Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

Carry Concealed Permit Information

Please note: All Fees as of January 1, 2014

Application Procedure

The following procedure was developed for all St. Louis County residents to follow in order to obtain a concealed carry permit. What follows is the list of requirements for residents of St. Louis County as mandated by State Statute.

Applicants will be required to:

  • Appear in person to the endorsement application location
  • Provide a valid Missouri Drivers License, Non-Drivers license or Military ID and orders
  • Complete the application affirming that all qualifications have been met
  • Submit a photocopy of the firearms qualification certification
  • Pay $90 fee - Pay by credit card, cash, or a check or money order made payable to Treasurer - St. Louis County

The St. Louis County Police Department will be accepting applications at the St. Louis County Police Headquarters, located at 7900 Forsyth Boulevard, 63105. Clerks will be available between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. No new applications for Concealed Carry Weapons Permits will be accepted after 4:30 PM.

Applications will be taken for the endorsement on the Street Level of the Headquarters building, in the Private Security Unit of the Bureau of Central Police Records.

Some additional requirements for eligibility are included on the Bureau of Central Police Records page.

Applicants are reminded that once the application is submitted, the approval process can take as long as 45 days. Notification of approval or denial will be made by mail. The notification will provide further instructions based on the approval or denial. If approved, the certificate of endorsement must be carried at all times when in possession of a concealed firearm.

Renewal Procedure


To renewal your Carry Conceal endorsement bring your Missouri Drivers License or Missouri ID card with your conceal carry permit to the Record Room located at 7900 Forsyth, Clayton, MO, Room B-021. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

St. Louis County charges a $40 renewal fee.

Other Concealed Carry Permit Fees

  • Concealed Carry Change of Address - $8.00
  • Concealed Carry Replacement for Lost Permit - $8.00
  • Concealed Carry Name Change - $8.00
  • Concealed Carry Late Renewal Fee - $10.00 per month, up to six months
  • Concealed Carry Instructor Fee (Annual) - $10.00

Additional Information

For more information on the Missouri Conceal Carry Law, see the following:

Missouri State Statute Addressing Concealed Carry - RSMo 571.101

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Page - Attorney General of Missouri

Missouri Highway Patrol Brochure: Missouri Concealed Weapons Law

Information for Firearms Safety Instructors

The St. Louis County Police Department is now accepting applications for concealed carry endorsements and State Law requires all Qualified Firearms Safety Instructors to complete a "Firearms Safety Instructor Form" for each St. Louis County Resident that has successfully completed and passed a firearms safety training course. This is a requirement of RSMo 571.111.

Please note: Effective August 28, 2011 the age for obtaining a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit has has been lowered from 23 to 21.

Also: All trainees must complete a live firing exercise of sufficient duration to fire a pistol and semi-automatic handgun, from a standing position or its equivalent, a minimum of twenty (20) rounds from each weapon at a distance of seven (7) yards on a B-27 silhouette target or an equivalent target. They must then complete a live fire test, administered while the instructor is present, of twenty (20) rounds from each weapon from a standing position or its equivalent at a distance from a B-27 silhouette target, or an equivalent target, of seven (7) yards and hit the silhouette portion of the target with at least fifteen (15) rounds.

Click the link to download the Firearms Safety Instructor Form.

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You must be an approved instructor with credentials on file with our Department before we will issue a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit to any person trained by you.

For further information contact Lieutenant Jeff Burk at: jburk@stlouisco.com.


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