Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Florida Concealed Weapon Or Firearm License

Recently I've received some inquiries concerning renewal of  the Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License, and since there have been some relatively new changes to the system, I'll post them here:

New or renewed licenses are valid for 7 years from the issuing date. Prior to this, the licenses were good for only 5 years.

Home addresses are no longer featured on the license. This is in response to many suggestions that all indications of town or county be removed, and the state finally agreed that it was unnecessary to include the licensees home address on the license itself. If the licensee changes his address, said change must be reported to the Division of Licensing within 30 days and this can be done easily enough by Googling Florida Concealed Carry, or clicking the link below where you can do it all online. They've been toying with the idea of requiring a 10 day turn-around in moving then reporting, but to my knowledge haven't written it in stone.

The fee for renewal is $65. This along with a passport-style photo taken within the past 30 days is to be sent along with the renewal form that you've had a Notary bear witness to.

In conclusion, I'd like to reiterate my long standing admiration for this particular department. Florida takes the 2nd Amendment seriously, and even if one waits until the last moment they'll have the form approved, printed and mailed within a week to ten days. From there on its the Post Office you must deal with. Their phone lines contain the most clear and concise information I've ever seen, and they'll tell you over the phone where your license is at any given point in time. You are not shunted about from pillar to post but routed directly towards the area you are looking for. 

Do I agree with the need for a license? No. But the people who work there are good people and should be recognized as such, particularly in a time when customer service is but a fleeting memory.

For additional information please click here. Get those licenses, use them, and as always thank you for your support.


bah_humbug said...

Another sunshine and lollipops story on Shooting The Messenger. I think Fits has been abducted. - Probably by some guys and a (I shouldn't say it) from Tennessee.

fits said...

man hands man hands man hands