Pennsylvania Concealed Carry Permit


Pennsylvania Concealed Carry Permit

Pennsylvania Concealed Carry PermitThe Pennsylvania concealed carry permit is a shall-issue state meaning the State is compelled to issue a license as long as an applicant meets the basic requirements by State law.

Concealed carry permits are issued per county by the sheriff.

Permits are issued with the chief of police if a licensee is a resident of a city of the first class.

Pennsylvania concealed carry permits are offered to residents and non-residents that are at least 21 years old. Non-residents must already have permits to carry in their home states in order to obtain a Pennsylvania license. There is no training requirement and the concealed carry permit is valid for five years.

The cost for a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit can be found HERE

What Are the Concealed Carry Permit Requirements in Pennsylvania?

An applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a resident of the county in which the application is filed for at least 90 days or if from another state, possess a permit/license from that state
  • Not have a character and reputation indicating the applicant would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety
  • Not have been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent in the past 10 years for any offense under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act
  • Qualify to possess a firearm under Pennsylvania law and must not have been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent in the past 10 years for any of the crimes which disqualify individuals from firearm possession under Pennsylvania law
  • Be of sound mind and never have been committed to a mental institution
  • Not be addicted to or an unlawful user of marijuana or a stimulant, depressant or narcotic drug
  • Not be a habitual drunkard
  • Not have been charged with or convicted of a crime punishable by more than 1 year of imprisonment
  • Not be an undocumented alien
  • Not have been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces
  • Not be a fugitive from justice
  • Not be otherwise prohibited from possessing, using, manufacturing, controlling, purchasing, selling or transferring a firearm as provided by Pennsylvania law
  • Meet the federal law requirements mentioned above

Does Pennsylvania Require Firearms Training?

Pennsylvania law does not require applicants for a License to Carry Firearms to undergo firearms safety training or demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety.

Apply For A Concealed Carry Permit in Pennsylvania

Applicants should download and complete the application or go to your county sheriff’s office to obtain an application. Non-residents may submit a completed application to any Pennsylvania county sheriff’s office.

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