Concealed Handgun Permit

Social Distancing Protocols

  • To enforce social distancing, an appointment is required for first-time applicants for a concealed handgun permit. 
  • Scheduling an appointment is available for first-time applicants only. Renewals must be mailed or filed in the Civil drop-box.
  • Temporary procedures for first-time applicants: First-time applicants may mail or file their application in the Civil drop-box with a valid form of valid government- issued photo ID and the required documents during the COVID-19 Modified Service Plan.

Law Changes

  • Effective July 22, 2020 - There is a new application for Concealed Handgun Permits. Only applications with SP-248 (07-16-2020) in the upper left corner will be accepted. Please see below for the current application.
  • Effective January 1, 2021 - Online certifications will no longer be accepted. Certification is required to be in-person firearms training.

Concealed Handgun Permit applications (PDF)  are available at the Loudoun County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office located at 803 Sycolin Road, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia.

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