Application Instructions of New Permits

Instructions for New Concealed Handgun Permits

  1. Fill out the Concealed Handgun Application.
    1. First-time applicants must sign and submit their applications in the Clerk’s Office in person. You must present a valid state issued photo ID. 
    2. You must present documentation that demonstrates your competence with a handgun for initial permits only.(i.e. Firearms Training Certificate, Hunter Safety Training Certificate, Military Discharge Papers DD214, Copy of an old Concealed Handgun Permit).
      1. Online Firearms Training Certificates are no longer allowed. Firearms training must be taken in person. 
  2. Mail or deliver the application to the Dinwiddie Circuit Court Clerk’s Office with a $50 check or money order. Fingerprints are no longer required.
    1. Mailing Address: PO Box 63, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
    2. Physical Address: 14008 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
  3. The Clerk’s Office will submit the completed application to the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office for completion of a criminal history record check.
  4. Once the Sheriff has completed the criminal history record check the Clerk or Judge will sign an order approving or denying the permit.
    1. If your permit is approved, the Clerk’s Office will prepare your permit.
    2. If your permit is denied, you are entitled to an ore tenus hearing within 21 days.
    3. Please refer to pages of the State Police Application (PDF) for further instructions concerning Concealed Handgun Permits.
  5. After the permit is approved, the Clerk’s Office will then mail you the signed permit.
    1. It should take about 45 days upon receipt from the Sheriff’s Department.
    2. If it has been more than 45 days please call the Clerk’s Office and we will inform you of your permit status