Applications for conceal and carry permits are conveniently available to Cape Girardeau County residents at our office. Residents that wish to carry a concealed weapon on their person will need to obtain a permit for a concealed weapon.
Concealed weapon applicants must meet the criteria indicated below before being allowed to fill out an application. Applications for the right to carry a concealed weapon may be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MISSOURI REVISED STATUTES CHAPTER 571 WEAPONS OFFENSES
To obtain a concealed weapon permit, you must meet the criteria as defined by Section 571.101 RSMo. A list of qualified instructors that have been approved by the Sheriff of Cape Girardeau County can be viewed below:
Click on List of Instructors to view the approved providers.
To obtain a concealed weapon permit ("CCW") application, you must have the following:
A certificate showing a minimum of 8 hours of required personal firearms safety training.
A valid Missouri driver license showing that you are a resident of Cape Girardeau County.
The fee for a CCW permit is now $79.00
Payment can be in the form of cash, a check, or a money order for the exact amount of $79.00 payable to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office.
When completing your application for a CCW permit you will be required to submit to one photograph and fingerprinting.
The application must be completed by the individual obtaining the permit. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol for a criminal records check.
Applicants will be notified by phone within 45 days regarding approval of their permit. Please allow the full 45 day period to expire before contacting us. Upon notification, applicants may pick up their signed permit at our office.
When picking up your permit, you will be given a blue slip of paper that you are required to take to the local license bureau within 7 days. The blue slip of paper will serve as your temporary permit until you arrive at the license bureau.
Once processed at the license bureau an endorsement will be added your driver license and you will only need to present your license to show that your are CCW qualified.
Persons who do not submit their slip to the license bureau within 7 days will have their permits voided.
How do I renew my concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit?
CCW permits have to be renewed every three years. To renew bring the following items to the Sheriff's Office: CCW identification, and a renewal letter from the department of revenue. Once these items have been submitted to the Sheriff's Office, you will need to fill out a simple form and pay a fifty dollar renewal fee. If your CCW is expired by more than sixty days; additional fees may apply.
For more information concerning CCW laws visit:
GunLaws.com - An excellent resource with information about conceal and carry laws in all states nationwide.
Learn where it is legal and where it is not legal and which states will honor your Missouri permit
Missouri Dept. of Revenue CCW Information and Frequently Asked Questions