How to Get a Concealed Carry Permit in Florida | USCCA

Whether you’re new to owning a firearm or have had a gun for home defense for years, getting a concealed carry permit may seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. There are many reasons and ways to carry a concealed weapon, but the first step is knowing the laws. Applying for a CCW varies by state.

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Appreciate the subject post.

I mailed in my application for an out of state (non FL resident) permit on Jan. 20, 2021, guessing they received it around Jan. 25. Their website reads it could take three months for a determination, which would put me around April 25. However, I noticed they never even deposited my check which I attached with the application, nor have I received a letter back. Online status check only addresses a a suspended application from 2020, because at that time, they could not accept the prints from the LEO which I sent in, despite the new tracking # used from Jan. with the correct prints. Despite efforts, they could not be reached by phone and not returned emails.

Due to the Pandemic, I imagine the 90 day wait could become 120-210 days, based on how long it’s been for others waiting for their own resident state permit, I can’t complain, yet.

Friends; For non FL residents since the Pandemic, how long it been taking you all for your FL permit?

Boy is this timely! I have been trying to get clarification on lawful possession of a firearm in my car while travelling in FL with my SC CWP. I can confirm reciprocity, I cannot confirm whether I can carry concealed inside my car. I’ve been reading the statues and it talks a lot about those without a permit being able to carry a weapon in their car if it is locked up, but it does not say anything about what i can do with a permit.

FL CWP holders - can you carry concealed in your car?

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Welcome. This source attached below indicates that if you have a CCL or permit honored by FL, that “yes you can” carry while in vehicle: