first permit on January 3, 2007.
Does having a Kansas Concealed Carry License exempt you from the background check when purchasing a firearm Kansas?
Renewal licenses cost $25 and can be a money order, personal check or cashier’s check made out to “Kansas Attorney General” as long as you renew before the license expires. If it has expired, you have 6 months to renew the permit with an addition $15 fee making it $40. After 6 months you need to apply as if it was a new permit.
Replacement fee for lost and stolen licenses is $15 and can be a money order, personal check or cashier’s check made out to “Office of the Attorney General”. When changing your name or address the drivers license office will charge a fee but we could not find that fee stated anywhere.
- Have payment for the applicable fees (see above).
- A photocopy of a certificate signed by an AG approved instructor showing the applicant’s completion of an approved training course. A certificate of completion may not be required if: (a) you are a retired law enforcement officer and apply within 8 years of retiring; (b) you are a state corrections or parole officer, or federal corrections officer who qualified with a handgun within the 12 months preceding application; or (c) you are a resident of Kansas in possession of a valid concealed handgun license issued by a jurisdiction whose training is equal to or greater than the Kansas training requirement.
- A 2” x 2” frontal view (head & shoulders, no sunglasses or hats), passport-type color photograph of the applicant taken within the preceding 30 days.
- A photocopy of your Kansas driver’s license or Kansas identification card. Eligible active duty military personnel and their dependents living in Kansas and possessing a non-Kansas driver’s license or state issued ID card must attach hereto a copy of: (a) their driver’s license or state issued ID card; and (b) the orders which currently station the member (or dependent) in Kansas.
Things that could cause your application to be denied:
- fleeing from a jurisdiction to avoid prosecution for a crime or to avoid giving testimony
- Currently under charges, indictment or information (including a diversion agreement) in any court for a felony, or any other crime
- Being convicted as an adult or adjudicated as a juvenile in any court of a felony crime even if expunged
- Being convicted in any court of any misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence even if expunged. This can include convictions for domestic battery, battery, disorderly conduct or others.
- Currently subject to a court ordered restraining order involving an “intimate partner” or child of such a partner
- Being an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance
- Having ever been adjudicated mentally defective
- Having ever been involuntarily committed to a mental institution
- Currently or ever being a “mentally ill person subject to involuntary commitment” or “person with an alcohol or substance abuse problem subject to involuntary commitment”
- Being discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions
- Being an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States
- Being a nonimmigrant alien residing in Kansas unless you reside in Kansas and you fall within any of the exceptions set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922(y)(2)
Exceptions to Nonimmigrant Alien Prohibition: An “alien” is anyone not a citizen or “national of the U.S.” A “national of the U.S.” is someone who owes permanent allegiance to the U.S. A “nonimmigrant visa” is a visa properly issued to an alien as an eligible nonimmigrant by a competent officer. Nonimmigrant aliens may apply for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license if the alien: (1) is admitted to the U.S. for lawful hunting or sporting purposes and in possession of a hunting license/permit issued in the U.S.; (2) is an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited to the U.S. Government or their Government’s mission to an international organization having its headquarters in the U.S.; (3) is an official of a foreign government or a U.S. Dept of State designated “distinguished foreign visitor”; (4) is foreign law enforcement of a friendly foreign government and here on official law enforcement duties; or (5) has received a firearms waiver from the Attorney General of the United States. See 18 U.S.C § 922(y)(2) for additional exceptions)
If it has expired, you have 6 months to renew the permit with an addition $15 fee making it $40. After 6 months you need to apply as if it was a new permit.
If I get arrested or convicted, do I have to notify the Kansas Department of Justice about the arrest or conviction?
If I move my permanent residence to another state, is my Kansas Concealed Carry License still valid?
(If born outside of U.S. attach a copy of your foreign-born U.S. citizen birth certificate, U.S. passport or certificate of naturalization)
(e) (1) It shall be a violation of this section to carry a concealed handgun in violation of any restriction or prohibition allowed by subsection (a) or (b) if the building is posted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the attorney general pursuant to subsection
(h). Any person who violates this section shall not be subject to a criminal penalty but may be subject to denial to such premises or removal from such premises.
Are you allowed to carry concealed in Kansas State Parks, State & National Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, and/or Road Side Rest Areas?
State Forests: Yes
National Forests: Yes
Road Side Rest Areas: Yes
Does my military training exempt me from the training requirement for a Kansas Concealed Carry License?
10/2/2015 – Format updated along with all information.
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