Dwayne Carey
Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953

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Concealed Carry Frequently Asked Questions

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Effective August 28th, 2014

Permit Expiration

New and renewal permits issued on or after August 28, 2013 are valid for a period of five years and will expire on the last day of the month in which they were issued. Example: New or renewal permit issued July 1, 2014 is valid until July 31, 2019.

Permits issued prior to August 28, 2013 are still only valid for a period of three years, but also expire on the last day of the month in which they were issued. Example: New or renewal permit issued May 1, 2013 is valid only until May 31, 2016.

If a ccw permit has been expired for six months or longer, the issuing sheriff shall notify the concealed carry permit system of the expired permit and it shall be cancelled.

If the ccw permit that has been expired for six months or longer, was issued prior to Aug. 28, 2013, in addition to notifying the concealed carry permit system, the sheriff shall also notify the director of revenue. The director of revenue shall remove the ccw endorsement from the individual’s driving record and inform the individual their driver or non-driver license has expired.

Background Checks

An inquiry of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System must be conducted within three days of receiving a properly completed application for a ccw permit. If an applicant is not disqualified by this check, then a fingerprint check is sent to the FBI. Upon completion and receipt of all checks, if there is no disqualification, the permit must be issued within three days.

If all checks/inquiries are not received or completed, and no disqualifying information has been identified within 45 days, a provisional permit must be issued to the applicant. A provisional permit must be revoked within 24 hours of receipt of any disqualifying information.

The above information is not really anything new, but this section was re-worded in the law. What is new is that the sheriff must then notify the concealed carry permit system of the revocation.

Permit Card

The card size was dimensionally changed by 1/8th of an inch in length and width, and a concealed carry system county code shall be assigned to it.

Concealed Carry Permit System

The Concealed Carry Permit System is authorized for creation under RsMO. 650.350. MoSMART will administer the system/database. Sheriffs are required to report the issuance of provisional, new and renewed ccw permits to this statewide system rather than to MULES.

Information in the concealed carry permit system shall not be distributed to any federal, state or private entity, and shall only be available for a single entry query of an individual who has been arrested for a crime or is the subject of interest in an active criminal investigation.

A sheriff may access the concealed carry permit system for administrative purposes to issue a permit, verify accuracy of permit holder information, perform name and address changes of a permit holder, or suspend/revoke/cancel a permit under the allowed circumstances.

Administrative Suspension of a CCW Endorsement or Permit

A CCW Endorsement is essentially a permit that was issued prior to Aug. 28, 2013 and will be on a driver or non-driver license. A CCW Permit is a permit issued on or after Aug. 28, 2013 and is a document and/or card issued directly by the county sheriff.

A ccw endorsement/permit shall be suspended or revoked, and the endorsement/permit holder shall surrender said permit upon the issuance of a full order of protection, any arrest warrant, or mental health commitment order. The official to whom the endorsement/permit is surrendered shall administratively suspend the endorsement/permit in the concealed carry permit system and then send the endorsement/permit to the circuit court of the county issuing the orders/warrant. The permits will remain suspended until such time as the order(s) are terminated or charges dismissed. Upon termination of said order(s) or charges dismissed, the court shall return the permit to the holder and the official (sheriff) shall administratively return the endorsement/permit to good standing in the concealed carry permit system.

If the permit that was suspended or revoked was on a driver or non-driver’s license, the official must give the holder a DOR receipt at the time of suspension so the receipt may act as their driver’s license.

Conviction, discharge or commitment as stated in 571.101 through 571.121, shall result in revocation of a ccw permit. The court shall forward notice of conviction or action and the permit to the issuing county sheriff, who shall then report the change in status to the concealed carry permit system.

Change of Address or Name

If a ccw permit holder moves outside of the county in which their permit was issued, the holder must notify the sheriff of the new jurisdiction within thirty days of the change of permanent residence. The permit holder must show proof of the new address to the sheriff of the new jurisdiction. The sheriff in the new jurisdiction shall notify the sheriff of the old jurisdiction of the permit holder’s change of address. The sheriff of the old jurisdiction shall transfer any information on file regarding the permit holder to the sheriff of the new jurisdiction within 30 days. The sheriff shall take and destroy the permit from the old jurisdiction and issue a new permit from the new jurisdiction. The sheriff of the new jurisdiction shall report the address change to the concealed carry permit system within 3 days. The sheriff of the new jurisdiction shall charge a $10 fee for processing an address change.

If the permit was issued prior to Aug. 28, 2013, the permit holder shall also furnish proof of the change of address to the director of revenue. The director of revenue shall then reflect the address change on the individual’s driving record.

The process for a permit holder to change their name has not changed. The holder must provide proof of the name change to the sheriff within 30 days of changing his/her name. What is new, is that the sheriff must report the name change to the concealed carry permit system within 3 days. There is a $10 fee for processing a name change.

Also new is that sheriffs are now required to charge late fees of $10 per month for up to 6 months on holders who fail to report their change or address or name within 30 days.

A ccw permit automatically becomes invalid after 180 days if the permit holder fails to notify the sheriff of their change of address or name within that time.

Training

Students taking a concealed carry class to meet the state’s training requirements for obtaining a ccw permit no longer need to train and qualify with both a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol. They may choose to train and qualify with one or the other, but don’t have to do both. The number of rounds they must fire from the handgun they have chosen to train and qualify with has not changed.

The classroom portion of training may not have more than 40 students PER INSTRUCTOR. This pertains to the classroom portion only. The restriction at the range of no more than 5 students engaged in firing per range officer has not changed.

Instructors: The law now specifically authorizes the creation of a statewide instructor database to be administered by MoSMART or its designee. Instructors who choose to do so, may register in the county in which they reside. To register, an instructor must provide a copy of their valid instructor certification(s), a course outline signed by the instructor and notarized, and a photo of the instructor, and pay a $10 annual fee. The instructor registration must be done annually for those who wish to be in the database and is only good for a calendar year. Any instructor registered in this database shall be presumed by all sheriffs to be a valid instructor, unless the sheriff has reason to believe otherwise. Instructor information on the database is a closed record except for access by any sheriff.


Conceal & Carry Finger Print Station Conceal & Carry Finger Print Station

How do I get my concealed carry permit?

Where can I get the training certificate needed for concealed carry?

Where can I apply for my permit?

How much does a permit cost?

Do other states recognize a Missouri CCW permit?

Are there places in Missouri I can't carry a concealed firearm after I get my permit?

Do I have to get a CCW permit if I only want to carry a concealed firearm in my car?

I took a firearms safety course a number of years ago. Can I use that certificate to apply for a CCW permit without taking a new course?

How long will it take to get my CCW permit?

How long is my concealed carry permit valid?

Do I have to carry my permit with me when I have a concealed firearm?

Where can I find all of the Missouri Statutes that pertain to Concealed Carry and other weapons offenses?

Where do I go to get my CCW renewed?

When can I start the renewal process?

What is the cost of the renewal?

What do I need to bring with me to do my renewal?

Can I get the new certificate the same day?

How can I be added to Boone County's approved concealed carry instructor list?

What do I do if my permit is lost or destroyed?

What do I do if I change my address?

What do I do if my name changes due to marriage, divorce or some other legal name change?

I pled guilty to a felony charge a long time ago, but I received a Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS). Will I still be able to get my CCW permit?

How do I get my concealed carry permit?

You must be at least twenty-one years of age, or at least eighteen years of age and a member of the United States Armed Forces or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces, or a permanent resident of the United States.

You must be a Boone County, Missouri, resident.

Applicants can apply by presenting their firearms safety training certificate, a positive picture I.D., proof of current address, two complete sets of fingerprints and a non-refundable fee.

Applicants who are not a citizen of the United States must provide an alien or admission number issued by the Federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirming permanent residency within the United States.

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Where can I get the training certificate needed for concealed carry?

There are a number of private vendors offering this training. They can be located via various advertisements in the media, and by contacting area gun stores and shooting organizations. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department cannot provide specific instructor information.

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Where can I apply for my permit?

Applicants from Boone County may apply at the location listed below:

Boone County Sheriff's Department   Online - Apply for a Permit
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202
Monday through Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
* CCW staff are off-duty on state & federal holidays; therefore, no applications are accepted at the BCSD on those days.

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How much does a permit cost?

Effective August 28, 2013, the fee increased to $97.50.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department accepts payment in the following manner:

Cash, Credit, or Debit: Effective August 28, 2013, this fee became $97.50.
There is a 4% additional fee (from the credit card vendor) for using a credit or debit device.

If the Livescan fingerprinting system is temporarily unavailable it will be necessary to use ink fingerprint cards. In this instance a check for $30.50 payable to the MSHP Criminal Records Fund will be required, along with the remaining fee amount of $67.00 cash, credit, or debit due to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

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Do other states recognize a Missouri CCW permit?

Yes, a number of other states recognize Missouri CCW permits.

For a viewing of states that accept Missouri's endorsement you may go to the Missouri Attorney General's Office Web site at the following address:

http://ago.mo.gov/Concealed-Weapons/Concealed-Carry-Reciprocity-Missouri.htm.

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Are there places in Missouri I can’t carry a concealed firearm after I get my permit?

There are a number of places specifically named in the law in which concealed firearms are prohibited.

Missouri Statute 571.107 specifically lists locations and under what circumstances that concealed carry is prohibited. 571.107 may be viewed by visiting http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5710000107.HTM.

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Do I have to get a CCW permit if I only want to carry a concealed firearm in my car?

No. A citizen age 21 or older may carry a concealable firearm in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, as long as such concealable firearm is lawfully possessed.

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I took a firearms safety course a number of years ago. Can I use that certificate to apply for a CCW permit without taking a new course?

No personal firearms safety training offered prior to the passage of this law will be accepted. Firearms safety courses for application purposes must meet current specific requirements of law, and must be held after 09/11/03 to be acceptable.

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How long will it take to get my CCW permit?

That can vary, depending on the time it takes to complete the background check. However, a permit will be issued or denied within 45 calendar days from the date of application. If all background checks have not been completed by the 45th day, a provisional permit will be issued to the applicant until all checks are completed. If no disqualifying record is found then the provisional permit will be recalled and a "full" permit will be issued.

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How long is my concealed carry permit valid?

The concealed carry certificate/permit issued prior to August 28, 2013 is valid for a period of three years from the date of issuance. Any new or renewal concealed carry permits issued on or after August 28, 2013 are valid for a period of five years. Permits expire on the last day of the month in which they were originally issued, 3 or 5 years after issuance, depending on when their permit was issued.

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Do I have to carry my permit with me when I have a concealed firearm?

Yes. Any person issued a concealed carry permit shall carry the permit along with a valid government-issued photo ID at all times when carrying a firearm, and shall display the permit and identification upon the request of any peace officer.

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Where can I find all of the Missouri Statutes that pertain to Concealed Carry and other weapons offenses?

The entire Missouri Revised Statute chapter 571 may be viewed by visiting http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C571.HTM.

Section 571.101, RMSo, covers concealed carry permits, application requirements—approval procedures—issuance of permits, when—record-keeping requirements—fees.

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Where do I go to get my CCW renewed?

Boone County Sheriff's Department   Online - Apply for a Permit
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202
Monday through Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
* CCW staff are off-duty on state & federal holidays; therefore, no applications are accepted at the BCSD on those days.

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When can I start the renewal process?

Applicants should begin the renewal process prior to the expiration of their CCW permit. Renewals can be done up to six months after the permit expires however, late fees will be applied at a rate of $10.00 for each month the applicant is late. If the permit is expired more than six months, the permit is canceled and the applicant must apply for an entirely new permit.

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What is the cost of the renewal?

$50.00 Cash, Credit, or Debit at the Sheriff's Department.
There is a 4% additional fee (from the credit card vendor) for using a credit or debit device. No $100 bills please. We are unable to make change on bills that large.

There is a $10.00 late fee per month after the expiration of the CCW Endorsement.

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What do I need to bring with me to file my renewal?

Your Driver's License, Non-Driver ID and your current concealed carry permit.

Payment is also due at the time of application.

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Can I get the new certificate the same day?

No. Due to the volume of permit applications received, it will take several days to process and complete. You will be notified when your permit is ready. We try to complete renewal applications within seven (7) days.

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How can I be added to the Concealed Carry Permit System’s statewide instructor database?

Instructors who choose to do so, may register with the sheriff in the county in which they reside. To register, an instructor must provide a copy of their valid instructor certification(s), a course outline signed by the instructor and notarized, and a photo of the instructor, and pay a $10 annual fee. The instructor registration must be done annually for those who wish to be in the database and is only good for a calendar year. Any instructor registered in the statewide database shall be presumed by all sheriffs to be a valid instructor, unless the sheriff has reason to believe otherwise. Instructor information on the database is a closed record except for access by any sheriff.

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What do I do if my permit is lost or destroyed?

Within 7 days of actually discovering the loss or destruction of the permit, the permit holder must come to the Sheriff’s Department and "furnish a statement" in writing that the permit is lost/destroyed. A replacement permit will be issued within 3 days.

A fee of $10 will be charged for processing a replacement permit.

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What do I do if I change my address?

If a CCW permit holder moves outside of the county in which their permit was issued, the holder must notify the sheriff of the new jurisdiction within thirty days of the change of permanent residence. The permit holder must show proof of the new address to the sheriff of the new jurisdiction. The sheriff in the new jurisdiction shall notify the sheriff of the old jurisdiction of the permit holder’s change of address. The sheriff shall take and destroy the permit from the old jurisdiction and issue a new permit from the new jurisdiction. The sheriff of the new jurisdiction shall report the address change to the concealed carry permit system within 3 days. The sheriff of the new jurisdiction shall charge a $10 fee for processing an address change. Examples of proof include providing a current lease agreement, current utility bill, home purchase documents, etc. A CCW permit becomes invalid if the holder fails to report the address change as prescribed within 180 days.

A fee of $10 will be charged for the processing of a change of address transaction.

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What do I do if my name changes due to marriage, divorce or some other legal name change?

The permit holder shall obtain a corrected permit from the Sheriff that issued their current permit. The permit holder must provide proof of their name change within 30 days to the Sheriff that issued their current permit. Acceptable proof includes a marriage license/certificate, divorce decree or other court issued document verifying the name change. The Sheriff shall report the name change to the concealed carry permit system within 3 days of receipt of the information.

A CCW permit becomes invalid if the holder fails to report the name change as prescribed within 180 days.

A fee of $10 will be charged for processing a name change.

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I pled guilty to a felony charge a long time ago, but I received a Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS). Will I still be able to get my CCW permit?

No. Anyone who has ever "pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere or been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year," is disqualified from receiving a CCW permit. An imprisonment term exceeding one year defines a felony. That a person received an SIS is irrelevant for the purposes of CCW, and they shall be denied.

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