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Concealed Weapon Permit Application

Collier County Tax Collector Larry H. Ray has partnered with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam to pass legislation that extends the opportunity for residents of Collier County to apply for a statewide Concealed Weapon Permit through the office of the Collier County Tax Collector. An initial Florida Concealed Weapon License application or renewal may be applied for at our main office located at 3291 Tamiami Trail East in Naples. There is a $22 convenience fee for first time applicants and a $12 convenience fee for renewals, in addition to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' licensing fees.

Call 239-252-8171 to make your appointment today! Please note that an appointment is required for this service.

Please Note: All Florida Concealed Weapon Licenses, new and renewal, are issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and are mailed to recipients. Our office does not print or issue Florida Concealed Weapon Licenses.

FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS

Please note, hyperlinks will redirect you to the FDACS website.

1. Determine if you are eligible for a concealed weapon license by reading the eligibility requirements or answering a few simple questions.
2. Applicants must demonstrate competency with a firearm in order to qualify for a license. Click here to learn more about the acceptable forms of training and the proof of training documentation required.
3. Read the application instructions to learn what is required when you complete and submit your application. You can download the PDF file here.
4. Please note that appointments are required. Walk-ins are not accepted.
5. Bring all of the required documentation with you so that you can submit your application in person using our fast-track process:

  • A picture ID. A driver license or state-issued identification card is acceptable.
  • A copy of a training document or other certificate that confirms that you are proficient with a firearm.
  • Your payment. Review licensing fees here. Our office will accept payment by personal check, cash, cashier's check, money order, or credit card. Please note: If paying by credit card, our third-party payment processor will charge a 2.50% convenience fee.
  • If you have ever been arrested, you should bring certified copies of the court documentation reflecting the final disposition of the charge(s) filed against you.
  • If you were born outside the United States, or if you are a permanent legal resident alien, you will need to bring official documentation with you that confirms your citizenship status. Please review eligibility information concerning citizenship requirements.
  • Please note that you do not need to complete an application form in advance of your appointment. You will complete an online application at your service location.

6. Check the status of your application by calling (850) 245-5691 and selecting option 1 or use this link.

Review Section 790.06, Florida Statutes, to learn more about the law pertaining to Florida's concealed weapon license program.

RENEWALS

If your Florida Concealed Weapon License was issued on or after Wednesday, June 11, 2008, it is valid for seven years. The expiration date appears on the front of your license.

If for some reason you fail to renew your Concealed Weapon License by its expiration date, keep in mind that it can be renewed up to six (6) months beyond the expiration date. However, there is a late fee of $15 for renewing after the expiration date. A Concealed Weapon License that has been expired for longer than six months cannot be renewed. If you fail to renew within that six-month period after expiration, you will have to apply for a new license. You cannot carry a concealed weapon or firearm after your license has expired.

Approximately 150 days prior to the expiration date of your license, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will send you the renewal notice. You may mail your renewal notice with payment to the address listed on the notice, or you may fast track your renewal in person at our main office at 3291 East Tamiami Trail in Naples.

If you choose to fast track your renewal at our office, all you have to do is make an appointment by calling 239-252-8171. On your appointment day, bring your unsigned renewal form with you. We will perform the notary service, take your picture, and securely submit your renewal package to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for final approval and issuance. Please note that there is a $12 convenience fee for this service, which is in addition to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' licensing fee. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted. Please note: If paying by credit card, our third-party payment processor will charge a 2.50% convenience fee.

Make sure to bring all of the required information with you so that you can submit your renewal package in person using our fast-track process. All of this information may be found on your Concealed Weapon License and your renewal notice.

Required Information for Renewals
1. Your Concealed Weapon License Number or Concealed Weapon License Renewal Notice
2. State issued Photo ID that includes full name and date of birth
3. Legal name change documentation if applicable i.e. marriage certificate, court records, etc.

Quick links
States that recognize Florida concealed weapon licenses (reciprocity states)
Check the status of your application
Public Record Exemption
Statistical Reports


FAQs
Q: What will happen once I arrive?
Q: How long will it take to do this?
Q: How long will it take for FDACS to process my concealed weapon license application?
Q: Is your office responsible for deciding who is eligible to receive a concealed weapon license?
Q: Is my personal information still protected and exempt from public record if I apply in person at your office?
Q: Can I renew my concealed weapon license at your office?
Q: Can I change my address on my concealed weapon license at your office?
Q: Are there discounts for active or retired Florida law enforcement employees?

Q: What will happen once I arrive?

A: First, one of our staff members will direct you to a computer station where you will complete an on-line application form. (Please note that you do not need to complete an application form in advance.) We will review your application for completeness and notarize it. Then, we will take your photograph and electronically scan your fingerprints.

Q: How long will it take to do this?

A: You should be able to complete the entire process in an hour or less.

Q: How long will it take for FDACS to process my concealed weapon license application?

A: By law, FDACS has 90 days from the date your application is submitted to process it (Section 790.06, Florida Statutes). However, using our fast-track process, the wait is considerably shorter. You may always check on the status of your application by calling (850) 245-5691 and selecting option 1or by clicking here.

Q: Is your office responsible for deciding who is eligible to receive a concealed weapon license?

A: No, our office will simply be accepting applications, taking ID photos and fingerprinting applicants. The FDACS will continue to process all applications and make determinations regarding an applicant's eligibility for licensure.

Q: Is my personal information still protected and exempt from public record if I apply in person at your office?

A: This convenience does not change the integrity of the concealed weapon license program. All personal identifying information of applicants and licensees will continue to be confidential and exempt from disclosure as public records. (Section 790.0601, Florida Statutes)

Q: Can I renew my concealed weapon license at your office?

A: Yes. The FDACS will send your renewal application form with complete instructions on how to renew your license approximately 150 days prior to the expiration date of your license.

Q: Can I change my address on my concealed weapon license at your office?

A: No, you will need to contact the FDACS directly to notify them of your change of address. Click here for more information.

Q: Are there discounts for active or retired Florida law enforcement employees?

A: Yes, however, you must bring the following documentation to qualify for the reduced licensing fees.


RETIRED FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

If you are retired from a Florida law enforcement agency by which you were employed as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer, you must bring a copy of an official document that shows the date of your retirement and the name of the public agency from which you retired. Simply having been formerly employed at one time as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer is not sufficient. Note also that Florida law does not extend this fee exemption to federal law enforcement retirees or law enforcement retirees from other states.

ACTIVE FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

You must bring an official letter on agency letterhead stating that you are currently employed with that agency as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer. The letter must be signed by the agency head, the agency's authorized representative, or the agency's personnel officer.

EXPEDITED SERVICE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Our office is proud to assist with the expediting of Florida Concealed Weapon License applications for active military members and veterans.

Active military personnel who want to expedite their Florida Concealed Weapon License application should bring a copy of their Common Access Card or other form of official military identification to their appointment. We can also accept a copy of service members' current orders as proof of active duty status. Honorably discharged veterans should bring a copy of their DD 214 long form.