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New Martinsville, WV 26155

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Concealed Weapon Permit Information

    Qualification to carry a concealed pistol or revolver in the state of West Virginia (WV code 61-7-4)

  • Be a resident of the state of WV and resident of the county in which the application is filed. (Valid driver’s license or photo ID is required)

  • Be at least 21 years of age or be at least 18 years of age and be employed in a job requiring the applicant to carry concealed handguns.

  • Not be addicted to or an unlawful user of alcohol, controlled substance or other drugs.

  • Not been convicted of a felony.

  • Not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence involving the use of a deadly weapon.

  • Not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

  • Not currently be subject to a temporary or final violence protection order.

  • Not be on probation or any other form of judicial supervision for any misdemeanor.

  • Not under any indictment for any felony.

  • Not have been adjudicated mentally incompetent by any court.

  • Be physically and mentally competent to carry a concealed handgun.

  • Have successfully completed one of several specified forms of training in handling and firing a handgun.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. Where can I get an application?

    A. Applications are available in the Tax Office or available by clicking the following link: Concealed Weapon Permit Application

    Q. Is there a list of instructors available that offers training in the handling and firing of a handgun?

    A. There is a list available in the Tax Office of several instructors.

    Q. Can I receive my permit the same day that I apply?

    A. No, the following is what happens when the Tax Office receives an application:

  • A background check is done.
  • The Sheriff shall review the background and determine if the individual can receive a permit.
  • *The Sheriff must sign the application.
  • *The Tax Office will complete the permit and call you to let you know that it is ready.

  • Q. What are the fees for a concealed weapon permit?

    A. The cost is $75.00 when you apply and an additional $25.00 when you receive the permit.

    Q. How often do I have to renew my permit?

    A. The permits are good for five years.

    Q. Can someone else pick up my permit for me?

    A. No, you will need to sign for your permit plus the permit issued will have a photo ID.
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