Concealed Weapons Permit

Take the following steps to obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit in the County of Powhatan.

Complete the Application


Fill out the State Police's Concealed Handgun Application (PDF).
  • You must attach a photocopy of 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 a previous Concealed Handgun Permit).
  • The application must be signed in front of a notary or Clerk/Deputy Clerk.
  • For renewals, please include a copy of your Concealed Handgun Permit.

Submit the Application


Mail or deliver the application to the Powhatan Circuit Court Clerk's Office with a $40 check. Fingerprints are no longer required.

Criminal History Record Check


The Clerk’s Office will submit the completed application to the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office for completion of a criminal history record check.

Approval or Denial of Permit


Once the Sheriff has completed the criminal history record check, the Clerk or Judge will sign an order approving or denying the permit.
  • If your permit is approved, the Clerk’s Office will issue your permit.
  • If your permit is denied, you are entitled to an ore tenus hearing within 21 days.

Receiving the Permit


After the permit is approved, the Clerk’s Office will then mail you the signed permit.
  • It should take about 45 days upon receipt from the Sheriff's Department.
  • If it has been more than 45 days, please call the Clerk's Office and we will inform you of your permit status.