The state is allowed 90 days from the date of receiving a complete application to process the application and either issue a license or deny the application. An incomplete application
(application not signed, unanswered questions, etc.), not submitting required supporting documents, illegible fingerprint submissions, or an applicant’s criminal history may result in extended processing times.
The department is now expediting all Florida concealed weapon or firearm license applications submitted by active military members and veterans.
Active military personnel who want to apply for a concealed weapon license should include a copy of their Common Access Card or other form of official military identification with their applications. The department will also accept a copy of service members’ current orders as proof of active duty status.
Honorably discharged veterans should submit a copy of their DD 214 long form with their applications.