Resident Concealed Handgun Permits

Gaining a Permit

Virginia Resident Concealed Handgun Permits are issued by the circuit court of the county or city in which the applicant resides. Please contact the applicable court for specific instruction on the application process.

Virginia Code Section 18.2-308, prohibits the carrying of any pistol, revolver, or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind by action of an explosion of any combustible material, any:
  • Dirk
  • Ballistic knife
  • Blackjack
  • Bowie knife
  • Machete
  • Metal knucks
  • Razor
  • Slingshot
  • Spring stick
  • Switchblade knife

Additional Weapons

In addition any flailing instrument consisting of 2 or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain. A disc, of whatever configuration, having at least 2 points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart. Also any weapon of like kind by any person hidden from common observance about his person. Any of the enumerated weapons shall be seized and forfeited to the Commonwealth. A weapon shall be deemed to be hidden from common observation when it is observable but is of such deceptive appearance as to disguise the weapon's true nature