"Holster HQ is an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from links on this page that you clink on and make qualifying purchases, thanks for helping support us"

Florida Concealed Carry License Reciprocity Map

All about Florida, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Florida CCW Reciprocity State Info

Florida Reciprocity, FL Honors these permits:

Resident Licenses Only
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

Florida Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Resident License
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

Non-Resident License
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

No Permit Needed States

The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal:  Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  Some restrictions may apply.  Check each state for its own restrictions.

No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions

Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.

Florida Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington D.C. Wisconsin

Florida Conceal Carry Permit Information

Florida CCW Application Fee

redsident $97, Non resident $97

Residents & Non Residents

Non-Residents can apply in the same way as residents. Non-residents will need to submit paper fingerprint cards with the prints having been done by your local law enforcement agency. You will also need to ensure the address of the agency has been entered on the back of the fingerprint card, if the address is missing your application will be returned.Moving to Florida
If you are moving to Florida and hold a valid Concealed Carry permit/license in your current state you will need to establish residence in Florida by;
Making a statement of domicile.
Registering to vote.

Filing an application for homestead tax exemption on property located in Florida.Once you have established legal residence in Florida your out of state CCW permit will be good for 90 days.


shop now

Valid for How Long

Florida's permit is good for 7 years

Shall Issue State

Florida is a shall issue state


Is Florida an Open Carry State?

Can I open carry in Florida?



Open Carry is illegal in Florida even if you have a permit/license. Under section 790.25(3)(h)(j)(k) of the Florida statutes there are some limited situations were it is legal to open carry such as traveling to and being engaged in lawful target shooting, fishing, hunting, and camping.



How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in Florida?

The application for a concealed carry permit must be processed within 90 days

Florida Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • You have completed an approved firearms training class
  • You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien
  • You must reside in the U.S.
  • You do not have two or more DUI convictions within the previous 3 years
  • No convictions for a violent crime in the last three years, either misdemeanor or felony
  • Federal law requirements

More Details 
These are the minimum requirements to qualify for a Florida concealed carry permit. Full requirement details for a concealed carry permit can be found on the application page.

Can I carry a gun in my car in Florida?

Lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons.—
(1) Declaration of Policy.—The Legislature finds as a matter of public policy and fact that it is necessary to promote firearms safety and to curb and prevent the use of firearms and other weapons in crime and by incompetent persons without prohibiting the lawful use in defense of life, home, and property, and the use by United States or state military organizations, and as otherwise now authorized by law, including the right to use and own firearms for target practice and marksmanship on target practice ranges or other lawful places, and lawful hunting and other lawful purposes.
(3) LAWFUL USES.—The provisions of ss. 790.053 and 790.06 do not apply in the following instances, and, despite such sections, it is lawful for the following persons to own, possess, and lawfully use firearms and other weapons, ammunition, and supplies for lawful purposes:
(h) A person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition;

Where to Apply for Florida Conceal Carry Permit and steps to take

Applications can be submitted in the following ways; Online for renewals only

Mail Regional office Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Florida Tax Collectors Office

Follow these steps to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit

  1. Complete your firearm training course if required.
  2. Decide which method you will submit your application with, either fast track or mail.
  3. Fast track applications can be made at;
    Regional Offices
    Tax Collectors Offices
    You will need to make an appointment.
  4. When you arrive for your appointment you will be directed to a computer station where you can complete an electronic version of the application form.
  5. Staff will then scan your fingerprints and take your photo.
  6. You may be required by some counties to take a psychological test to assess your moral character and judgement.
  7. You will be notified by mail if and when your application has been approved

Florida Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry


  • Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    You are not permitted under Florida law to carry in a bar area that serves alcohol. The law states that "any portion of an establishment that dispenses alcohol.... which is primarily devoted to such purpose".

    So in Florida it means that you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol, as its function is to serve food and not alcohol. If the restaurant has a bar area you can't enter while carrying a gun. Also you can't enter a regular bar. 

  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    Any place of nuisance, any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station; any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse; any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;, any polling place;, any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district;, any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof; any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms; Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building; ,any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose;

    • any elementary or secondary school facility;
    • any area vocational-technical center;
    • any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or non-lethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;
    • inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or
    • any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law
  • Constitutional carry


  • Carry in Restaurant

    Yes but not in the bar area

  • Carry in State Parks


    It is legal to carry in the following areas;

    State Parks:    YES 
    State/National Forests:    YES 
    State Game Management Units:    YES
    Road Side Rest Areas:   YES

    The Law
    State Park Rules

  • Premises that have Signs that state no firearms allowed:

    Signs do not have the force of law behind them but you still could be on trouble for trespassing

Florida Conceal Carry Application Forms

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Miami-Dade Office


Monday – Friday8am – 5pm




Address7743 NW 48th St. Ste. 100

CityDoral, FL 33166-5407

Phone(305) 639-3500

female shooter ccw

Female Concealed Carry Options and Guide

By Holster HQ | May 23, 2020

Yes, it’s possible for women’s holsters to be comfortable and concealable along with functional and feminine! I’m a woman, who shoots guns and I am licensed to concealed carry. Below I will go over everything we women should know about CCW. HOLSTERS FOR WOMEN are different and the same. Let’s get into it.  No, that’s…

big guy holster

Best Holster for Big Guys—Reviews in 2020

By Mark Wallace | April 30, 2020

Bigger guys, chubby guys, fat guys, call yourself what you will. It can be hard to concealed carry when you are a bigger guy. But, it doesn’t have to be that hard. You just need the best holsters for big guys, this post will be similar to the one we did here https://www.holsterhq.com/best-holsters-for-fat-guys/   It…

relentless leather holster

How to Break in a Leather Holster

By Mark Wallace | April 25, 2020

Many people still prefer leather holsters. They look and smell the best. There is nothing like the feel of a well-designed leather holster at your hip. The leather holster is also the most durable. And, they wear extremely well. You just have to know how to preserve and care for your leather holster properly. Also…

15 Best Fanny Pack Holsters | Concealed Carry Fanny Pack

By Holster HQ | April 24, 2020

Fanny pack holsters can be the perfect alternative if you’re looking to conceal carry without using a conventional holster. We are starting out this post with some background knowledge about fanny pack holsters, but if you don’t care to read a bit, you can jump to the beginning of the list here. If instead, you…