With the goal of streamlining the process to apply for a concealed handgun permit, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens recently pointed out changes in the application process that will take effect Feb. 25.
"I am happy to work with the Circuit Clerk of the Court to streamline and expedite the concealed permit process," said Sheriff Chapman. "Gary Clemens and I are always looking for ways to improve service to the community."
To apply for a concealed handgun permit, residents must print an application from the Virginia State Police website at www.vsp.state.va.us. Click on Forms & Publications, then click on Firearms to find a downloadable version of the application. Applications can also be downloaded from the Clerk of Circuit Court website at www.loudoun.gov/clerk. Click on Concealed Handgun Permits on the left side of the home page.
Residents may also pick up an application at:
- The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Administrative Office, 880 Harrison Street, in Leesburg
- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Dulles South Station, 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, in Chantilly
- The Eastern Loudoun Station, 46620 East Frederick Drive, in Sterling, VA
- The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court located at 18 East Market Street in Leesburg, VA.
Applications must be filled out in black ink and taken to the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office. Residents must also provide their driver's license and proof of training for new applications or your old permit for renewals. The Clerk of the Circuit Court does not accept packets after 4 p.m. It takes up to 45 days for your application to be processed by the court.
“I value the partnership and collaboration with Sheriff Mike Chapman and his leadership team as together we are attempting to provide better services to our citizens,” said Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens. “Streamlining the application process for the concealed handgun permits is just one of several ways we are teaming up for the benefit of our residents.”
The applications processing costs $40.50. Credit card, cash, and check payments are accepted. For more information about obtaining a concealed handgun permit, please visit http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/handgunpermit.