Concealed Handgun Permits
Concealed Handgun Permit
Concealed Handgun Permit Applications are available at the Radford City Circuit Court Clerk's Office or you may print your application from Virginia State Police.
Filing Concealed Handgun Permit Applications
First-time Virginia permit holders:
Applicants must hand-deliver applications to the Clerk of the Circuit Court during normal business hours at Radford City Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 619 Second Street, Room 149, Radford, Virginia. You must present a government-issued photo identification.
Applicants have two options for submitting Concealed Handgun Applications to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Applicants can hand-deliver renewal applications to the Clerk of the Circuit Court during normal business hours at Radford City Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 619 Second Street, Room 149, Radford, Virginia. You must present a government-issued photo identification with your renewal application. If renewing by mail, renewal applications must include a photocopy of a government-issued photo identification, photocopy of their current/expired permit and proper payment for filing.
Once your permit is approved by the Judge and processed by the Clerk's Office, your Concealed Handgun Permit is valid for five years. You may renew your permit by completing the application as outlined above. In order to maintain your authorization, the application for renewal should be submitted to the Clerk's Office at least 90 days prior, but no more than 180 days prior to the expiration of your current permit. The new permit becomes effective upon expiration of the existing permit.
Applicants may mail their renewal application to the following address:
Radford Clerk of the Circuit Court
619 Second Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
Applicants should carefully review the application and ensure all information is provided. The entire application needs to be submitted (pages 1-5), even if some pages are not applicable to you. The application should be typed or legibly handwritten in dark ink to ensure the information can be read. If the space provided in the application is insufficient for some responses, any additional information that is required can be attached to the application. Attachments should be legible and clear.
The application must be signed by the applicant. The application can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. When applying please fill out and submit the following form:
Application Filing Fees
The filing fee for the Concealed Handgun Application and Renewal Application is $15.00. Applicants who deliver their application in person at the Clerk’s Office have the option of paying by credit card, check, cash or money order. Applicants who mail in the application must pay by check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Clerk of Circuit Court.”
If you need a replacement of your permit, you must file in person at Radford City Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 619 Second Street, Room 149, Radford, Virginia . Your original permit must have been issued by Radford City Circuit Court. If you have recently moved to Radford City and wish to change your address on your permit, you will need to contact the Virginia locality that issued the permit in order to update the address.
Duplicates consist of lost, stolen, destroyed permits as well as address change and name change.
You will need a copy of valid photo identification..
A $10 payment is required for an address change and $5 is required for a lost/stolen/destroyed permit, or if your name is changing.
Proof of Proficiency
- Certification of completion of a hunter safety course
- Certification of completion of a NRA safety or training course
- Certification of completion of a safety or training course offered by local law enforcement agencies or a private institute certified by the NRA or the Department of Criminal Justice Services
- Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training offered for security guards, investigators, or special deputies
- Evidence of experience with a firearm through participation in an organized shooting competition, or current military service
- Proof of an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services. Your DD-214 must indicate the character of service as honorable discharge.
- Firearms training which the Court deems appropriate
More information regarding the manner in which an applicant can demonstrate competency with a handgun can be found at VA Code §18.2-308.02(B).
The Radford City Police Department conducts a criminal background check on each applicant. Once the application has been successfully filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Police Department will complete the background check and return to the Clerk of Circuit Court for the Judge to review.
Review & Processing of Application
Once the Police Department has completed the background investigation and provided the results to the Clerk’s Office, the application is approved or denied by the Circuit Court Judge. Pursuant to VA Code §18.2-308.05, Virginia law requires action on the application by 45 days. Due to an increase in applications and other caseload, applicants can expect the review process to take the full 45 days. Applications that are approved by the Court will result in issuance of a permit by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Unless otherwise requested by the applicant, the permit will be mailed to the applicant at the address provided on the application. Applicants may request that the Clerk contact the applicant when the permit has been issued to make arrangements to pick up the permit in person. You may check on the status of your application in person with valid photo ID. Per VA Code §18.2-308.02(D), we are unable to provide any information contained in an application. You can obtain the status of your application by following the instructions on the notice that is given to applicants once you apply in person or by mail.
Once approved by the Judge and processed by the Clerk's Office, your Concealed Handgun Permit is valid for five years. You may renew your permit by completing the application as outlined above; however, you would indicate in the appropriate box that you are renewing your permit. If your permit has expired, please check the box for resident permit, while providing your expired permit as proof of proficiency. In order to maintain your authorization, the application for renewal should be submitted to the Clerk's Office at least 90 days prior, but no more than 180 days prior to the expiration of your current permit. The new permit becomes effective upon expiration of the existing permit.
When you receive your permit, please sign immediately as it is not valid until you do. If you wish, you may come to our office and we will laminate your card, free of charge.
Please mail your renewal application to the following address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
619 Second Street
Radford, Virginia 24141