Form R-078 "South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit Application" - South Carolina

What Is Form R-078?

Form R-078, South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit Application, is a legal document you need to file in South Carolina to obtain a concealed weapon permit (CWP). CWPs are issued at the state level by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to residents and eligible non-residents.

Alternate Name:

  • SC CWP Renewal Application

This form was released by the SLED in April 2019 with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable SC CWP application through the link below.

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SOUTH CAROLINA CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT APPLICATION
Mail completed application form/enclosures to: CWP Application, SLED Regulatory, PO Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221
Please check if any of the following apply (proper documentation must be submitted as indicated below)
:
Disabled Veteran:
Retired/Former Military:
Active Military:
Retired Law Enforcement:
Active Law Enforcement:
Application Type (New/Renewal):
CWP # (Renewal Only):
Full Name (Last, First, Middle, Maiden, Suffix):
Residence Address:
Mailing Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
County:
Social Security #:
DL/ID Card #:
Alien #:
Date of Birth (YYYY/MM/DD):
Place of Birth:
Race:
Sex:
Height:
Weight:
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Home Phone:
_ Business Phone:
Cell Phone:
E-Mail:
Training Date:
Instructor Cert. #:
Student #:
Instructor Signature:
Date:
You must answer the following three questions. If any of the answers are “No” you will not be eligible for a permit.
Are you a South Carolina resident or qualified non-resident? (Section 23-31-210, S.C. Code of Laws)
___YES ___NO
Have you successfully completed the required training? (Section 23-31-210, S.C. Code of Laws)
___YES ___NO
___YES ___NO
Are you allowed by all applicable federal/state laws and court orders to possess a handgun?
INSTRUCTIONS- REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLICATION SUBMISSION:
For questions about the CWP application process, forms, or if you need information on state laws and regulations ,or to review applicants Privacy
Rights, please visit
www.sled.sc.gov
(Concealed Weapon Permit Program tab).
Processing time may be up to 90 days. A renewal application should be mailed 90-120 days prior to permit expiration.
Applicants must include a non-refundable payment of $50.00 (certified check, cashier’s check, or money order) made payable to SLED.
Applicants must submit a good quality photocopy of their state issued driver’s license or officially issued identification card.
Resident aliens must provide a copy of their alien card from the Department of Homeland Security.
Qualified nonresident applicants must submit a completed Real Property Tax Form (SLED Form R-168).
The following only apply to NEW permit applications:
1.
Applicants must submit an original completed, signed, and dated application. The CWP instructor must also sign the application.
2.
Applicants must submit two (2) complete, legible sets of fingerprint cards (see applicants Privacy Rights link at
www.sled.sc.gov
).
3.
Active duty military applicants must submit military orders. Retired or former military applicants must submit a copy of their DD214.
4.
Retired law enforcement officers exempt from paying the fee must submit proof of retirement benefits/pension documentation.
5.
Active/retired South Carolina law enforcement officers exempt from training must submit
current
legal and firearm training
documentation. Out-of-state retired law enforcement officers (or those whose certification has expired) must submit proof of
graduation from a federal or state academy that included firearms training as a graduation requirement.
6.
Disabled veterans exempt from paying the fee must submit documentation from the VA indicating disability percentage.
7.
CWP training courses must have been completed within three years of filing the application.
8.
Training date, instructor certification number, and student number must be entered onto the application.
9.
You must submit a signed copy of the SLED CWP Instructor/Student Checklist with your application.
CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION BY APPLICANT:
I am eligible for a South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit pursuant to Sections 23-31-210/215 of the S.C. Code of Laws.
I am not prohibited from possessing a handgun pursuant to Section 922, Title 18, United States Code.
I will notify SLED immediately if I become prohibited by federal/state laws or court orders from possessing a handgun.
I acknowledge false information may cause denial of my application and subject me to any applicable criminal penalties.
My signature certifies I have reviewed the entire application and all information on it is true and correct.
Signature of Applicant:
Date:
Form R-078 (Revised 4/2/2019)
SOUTH CAROLINA CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT APPLICATION
Mail completed application form/enclosures to: CWP Application, SLED Regulatory, PO Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221
Please check if any of the following apply (proper documentation must be submitted as indicated below)
:
Disabled Veteran:
Retired/Former Military:
Active Military:
Retired Law Enforcement:
Active Law Enforcement:
Application Type (New/Renewal):
CWP # (Renewal Only):
Full Name (Last, First, Middle, Maiden, Suffix):
Residence Address:
Mailing Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
County:
Social Security #:
DL/ID Card #:
Alien #:
Date of Birth (YYYY/MM/DD):
Place of Birth:
Race:
Sex:
Height:
Weight:
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Home Phone:
_ Business Phone:
Cell Phone:
E-Mail:
Training Date:
Instructor Cert. #:
Student #:
Instructor Signature:
Date:
You must answer the following three questions. If any of the answers are “No” you will not be eligible for a permit.
Are you a South Carolina resident or qualified non-resident? (Section 23-31-210, S.C. Code of Laws)
___YES ___NO
Have you successfully completed the required training? (Section 23-31-210, S.C. Code of Laws)
___YES ___NO
___YES ___NO
Are you allowed by all applicable federal/state laws and court orders to possess a handgun?
INSTRUCTIONS- REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLICATION SUBMISSION:
For questions about the CWP application process, forms, or if you need information on state laws and regulations ,or to review applicants Privacy
Rights, please visit
www.sled.sc.gov
(Concealed Weapon Permit Program tab).
Processing time may be up to 90 days. A renewal application should be mailed 90-120 days prior to permit expiration.
Applicants must include a non-refundable payment of $50.00 (certified check, cashier’s check, or money order) made payable to SLED.
Applicants must submit a good quality photocopy of their state issued driver’s license or officially issued identification card.
Resident aliens must provide a copy of their alien card from the Department of Homeland Security.
Qualified nonresident applicants must submit a completed Real Property Tax Form (SLED Form R-168).
The following only apply to NEW permit applications:
1.
Applicants must submit an original completed, signed, and dated application. The CWP instructor must also sign the application.
2.
Applicants must submit two (2) complete, legible sets of fingerprint cards (see applicants Privacy Rights link at
www.sled.sc.gov
).
3.
Active duty military applicants must submit military orders. Retired or former military applicants must submit a copy of their DD214.
4.
Retired law enforcement officers exempt from paying the fee must submit proof of retirement benefits/pension documentation.
5.
Active/retired South Carolina law enforcement officers exempt from training must submit
current
legal and firearm training
documentation. Out-of-state retired law enforcement officers (or those whose certification has expired) must submit proof of
graduation from a federal or state academy that included firearms training as a graduation requirement.
6.
Disabled veterans exempt from paying the fee must submit documentation from the VA indicating disability percentage.
7.
CWP training courses must have been completed within three years of filing the application.
8.
Training date, instructor certification number, and student number must be entered onto the application.
9.
You must submit a signed copy of the SLED CWP Instructor/Student Checklist with your application.
CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION BY APPLICANT:
I am eligible for a South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit pursuant to Sections 23-31-210/215 of the S.C. Code of Laws.
I am not prohibited from possessing a handgun pursuant to Section 922, Title 18, United States Code.
I will notify SLED immediately if I become prohibited by federal/state laws or court orders from possessing a handgun.
I acknowledge false information may cause denial of my application and subject me to any applicable criminal penalties.
My signature certifies I have reviewed the entire application and all information on it is true and correct.
Signature of Applicant:
Date:
Form R-078 (Revised 4/2/2019)
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Form R-078 Instructions

  • If you are a disabled veteran, active, former, or retired military, active or retired law enforcement, indicate the application status and attach proper documentation listed in the instructions included in the application;
  • Select the application type;
  • State your full name, residence and mailing addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address;
  • Enter your social security number, driver's license number or ID card number, and alien number;
  • Record your date and place of birth, race, sex, height, weight, eye color, hair color;
  • Since you are required to complete a firearm training course within three years of filing the application, indicate the date of training, your instructor certification number, and student number. It is required to obtain an instructor's signature to file an application;
  • Certify your eligibility to receive a permit by giving affirmative answers to three questions:
  1. Are you a South Carolina resident or non-resident who owns property in the state?
  2. Have you completed the required training with the certified instructor?
  3. Are you allowed by all federal and state laws and court orders to have a handgun in your possession?
  • Confirm the information in the application is true and correct, sign and date the form.

How to Renew SC CWP?

To obtain a CWP renewal, you need to use the same application. Choose the application type at the top of the page and indicate your CWP number. You need to mail an SC CWP renewal application 90-120 days before your permit expires. Attach a photocopy of your state driver's license or ID card. If you are a non-resident, you will also need to provide a property tax form. Resident aliens need to send copies of their alien cards.

You may renew your CWP online if there have been no changes to the information contained on your permit, the application is made within 89 days of the permit's expiration date or the application is not more than 60 days past the expiry date. In all other instances, you have to mail the form to the CWP Application, SLED Regulatory, PO Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221.

How to Check the Status of My South Carolina CWP?

Once you sent the application, the processing time will vary depending on the application type and current demand. The SLED has ninety days to issue a permit. If you have applied more than ninety days ago and still have not received a permit or at least notification explaining why you have not received it, contact the SLED Regulatory Services via e-mail: CWPQuestions@sled.sc.gov.