Form FDACS-16036, Application for Concealed Weapon or Firearm License , is a formal document Florida residents and eligible non-residents need to file to obtain permission to carry a weapon of their choice in a concealed manner. Before any individual may have a concealed gun in their possession, they must apply for a specific license at the regional office of the Florida Division of Licensing, send an application by traditional mail, or send their request electronically via mylicensesite.com. Florida is a so-called "shall-issue" state which means the license is subject to meeting certain criteria - you need to submit to the authorities the information about your military history and potential criminal issues you might have had in the past.
This form was issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) on July 1, 2017 , with all previous editions obsolete. A fillable Florida Concealed Firearm License Application is available for download below.
Follow these steps to fill out Florida Application for Concealed Weapon:
To apply for a license, you can appear personally at a local FDACS office or mail the documentation to the FDACS Division of Licensing, PO Box 6687, Tallahassee, Florida 32314-6687. If the latter option is preferable, you have to attach photocopies of your fingerprints obtained from the county sheriff and a color photograph. Within ninety days you will receive a license in the mail or, in the event of refusal, you will get a document that denies your request. You can find more about the filing process at mylicensesite.com.