States Recognizing West Virginia Concealed Handgun Licenses

Concealed Weapons Permit Information

  • Good for 5 years
  • Must complete 8 hour live fire class and present a copy of completed certificate
  • Copy of Driver’s license or state issued ID with correct address and information, or copy of Military DD214
  • Ages 18-21 qualify for provisional permit
  • Over 21 qualify for regular permit
  • Application process fee $75.00 for Regular and $25.00 for provisional
  • After application is processed and approved they will need picked up and pay an additional fee of $25.00 for regular and $15.00 for provisional.
  • Hours for pickup at the Detention Center is 9-4 Monday thru Friday

Qualifications for License

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must not be ineligible to carry a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g).
  • Applicant can be revoked under 18 USG 922(d) - this means under indictment for a felony
  • Applicant must not have been committed to a state or federal facility for abuse of a controlled substance or convicted of a misdemeanor relating to a controlled substance within a 3 year period preceding the date the application was submitted
  • Applicant must not have chronically and habitually used alcoholic beverages and must not have had two or more DUI convictions within a 3 year period preceding the date the application was submitted
  • Applicant must demonstrate competence with a firearm and have met the training requirements stated in WV Code 61-7-4.
  • Applicant must not have been adjudicated as incompetent and must not have been involuntarily committed to a mental institution
  • Has not been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions
  • Applicant must not have any felony convictions

Restrictions On Carrying A Concealed Firearm Or Other Deadly Weapons By Qualified License Holders:

A concealed firearm or other deadly weapon MAY NOT be carried in the following places:

  • Police Station or Sheriff's Office
  • Detention facility, prison or jail
  • Courthouse (Court of Justice, courtroom, or court proceeding or any building that houses a court of law or the offices of a family law master)
  • Federal government property
  • It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any firearm or any other deadly weapon on any school bus as defined in section one, article one, chapter seventeen-a of this code, or in or on any public or private primary or secondary education building, structure, facility or grounds thereof where secondary vocational education programs are conducted or at any school-sponsored function.
  • Areas within airport where restricted access is controlled by inspection of person or property.
  • Any place where the carrying of a firearm is prohibited by federal law
  • Any private property where posted or prohibited