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With the passing of House Bill 40, qualified Kentucky residents are allowed to conceal and carry deadly weapons as of October 1, 1996.

The Kentucky State Police are in-charge of issuing a Concealed Carry Permit to carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Our job is to take an application for a permit from a Calloway County resident and verify his/her completion certificate of the required training from a qualified training instructor as well as the payment of necessary fees, take a photograph of the applicant, and forward that information to the Kentucky State Police. In approximately 3-5 weeks when the Kentucky State Police issue a permit they notify the applicant via mail and the applicant can pick-up his/her permit in our office during normal business hours (8:00am-4:30pm M-F).

As of July 12, 2006, in accordance with House Bill 290 and the changes it made to KRS 237.110, anyone applying for a CCDW license or renewal must be a citizen of the United States. Therefore, applicants will need to fill out and sign a Citizenship Affidavit declaring citizenship to the United States, which will be attached to the application.

Another change that was made to KRS 237.110 states that of the $60 application fee, $40 of it must be a check or money order made payable to the Department of State Police, and any application submitted to the KSP that does not have the $40 fee with it will be returned unprocessed. The remaining $20, (of the $60 application fee), can be cash, check or money order made out to the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office. For more on House Bill 290, click the following link:

For more information, visit the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training web site:

For a list of list of Certified Instructors and Trainers in Kentucky by county with telephone numbers, visit the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training web site:
https://docjt.ky.gov/forms/CCDW/SHERIFF LIST.pdf

Class Information:

Time: For additional information about the classes please contact your instructor.; (6 hours in the classroom and 2 hours of range time required)

Equipment & Information Requirements for the Training Class:
  • Cost for the training class $75.00 to be paid at the beginning of class
  • Handgun, pistol or revolver, in any caliber.Belt and holster
  • 50 rounds of ammunition for your handgun
  • Eye protection, {safety glasses if you don't wear shatterproof prescription eyeglasses}
  • Hearing protection {ear plugs or ear muffs acceptable}
  • Cleaning kit suitable to the caliber of your handgun (all handguns will be cleaned in the classroom prior to leaving for the range portion of the class)
  • You must be 21 or older to participate
  • You must be a citizen of Kentucky for at least 6 months prior to applying for your license
  • You will have to pass a background check made by the Kentucky State Police when you apply for your license at your local Sheriff's office
  • This training class is required for all citizens who are not currently working as Law Enforcement or retired Law Enforcement from a Kentucky retirement program, and out of state retired officers
  • Ball cap or wide brim type hat
  • Clothing suitable for firing range in the afternoon, if it is raining, be prepared, we will finish the range activities on that date. Rain or Shine
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