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Shall Issue to Residents Only
What does a Missouri Concealed Carry Permit look like?
Your city or county sheriff
Out Of State Permit Issue:
Permit Valid For:
Permit Issued Timeline
Sheriff must deny or issue within 45 days. If approved, sheriff must issue within 3 days.
Original Application = $100
Renewal Application = $50
1. Apply in writing with your city or county sheriff. (Must be 23 years old)
2. Submit written application, certificate of training and $100.
3. Present DL or Military ID.
4. Six month residency unless military exception applies.
5. Once approved, must sign certificate at sheriff’s office.
6. After picking up, must take certificate to DMV w/in 7 days.
7. DMV will place an endorsement on a DL or state ID.
1. Completed Application
2. Photocopy of a firearms safety training certificate
3. Driver’s License or Military ID with orders.
4. Nonrefundable Fee of $100
5. Sheriff will fingerprint applicant.
Change of Address:
“The endorsement holder shall furnish proof of the name change to the department of revenue and the sheriff within thirty days of changing his or her name and display his or her current driver’s license or nondriver’s license containing a concealed carry endorsement. The endorsement holder shall apply for a new driver’s license or nondriver’s license containing his or her new name…A concealed carry endorsement shall be automatically invalid after thirty days if the endorsement holder has changed his or her name or changed his or her residence and not notified the department of revenue and sheriff of a change of name or residence.” (RSMo 571.104)
Informing Law Enforcement of Carry:
No requirement to inform unless asked. Must present CCW license upon request. The state DMV issues so during a traffic stop, the status will likely be known.
According to RSMo 571.030, any individual, with or without a valid concealed carry endorsement, over the age of twenty-one may transport a concealable firearm that is otherwise lawfully possessed in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle. Additionally, “any person who has been issued a concealed carry endorsement and such endorsement or driver’s license has not been suspended, revoked, canceled, or denied may carry concealed firearms on or about his or her person or within a vehicle.” (RSMo 571.101)
Places off-limits when carrying:
1. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol office or station
2. Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day
3. Any correctional facility
4. Any courthouse or building used by a court
5. Any government meeting including state legislature
6. Government owned buildings except public housing
7. Bars. (except owners)
8. Secured parts of airports (Federal)
9. Prohibited by federal law
10. All Schools (including colleges)
11. Child care facilities
13. Amusement parks
14. Any church
15. Private property with 11X14 sign with one inch letters
16. Arenas and stadiums seating over 5,000
17. Publicly accessible hospitals
18 Bus – Public Transportation*
Note this is a felony under Missouri law. Others listed above will only result in a warning or tresspass violation but a bus carry will result in more seriuos consequences.
Carrying of a concealed firearm in a location specified in subdivisions 1) to (17) of subsection 20 of this section by any individual who holds concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to this section shall not be a criminal act but may subject the person to denial to the premises or removal from the premises.
If you refuse to leave after being asked and the police are called, you will be fined $100. Second such offense in 6 months is $200 fine and suspension of permit. Third offense in 12 months is $500 fine and loss of permit for 3 years.
Alcohol and Drugs:
Waiting For Information. As always, alcohol/drugs don’t mix with firearms. That’s a pretty simple rule of thumb.
Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
Missouri is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law.
Unrestricted under state law; some local regulation on loaded carry is possible.
Localities with Varying Laws: