Kansas Concealed Carry Permit Information

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Concealed Permit:
Shall Issue to Residents Only

Issuing Authority:
Kansas Attorney General
Individuals who wish to apply for a Kansas CCH license must apply at the sheriff’s office in the county where they live, regardless of whether they downloaded an application or obtained an application from the sheriff.

Out Of State Permit Issue:
Kansas does not issue permits to non-residents.

NICS/Background Check:
The sheriff shall provide for the full set of fingerprints of the applicant to be taken and forwarded to the attorney general for the purposes of a criminal history records check. Each applicant shall be subject to a state and national criminal history records check for the purpose of verifying the identity of the applicant and whether the applicant has been convicted of any crime that would disqualify the applicant from holding a license. The attorney general, for the purposes of determining the applicant’s eligibility only, may access criminal records that have been expunged by the court.

Permit Valid For:
The permit is valid for four (4) years from the date of issuance.

Permit Issued Timeline:
The attorney general has 180 days to issue or deny the license.

$150 total: Acquire two cashier’s checks or money orders made payable to the county Sheriff ($40) and the Kansas Attorney General ($110).

1. Must complete an 8-hour weapons safety and training course and obtain a certificate of completion from a certified instructor.
2. Twenty-one (21) years of age
3. A Citizen of the United States
4. A resident of Kansas for six (6) months prior to application
5. A Resident of the county where applying
6. No felony conviction or diversion;*
7. Applicant must not have any if the following within five years preceding application:*
a. Convicted or placed on diversion two or more times for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
b. Misdemeanor convictions or diversions under the provisions of the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act
c. Convictions or diversions for a domestic violence misdemeanor
d. Convicted or placed on diversion for carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence of alcohol/drugs
e. Convicted or placed on diversion for carrying a concealed weapon without a license.
8. Cannot be in contempt of court in a child support proceeding
9. Applicant cannot be under a current criminal charge or indictment for an offense that would render the person ineligible for a license
10. Ajudged disabled and appointed a guardian or conservator under the Kansas Act, unless the individual has been restored to capacity for at least three years
11. Not Subject to any of the following restraining orders:
a. Protection from abuse/stalking
b. Divorce
c. Child-in-need-of-care
12. No person ordered by the court to receive treatment for mental illness or alcohol/ substance abuse is allowed to have a concealed carry license unless the person has a certificate issued by a court, at least five (5) years prior to the date of application, restoring the applicant’s ability to possess a firearm
13. Applicant cannot have a dishonorable discharge from the military

Required Documents:
1. Certificate of completed training from certified instructor
2. Completed 4-page application form
3. 2″x2″ passport type color photograph
4. Two cashier’s checks or money orders made payable to the county Sheriff ($40) and the Kansas Attorney General ($110)

The county Sheriff will fingerprint the applicant and forward the entire packet to the Attorney General for processing.

Renewal Information:
Not less than 90 days prior to the expiration date of the license, the attorney general shall mail to the licensee a written notice of the expiration and a renewal form. The licensee shall renew the license on or before the expiration date by filing with sheriff of the applicant’s county of residence the renewal form, a notarized affidavit that the licensee remains qualified, a full frontal photograph taken within the preceding 30 days, and a nonrefundable license renewal fee not to exceed $100. A licensee who fails to file a renewal application on or before the expiration date of the license must pay an additional late fee of $15. if the licensee is qualified, the license shall be renewed upon receipt by the attorney general. No licensed shall be renewed six months or more after the expiration date of the license, and such application shall be deemed permanently expired. A person whose license has been permanently expired may reapply for licensure, but an application for licensure and fees shall be submitted, and a background investigation shall be conducted.

Change of Address:
Within 30 days after changing any permanent address, or within 30 days after having a license lost or destroyed, the licensee shall notify the attorney general of such change, loss, or destruction. Failure to notify the attorney general may result in the imposition of a fine or revocation of the license. in the event that a concealed weapon license is lost or destroyed, the license shall be automatically invalid. A duplicate may be obtained at a cost of $15, after the licensee furnishes the attorney general with a notarized statement of the loss or destruction.
Licensee Change of Address or Name Notification Form

Lost or Destroyed Permit:
Within 30 days after changing any permanent address, or within 30 days after having a license lost or destroyed, the licensee shall notify the attorney general of such change, loss, or destruction. Failure to notify the attorney general may result in the imposition of a fine or revocation of the license. in the event that a concealed weapon license is lost or destroyed, the license shall be automatically invalid. A duplicate may be obtained at a cost of $15, after the licensee furnishes the attorney general with a notarized statement of the loss or destruction.

Informing Law Enforcement of Carry:
Under the KPFPA, if at any time a law enforcement officer asks the licensee if he/she is a CCH license holder or asks if the licensee is carrying a firearm, the licensee must display the license.

Verification by law enforcement that a person holds a valid license to carry a concealed weapon may be accomplished by a record check using the person’s vehicle tag and driver’s license information.

All CCH licensees will be required to have their CCH license with them at any time they are actually carrying a firearm concealed. Failure to do so could result in the licensee having his/her CCH license suspended or revoked and could result in criminal charges.

Automobile carry:
People with a concealed weapon permit may carry in the car loaded anywhere in reach of the permit holder. Under state law, loaded firearms may be carried in plain view, glove compartment or vehicle storage compartments but some localities may regulate this aspect stricter.

Places off-limits when carrying:
1. Any place where an activity declared a common nuisance is maintained;
2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;
3. Any detention facility or jail;
4. Any courthouse;
5. Any courtroom, except that nothing precludes a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in the judge’s courtroom;
6. Any polling place on the day an election is held;
7. Any meeting governing board of any county, city, or other political or taxing subdivision of the state, or any committee or subcommittee thereof;
8. On the state fairgrounds;
9. Any athletic event
10. Any state office building;
11. Any athletic event not related to or involving firearms which is sponsored by a private or public elementary or secondary school or any private or public institution of postsecondary education;
12. Any professional athletic event not related to or involving firearms;
13. Any portion of a drinking establishment except that this provision shall not apply to a restaurant;
14. Any elementary or secondary school building or structure used for student instruction or attendance;
15. Any community college, college or university facility;
16. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal or state law;
17. Any child exchange and visitation center provided for in K.S.A. 75-720, and amendments thereto;
18. Any community mental health center; psychiatric hospital; or state psychiatric hospital, as follows: Larned state hospital,
Osawatomie state hospital or Rainbow mental health facility;
19. Any city hall;
20. Any public library operated by the state or by a political subdivision of the state;
21. Any day care home or group day care home, or any preschool or childcare center, or
22. Any church or temple

Nothing in this shall be construed to prevent:
1. Any public or private employer from restricting or prohibiting
in any manner persons licensed under this act from carrying a concealed weapon while on the premises of the employer’s business or while engaged in the duties of the person’s employment by the employer;
2. Any entity owning or operating business premises open to the public from restricting or prohibiting in any manner persons licensed under this act from carrying a concealed weapon while on such premises, provided that the premises are posted, in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention
of persons entering the premises, as premises where carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited; or
3. A property owner from restricting or prohibiting in any manner persons licensed under this act from carrying a concealed weapon while on such property, provided that the premises are posted, in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of persons entering the property where carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited.

Alcohol and Drugs:
It is unlawful for a narcotics addict or habitual drunkard to possess any firearm.

Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
§ 21-3212. Use of force in defense of dwelling. A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent that it appears to him and he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to prevent or terminate such other’s unlawful entry into or attack upon his dwelling.


“SENATE BILL No. 366 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: New Section 1. (a) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in a place where such person has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand such person’s ground and meet force with force.

New Sec. 2. (a) A person who uses force which, subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 21-3214, and amendments thereto, is justified pursuant to K.S.A. 21-3211, 21-3212 or 21-3213, and amendments thereto, is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force


Open Carry:
Kansas is an open carry State but in 2007 the law was modified that allows Cities & Counties to regulate the manner of openly carrying a loaded firearm but this does not allow them to prohibit it. [Source]

Localities with Varying Laws:
No city or county shall adopt any ordinance, resolution or regulation, and no agent of any city or county shall take any administrative action, governing the purchase, transfer, ownership, storage, or transporting of firearm or ammunition, or any component thereof, other than those expressly authorized by statute. Any such ordinance, resolution or regulation adopted prior to the effective date of this act shall de null and void. For purposes of this section, a statute that does not refer to firearms or ammunition, or components thereof, shall not be construed to provide express authorization. There are some exemptions to this statute. [Source]

Forms & Links:
Attorney General: Concealed Carry
Online Application for Concealed Carry
Print Application for Concealed Carry
Licensee Change of Address or Name Notification Form
NRA-ILA: Kansas Gun Laws

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  • Shanna52

    I moved from AZ to KS – Can I get my conceal carry transferred?

    • Jay

      Go to Kansas Attorney General Website for information

    • BorderSniper

      As a KS resident, you have to have a KS permit. You can apply for a KS permit using a photocopy of your AZ permit in lieu of a firearms training certificate. Once you have applied, the KS AG’s office will mail you a letter saying that you are legally permitted to carry using your AZ permit while you KS permit is being processed. I carried this letter in my back pocket until my KS permit came.

  • Standaman1949

    I would like to know excatly what the law says  how individual businesses must mark the said business to prevent CCL from getting into trouble (signage)

    • rjplt23

      I agree, this “signage” info, Needs to be a part of each states rundown!

    • Myantempler

      Signage information is available on the Kansas attorney general’s website.

  • gr33nPi11

    And so far how many lives have been saved by this? 0, how many taken, unknown as of yet but then again ask a family in FL and what happened to there son,  I think you know his name by now. MJ

    • Boomstickman71

      Don’t you mean “their” son?  They same son who had just broken a man’s nose, and was banging his head on the ground?  I think we should wait for all the facts before jumping to conclusions.  And many lives have been saved by concealed carry.  Maybe even George Zimmerman’s.

      • Chris J

        Don’t you mean “the” same son?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666322397 Jason Lewis

      70% of all statistics are made up right on the spot without the need for something troublesome like evidence… .

    • Twisted93

       if you dont like it nobody is forcing to to carry a weapon to protect yourself or your family! stop complaining!!!!

    • Neary1803

      A Kel Tec 9mm saved the life of the guy there son was attacking. YES, Martin attacked Zimmerman first and the attacker got what he deserved.

    • you feel lucky punk

      you need 2 do some homework there fella. The first month mo allowed cc, a man at a carwash was attempted car jack. luckily he just got his permit that week  shot and killed that worthless pos before he got his truck. Im sure there are many many others.

    • David-ks

      many ….. many …
      Do you know…. how many murders, violent attacks, etc. occur every day where you live that you do not know about ? I can tell you …. a LOT LOT more than you think. Only “some” ever hit the news. Most people would pack their bags and move to the mountains if they knew how many things really go on every day.
      How do I know ? Because , I have worked in the system and seen them first hand, and most of them … never ever hit the news or are even known by the public in general.

    • falco

      Diarrhea of the mouth right here…really you know 0? You base that on what exactly? I suppose since you did “so much” research on this that you also have the statistics on how many are law abiding citizens and who are criminals. I would like to know how many people have shot or killed someone with a gun that wasn’t legally able to carry one. Giving law abiding citizens the right to carry doesn’t have to increase the likelihood of murders. If anything it will make a would be criminal think twice.

  • Ray

    how can i check the status of my application?

  • Chessnutrob

    I took the cc course about 4 yrs ago but didn’t follow through with  the application. I was told by a cc instructor that I wouldn’t have to take the course again but would have to have the cert. from the instructors and could apply any time after that, for ever. Is this correct?I want to  proceed to apply for the permit with the state. Does anybody know about this??

    • james

      I lost my paperwork when we move, 6 years later I found it and the AG office says it’s ok

  • Tom

    Is it true that once one has been issued a concealed carry permit, (In Kansas), that person can no longer carry openly? I had someone who had taken a class tell me this, he was informed by his instructor. My instructor said nothing of the sort. Was wanting to clear it up…

    • David-ks

      If you have a CC license, you are actually better covered to open carry…. but having one in no way impacts your ability to open carry as long as it’s legal where you are.

  • newt

    I have a problem with some of the places you cant carry a gun as I am sitting here reading about it CNN is covering the colorado shootings looks like places like that and sporting events and schools are where these nut jobs like to shoot people

    • falco

      HA…well of course. That’s exactly why they shoot up those places…they know law abiding citizens won’t have guns. A perfect example of how the law protects criminals. Meanwhile loved ones rot six feet under while some punk is out in 20+.

      • acornwebworks

        Wrong. That is *not* why “they” are shooting up those places. For crying out loud, READ about their motives!!! For example, the Colorado shooting was because the guy was mentally ill and imitating a graphic novel. Kids shoot up schools because they’re mad at people *in* that school.

        Good grief. Jared Loughner is a “nutcase” and he went to a place where all sorts of folks had concealed weapons…plus there was security. Why did he go there? Because he didn’t like Gabby Giffords and that was where he could go shoot her and everyone around her who *did* like her!!!

        • nikki klantzos

          Sorry to tell ya but your answer is wrong Acornguy. If you check over the last few years EVERY SINGLE NUT JOB that went to a public place and shot people picked places specifically because they DID NOT ALLOW CONCEALED CARRY and HAD SIGNS POSTED! The Colorado nut even went miles out of his way and bought his tickets two weeks in advance because he knew the that SPECIFIC THEATER HAD SIGNS POSTED NO CCW! It is a fact that there were a dozen theaters closer to him that did NOT have signs posted. You people need to figure it out, criminals and nuts kill defenseless people because they are cowards who want sitting ducks!! I (or my family) will NOT be a sitting duck for some nut because you cowards cant face the truth. The founding fathers had specific intent when they wrote the second amendment and why it follows the first, people need to stop twisting its true meaning.

          They wrote it specifically so that a well armed citizenry could oppose and over throw a tyrannical government and its leaders icluding the military. It was the reason why Washington and Jefferson both opposed having a standing federal military. Sadly the threat from France, England and Spain to take us over was continuous and they could not afford to leave the new Nation defenseless! So we the PEOPLE should NEVER be DEFENSELESS!!!

          • acornwebworks

            Oh, come on. Don’t blame *me* for your ignorance!! It’s *you* who haven’t bothered actually fact-checking.

            Jared Loughner? Shot Gabby Gifford? Killed 6 people. Wounded 19?

            Well…it happened in a mall in Tucson…a mall that did *NOT* prohibit guns!! (You don’t know much about Arizona, do you?)

            Perhaps it would help you to look up Joe Zamudio?? Hint: He had *his* CCW and *he* drew. But *he* didn’t shoot,,,and it wasn’t because of a nonexistent prohibition against guns in the mall.

            And the recent mass shooting in Clackamas Mall outside of Seattle? Again. No signs whatsoever against guns. Indeed, this time you should look up Nick Meli. Hint: He had *his* CCW and *he* drew on the guy in *this* mall. But he *also* didn’t shoot. Don’t blame THAT on a nonexistent anti-gun mall sign or policy, either.

            The fact is that *you* don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • http://www.facebook.com/RobertThomasStone Robert Stone

            I do know this, regardless of whether or not American Citizens are legally allowed to own guns the crazy lunatics that kill people will still find a way to get the guns that they want. There will always be a black market! So screw everyone who wants to limit my gun rights!

          • scatrbrain

            amen. These people ignore that almost ALL guns used in crimes were obtained on the black market. Heres the facts, anti gun people will pick and chose there little examples and statistics to try to prove their argument but they leave out the other part of the statistics that say that armed citizens lower crime rate which has been proven repeatedly, and there are enough examples of this now that even someone very SLOW should be able to comprehend what that means. Problem is that some of thee people are smart, and simply just don’t want me to be able to defend myself and my family from the criminals that ignore the law. Note to the people what don’t want me to protect myself: Come try to take them.

          • scatrbrain

            Wow! You have literally a hand full of examples out of 100`s /1000`s of others that are the opposite! Great job! You did your research and you ignored the fact that almost EVERY occurrence of this ARE IN GUN FREE ZONES! The incidents you cite make up a fraction of them. Where did you do your research? Wikipedia? Hate to break this to you, but it is INDEED YOU that needs to do a hell of a lot more homework.

          • acornwebworks

            As I wrote in reply to your other message, you’re simply assuming that there was no other reason for these mass shooters to choose a particular location…and you couldn’t be more wrong.

            And, *if* you’re like so many other folks, you also assume that certain public places (like malls) are all posted as gun-free zones, when sch an assumption couldn’t be more wrong.

            No. I did not “research” Wikipedia…and I hope you didn’t depend on the NRA for unbiased information, either.

            My gosh. If someone got fired and lost it and went back to his workplace to shoot all the people he felt had “wronged” him, do you seriously think the fact that there was a gun-free sign on the door was why he went *there* to shoot them?

            You know as well as I do that that’s just plain silly.

        • scatrbrain

          Yep, they have motives, and their capable of planning to hit a place that is “gun free” so they can get more bang for their buck. If you don’t see that dude, you ignoring a hell of a lot of established facts. Sure, you may have one example of some nut job going in to a place with armed citizens but in reality an occurrence like this is almost non existent. Some people are crazy and calculated, and some are crazy and crazy. You do understand this right? Your argument is completely pointless.

          • acornwebworks

            Want another example of an *NOT* posted public place? Clackamas Mall. Last December 11th. A mass shooting *since* I posted last??

            (Remember Nick Meli from *that* mass shooting? He was the concealed carry permit holder, who drew his Glock 22 there in the *NOT* posted mall, and took aim at Jacob Roberts? After which Roberts committed suicide? Apparently you don’t.)

            Look. You *want* to believe that “gun free” areas encourage shooters. That they choose their site for this “bigger bang for the buck” concept. Unfortunately, the figures don’t agree with your belief. Not even close. It’s just *your* belief that a myth is true.

            Like it or not, in most mass shooting cases, there’s another, far more pertinent, reason a particular site was chosen. Workplace shootings, for example. (The reason for *that* choice of location should be obvious.)

            And in 99% of school shootings? The shooter(s) has a personal link to the school. Again, it’s not a random “oh, it’s gun free” choice.)

            Heck, the majority of mass shooters commit suicide, so it’s kinda hard to argue that *they* wanted to get out alive :-)

            Look…if most mass shooters had no personal link to the gun free zone where they killed people, then your argument certainly would be valid. But that’s simply not the case.

            Like it or not, almost all mass shooters have a *personal* reason for choosing a particular site to go kill people. And, like it or not, many mass shootings have occurred…and will continue to occur…in *non*-gun free zones.

          • scatrbrain

            Yes another example of a fraction of what the bigger picture is. What figures do you refer to? I find that interesting. The law enforcement and our city officials totally disagree with you. So you must have some really good sources. Forget about where the signs are posted etc etc, i think you people need to understand that crime goes down when licensed citizens are allowed to carry. Thats undisputable as is my last post. which is why Kansas passed CCH a few years ago, then they started allowing concealed handguns in some of the city buildings. Now they just passed open carry. Our Warren Movies Theaters have signs that say “no open carry” because Bill Warren also is aware that his customers are safer with licensed trained and armed citizens around them. Sorry dude, your argument is deader than dead with the people of and Kansas, and especially Wichita.

          • acornwebworks

            I check data from things like the BOJS and the UCR. What about you?

            As far as the effect that CCH and open carry have had on the crime rate in Kansas? Check the Kansas crime rates. You’ll find that neither CCH nor open carry in Kansas has had an appreciable effect on the crime rate.

            Heck, the murder rate in Kansas since CCH was implemented in 2006 has never been as low as it was in 2001-2002. And it goes up and down, up and down. And the violent crime rate? It’s been going down since 1998..long before concealed carry.

            You can look at these figures and statistics yourself, you know. he real ones…*not* the cherry-picked NRA *or* left-wing “figures”.

          • XDS

            You’re right Acorn, shootings still happen in places where it isn’t gun free, no one will argue you on your very valid point about that. That is your only point though, because those incidents you are speaking about someone stopped them from being worse than they actually would have been if no one was there to stop them. Have you ever heard the saying “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This is what you’re advocating, when you want it so law abiding citizens are not allowed the choice to have a weapon with them. Lastly school shooting yes they normally have a personal link, but they again are gun free zones which equals more casualties due to no resistance.

          • acornwebworks

            Unfortunately, they argue all the time about it :-) You can read their arguments in the following posts.

            Plus I am *not* arguing against guns. Not at all. You won’t find me arguing against them *anywhere*. So why, even just based on what I’ve posted here a month ago, would you assume I *am* against guns???

            I simply argue against the nonsensical claim that keeps being made that “that’s exactly why they shoot up those places…they know law abiding citizens won’t have guns” and “EVERY SINGLE NUT JOB that went to a public place and shot people picked places specifically because they DID NOT ALLOW CONCEALED CARRY and HAD SIGNS POSTED!”

            It’s *not* true, XDS. It’s simply not true.

            Folks like these make this argument simply because *they* are against gun-free zones and think this argument is compelling enough to make them go away.

            For example, Jared Loughner was stopped by 2 unarmed men…those “good men” you mentioned…*not* by Joe Zamudio and his gun.

            Or how about T.J. Lane? Chardon High? Chased off by the unarmed assistant football coach, Frank Hall? (Contrary to your claim of “no resistance” :-)

            And, for example, there *were* armed police at Columbine, including one who was serving as a school officer. Didn’t help. But there *was* resistance.

            I guess I get frustrated at the people who think that ‘gun free zones’ are the problem…and that things would be so much safer without them. It’s just not true…which is why there’s absolutely no actual evidence these folks can bring up that proves that it is. They literally cannot provide ANY evidence that ANY mass shooting location was deliberately chosen because it as a gun-free zone…just their personal opinion.

            Nor can they provide any evidence that, as you claimed, “gun free zones… equals more casualties due to no resistance”. Like it or not, shoulda/woulda/coulda is *not* proof.

            By the way, about your “so law abiding citizens are not allowed the choice to have a weapon with them” approach?

            I think what folks have to remember is that the choice of those law-abiding citizens who want to conceal-carry wherever they want simply does *not* override the choice of those *other* law-abiding citizens who have the right and choose to post those gun-free zone signs.

  • Jkatt

    I’m going from Indiana to Colorado through Kansas can I carry my weapon loaded in my vehicle. I have a lifetime permit to carry a gun in Indiana.

    • Dan

      Yes you may in Kansas.

  • Ladybugg

    Is it true that whatever gun you qualify with you are required to carry that caliber or smaller ??

    • http://www.facebook.com/IsaiahClark553 Isaiah Clark

      its perfectly legal to carry any firearm concealed in Kansas if your a CCW holder. Its just a matter of legal view if you use said weapon. For example how the court could view you concealing a sawed off shot-gun vs a pistol.

      • David-ks

        it’s a conceal carry “handgun” license, not a “firearm” license. You cannot carry anything but a handgun (revolver or semi handgun) with the license. You carry a sawed off shotgun, you’ld face Fedl charges plus State charges ….

        • Ryder

          kansas considers pistol grip tactical shotguns to be handguns as well as federal but it must have a certain barrel length open carry has also been proven to apply to anything up to and including semi automatic rifles although both will get you alot of attention

    • David-ks

      NO ….. no such requirement on either the handgun nor the caliber, as related to whatever you decided to quality with. You can qualify with a .22 caliber and carry a .45 if you want. The “qualifying” is to show you can handle a gun safely, that you can shoot safely, that you can hit the target within the qualifying limits while being safe.

  • Kyle

    Can u conceal and carry in a commercial vehicle?

    • nightstalker

      Yes you can, as long as your permitted in that state or they recognize your states permit.

  • gene

    does kansas have an open side arm law?or is there no difference according to the concealed law in kansas

  • David-ks

    Places restricted while conceal carrying above, is misleading or NOT correct. They are listed in the statute, but just prior to that (they were previously restricted), but a revision to the statute removed the restrictions on carrying at these locations and added the wording priot to that list …. ” unless conspiciously posted with the approved AG signage”. In other words, like anywhere else, if not posted with the AG’s approved signage it is legal.
    Also, the statutes provide no allowance to post “property”, parking lots, parks, etc. …. only “buildings” can be posted and all entrances must be posted.
    To be a legal posting , it requires using the prescribed / approved AG signage (AG also defines size, sign, etc) and locations of the signs in relation to entrances / doors into the building.. in order for it to be a legal posting.

  • Chase

    I just completed my class. After completion we found out my wife is up for a possible promotion that could land us anywhere in kansas (which is fine) or possibly missouri. This is suppose to happen around the first of the year. If I submit my app right now it will take until early jan to get my license back. If we end up in another state would it be better to have my app pending, or wait and apply where we end up? Would my license be transferrable, or is a kansas license accepted there with notifying the attorney general of address change?

    • BorderSniper

      Apply now, and apply for a permit if you end up in another state. That way you get your KS permit ASAP if you end up staying, If you move to another state – just apply for their permit.

  • David-ks

    You keep removing my comments… on where the above is incorrect regarding the laws in Kansas. I’m quite willing to provide you with the statutes, etc. to support everything I put in there…….. such as the “places that are off-limits” ….. your statement on this is NOT correct. They are no longer considered “off-limits” , per the statutes … “unless conspicously posted with the AG approved signage”, etc. The Legislature removed them as generally or automatically “prohibited” under the law. It’s only if the “POST IT” with AG approved signage like any other location in the state.
    Also… the only place that can be “restricted” with the AG’s approved signage, is “BUILDINGS” …. per the state statutes.
    Better to correct it, than give out incorrect information.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alecmerino Alec Merino

    If I were to take the conceal and carry class now, I am turning 20 soon, would it count when I apply for the permit next year or is it only valid for a period of time before it expires?

    • http://twitter.com/RobDRef Robert Baldwin

      It will still count. My son took the class when he was 20. You only have to be 21 to APPLY for the permit, not for the class.

  • steve

    I took my carry class but didn’t get the rest of it. How long is my certificate is good for. I am wanting to get it now. If you can help I would appreciate it… thank you

    • kwag

      It is good for lifetime, it used to be a year.

  • jorge

    How long is my weapons safety certified good for

  • bulldog

    Moving from Ga to Ks..can my Ga ccw be used in lieu of training certificate to get a Ks ccw?

  • chuck

    Where I am employed I have to be certified with a handgun and a shotgun; can this training be used instead of having to take the course from an individual?

  • chainedsilence

    If I have a bad conduct discharge from the millitary with no jail time and a soecial cory marshall can I get a cch

  • David

    It has been over 180 days and I have sent in all my info checks have cleared and still have not heard anything what do I do to find out if I get or do not get my ccl thanks

  • James

    What does res permits only mean I’m from Michigan coming to Kansas for awhile can I conceal carry with my Michigan issued cpl

  • mmracing

    The above Kansas CCH application fees are incorrect. It is $32.50 to the county Sheriff Office and $100 to the Attorney General Office .

  • Sven79

    Wyoming should be blue now. They now recognize Kansas CCHL permits

  • Clay

    I looked through the comments but I did not find an answer to my Question.
    I understand Under the KPFPA, if at any time a law enforcement officer asks the licensee if he/she is a CCH license holder or asks if the licensee is carrying a firearm, the licensee must display the license.
    But this does not state or explain if a CCH is not carrying their firearm if they are to still carry their CCH license or even inform the officer that they are a CCH. If someone can direct me to a Kansas statue explaining this that would be great.

  • Flybob

    Read the US Constitution article VI. ANY law or constitution in ANY state to the contrary of the US Constitution is NOTWITHSTANDING!!! NO gun laws in ANY state are legal or binding. The Constitution IS the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. USC 18 Section 242 prevents ANY person from denying you your right to carry open OR concealed. Show me in the second amendment where it says “except for court rooms or schools or airplanes”! IT JUST AINT THERE!!! We have a Constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms ANYWHERE!!! Why would a judge have a right to carry and the people are not? The US Constitution was written to limit GOVERNMENT, NOT the people!!

    • iQuil

      I agree with you, but good luck with that argument in court. Just sayin.

      • iQuill

        I amend that. You’re a little off on USC 18 sec 242. It’s referencing racial/religious etc. discrimination of rights, but yes, the second amendment should be the only permit we need, HOWEVER, I do support some required training before taking a firearm into public domain for the same reasons we are required to have training before operating a motor vehicle. Mistakes with either tend to be lethal and proper training will drastically reduce mistakes.

  • javier

    So after paying for the class I still have to pay to get my permit??

    • Thom Clark

      Yes. Those are the processing fees

  • james

    Very outdated Info. The laws have been amended at least twice since this has been posted.

  • Trent

    So I am a resident of AZ, currently serving active duty in the Army in Kansas. I will be getting my AZ CCL soon. I’m a little confused about the kasnas law and how it applies to me. Am I considered a resident of kansas which would mean I have to apply for a Kansas permit in order to CC? Or does my Active duty status mean I’m not a kansas resident and I can still carry Conceal with just my AZ license?

  • xanderk

    I completed by training course 7 months ago, but due to moving to a differant county have not yet applied for my liciense. Will by course still be valid after this amount of time? THanks

  • Rick

    I submit my CCW application, checks, ect. back on April 4th and was told Topeka would take the full 90 days to make their decision. It is now July 22nd and I still have not received anything in the mail; no decline, no approval, no “need more information”. What gives?

  • Ruby

    I was denied due to a disorderly conduct 8 yrs ago, because it involved a domestic partner. I applied 2/2013. Has something changed since then? I understand from this that it would’ve had to happened within 5 yrs of app. Am I correct?

  • Tracy Terry

    Are there online courses?

  • johnebook

    Several months ago I took the Kansas CCH course but have yet to actually apply for my permit. Does anyone know if there is a ‘drop dead date’ from date of class completion?

    • johnsebook

      disregard I just found the response that I needed below…..Great discussions by the way.

  • Bluewings

    In 1987 I was a certified rangemaster and firearms instructor, distinquisted firearms expert. I’ve been through the police academy and the correctional academy with continual ongoing firearms training. I have certifications of completion, although they are dated 1988 and 1989. Would these certifications be sufficient to submit with my application? BM

  • jos

    What is the likelihood of getting your CC if you have petty things on your license like driving while suspended or failure to appear

  • Lawyersofkansas

    KS State Senate Bill 45, as of FEB 2015 it shall be LEGAL for residents of Kansas to conceal carry a firearm with OUT the need of a conceal carry permit OR the previously required 8hour safety course…. As of March of 2015, Law Enforcement Agencies have not been told to treat cases with this knowledge and to refer to previous laws on carrying. The AG will update its site and inform LEO’s within the upcoming months.