HOW DO I OBTAIN A CCW PERMIT
What to bring:
- Approved instructors for Lawrence County are listed on the website. Instructors who are approved to train statewide are registered with the Missouri Sheriff’s Association.
A valid photo ID, with current address information.
Fee of $100.00, cash, correct amount only, or check.
- $50.00 for those who are currently serving or have served in the military. Proof of service is required (Military ID, DD-214, etc.).
Where to go:
The Sheriff’s Office is located on the lower level of the Justice Center, 240 N. Main St, Suite 10, Mt. Vernon, MO.
Is an appointment necessary?
No, applicants may come at any time, Wednesday or Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. The office will be closed from 12 to 1 pm.
How long does the process take after applicant is fingerprinted?
Usually, seven to ten business days the applicant will receive a call if approved, or written notice if the application has been denied from the Sheriff’s Office.
When your application has been approved, you will be issued a Carry Conceal Permit at the Sheriff’s Office. Each applicant must return to sign their application and receive their permit.
Notices of renewal will be sent by mail, every five years.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Sheriff’s Office if you move. If you move from Lawrence County, you must notify both the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which you are moving.