CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS
NEW – Effective July 1, 2022:
The York County-Poquoson Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has launched a new program in their Concealed Handgun Permit application process called “Permitium.” This program allows citizens to apply online for new, renewal, lost or stolen, address change and/or name change permits.
To apply online, click here.
Residents who are unable use the online program may still apply in person by visiting the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, excluding legal holidays). Those applying in person must bring the proper documentation (Ex. Certification, ID, etc). The York County-Poquoson Circuit Court is the first to launch Permitium in the area.
APPLICATION: Residents of York County and the City of Poquoson over the age of 21 may apply for a concealed handgun permit by completing an application obtained online or from the York County – Poquoson Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
Non-resident concealed handgun permit applications are filed with the Virginia State Police.
PROOF OF COMPETENCY: Proof of competency to carry a handgun is required.
CRIMINAL HISTORY: York County and the City of Poquoson have local ordinances requiring a criminal record search by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Fingerprints are no longer required.
ISSUANCE: The concealed handgun permit is issued within 45 days of the date the completed application is submitted to the Clerk. If after the permit is issued and a criminal record search reveals that the applicant is disqualified, the permit is subject to revocation.
RENEWAL: Applications for permit renewal may be done in person – OR – via Permitium and be submitted at least 45 days prior to expiration of the current permit.
FEE: The non-refundable application fee for a new permit or to renew an existing permit is $30.00. Please see our payment policy.
LOST/DESTROYED AND/OR NAME CHANGE PERMITS: There is a $5.00 fee to replace a lost or destroyed permit, or if the permit holder has undergone a legal name change. Replacement permits may be done in person – OR – via Permitium.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: There is a $10.00 fee for re-issuance of a permit for a change of address. Change of Address forms (VSP-248A) may be obtained online or from the York County – Poquoson Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and may be submitted to the Clerk’s Office in person – OR – via Permitium.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE WEBSITE.