Concealed Carry Permit Information

Missouri state laws pertaining to Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permits are subject to change each legislative session. Over the last several years the statutes have changed and could be updated at any time. Please research the information below and in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to verify that you have the most accurate information in accordance with Missouri state laws.

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Permit Requirements

General Permit Requirements

You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and meet one of the following age requirements:

  • At least nineteen (19) years of age; or
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age and a member of the United States Armed Forces; or
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age and honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.

You must be a Boone County, Missouri, resident.

Applicants can apply by presenting their firearms safety training certificate, a positive picture identification (ID), proof of current address, +and a non-refundable fee.

Additional Citizenship/​Residency Information

If you are not a natural born citizen of the United States of America, but have since obtained citizenship you will need to provide proof of your citizenship. Acceptable forms of proof are Naturalization Papers or a United States passport.

If you are a permanent resident of the United States, but not a citizen, you will need to provide a permanent resident card (often called a green card) with the alien or admission number issued by the Federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirming permanent residency within the United States as proof of permanent residency.

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Where To Apply For Or Renew Permits

Applicants from Boone County may apply for or renew CCW permits at the location listed below:

Boone County Sheriff's Office
2121 County Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Online CCW Application

* CCW staff are off duty on state and federal holidays; therefore, no applications are accepted on those days.

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Fees & Permit Lengths

The fee for a new five (5) year CCW permit is $95.00.

Additional CCW permits available (not valid outside the state of Missouri):

  • 10 year Extended: $200
  • 25 year Extended: $250
  • Lifetime: $500

Before applying for an Extended or Lifetime permit, consult with the CCW staff at the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Cash
  • Credit (an additional 4% vendor processing fee applies)
  • Debit (an additional 4% vendor processing fee applies)

If the Livescan fingerprinting system is temporarily unavailable it will be necessary to use ink cards. In this instance, a check for $27.25 payable to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Criminal Records Fund will be required, along with the remaining fee amount of $67.75 cash, credit, or debit due to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

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Renewing Permits

The fee for renewing a five (5), ten (10), or twenty-five (25) year permit is $50.

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. Military personnel who were deployed or on active duty, or were injured and unable to renew, will not be assessed late fees until two months after their return from injury or duty/deployment.

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.

You will need:

  • $50.00 renewal fee in the form of cash, credit, or debit
    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.
  • Your driver's license or non-driver ID
  • Your current concealed carry permit
    There is a $10.00 late fee per month after the expiration of the CCW Endorsement.
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Legal Information

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.

A number of other states recognize Missouri CCW permits. However, only the five (5) year renewable permits may be honored in other states. Extended and lifetime permits are not valid outside of Missouri. For a viewing of states that accept Missouri's CCW permit, please visit the Missouri Attorney General's Office website.

Where To Find State Gun Laws

Missouri Statute 571 covers all crimes and punishments related to weapons offenses. Section 571.101 covers concealed carry permits, application requirements, approval procedures, issuance of permits, record-keeping requirements, and permit fees.

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