Dallas County Missouri, Sheriff’s Office
Concealable Firearms Information
Dear Citizen of Dallas County,
As of 8/28/07, due to changes in Missouri state law you no longer have to obtain a concealed weapon / handgun sales (transfer) permit at the sheriff’s office. (These permits were formally required for the sale/transfer of these types of weapons.) For questions on the requirements of transferring/buying a firearm, please contact your firearms dealer. They can advise you of all ATF required information and criteria.
Permits are required for actually carrying the firearm concealed (“concealed carry permit”). These permits require special training and applications; we’ve tried to list much of the information below. If you have questions, or would like to make an application, please contact Captain Henry Thiesen at (417) 345-1394.
If you’d like information on carrying firearms out-of-state, websites such as Handgun Laws and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office provide information concerning state-by-state laws and the reciprocity of Missouri handgun permits.
General Information concerning Missouri Concealed Carry Permits
- Effective August 28, 2013 Concealed Carry Permits are issued by Missouri Sheriff’s Offices (Applicants are no longer required to submit information to the State of Missouri Department of Revenue).
- A Concealed Carry Permit is good for five (5) years from the date of issue.
- Typical hours for permit issuance is business hours, Monday – Friday. Please contact Capt. Henry Thiesen at (417) 345-1394 if you have a time conflict.
Applicants must be / affirm:
- Currently a resident of the State of Missouri;
- or, for military families: a member of the armed forces of the United States of America stationed in the State of Missouri; or a spouse of a member of the armed forces of the United States of America stationed in the State of Missouri
- A citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
- At least 19 of age
- or, for military: 18 years of age or older and a member of the United States Armed Forces or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces;
- Not pled guilty to or been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year under the laws of any state or of the United States, other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less that does not involve an explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer or gas gun;
- Not pled guilty to, been convicted of, or entered a plea of nolo-contender to a misdemeanor offense involving a crime of violence (within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a permit) and have not been convicted to two or more misdemeanor offenses involving driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs or the possession or abuse of a controlled substance (within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a permit);
- Not a fugitive from justice or currently charged in an information or indictment with the commission of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year under the laws of any state or of the United States other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less that does not involve an explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer or gas gun;
- Not been discharged under dishonorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces;
- Not adjudged mentally incompetent at the time of the application or for five years prior to application, or have not been committed to a mental health facility, as defined in section 632.005 (or a similar institution located in another state) or that my release or discharge from a facility in this state pursuant to chapter 632, or a similar discharge from a facility in another state, occurred more than five years ago without subsequent recommitment;
- Have received firearms safety training that meets the standards of applicant firearms safety training defined in section 1 or 2 of section 571.1111, RSMo; and
- Not a respondent of a valid full order of protection that is still in effect.
STEPS TO OBTAIN A NEW CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
- Applicant must complete the application at the sheriff’s office.
- Applicant will then be fingerprinted, a request for a criminal background check will be done at the state level and fingerprints will be forwarded to the FBI for a national criminal history record check.
- Applicant will then be notified, at the daytime phone number listed on their application, of the results of the background checks.
- Applicants with no disqualifying information will then return to the Sheriff’s office for completion of the application process and the issuance of the permit.
TO OBTAIN A NEW CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT, YOU’LL NEED:
PROOF OF FIREARMS SAFETY TRAINING
- certificate of firearms safety training course completion, signed by a qualified firearms safety instructor, or
- certificate that shows the applicant completed a firearms safety course given by or under the supervision of any state, county, municipal, or federal law enforcement agency, or
- is a qualified firearms safety instructor, or
- proof that the applicant currently holds any type of valid peace officer license issued under the requirements of chapter 590, or
- proof that the applicant is currently allowed to carry firearms in accordance with the certification requirements of section 217.710 (Department of Corrections), or
- proof that the applicant is currently certified as any class of corrections officer by the Missouri Department of Corrections and has passed at least one eight (8) hour firearms training course, approved by the Director of the Department of Corrections that includes instruction on the justifiable use of force as prescribed in Chapter 563, or
- certificate of firearms safety training course completion that was issued on August 27, 2011 or earlier so long as the certificate met the requirements of this section that were in effect on the date it was issued.
- Missouri driver’s license or
- Missouri non-driver’s license or
- Military identification and order showing the person being stationed in Missouri
- DD-214 Military Discharge Form
- Proof of address
- Check or money order (no cash) made to “The State of Missouri” for $28.75
- exact cash, a check, or a money order made to “County of Dallas” for $37.00
FOR RENEWAL OF A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
PRESENT THE FOLLOWING:
- Personal Identification & proof of address
- Current Concealed Carry Permit
- Exact cash, a check, or a money order made to “County of Dallas” for $37.00
TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS ON A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
Permit and endorsement holders shall notify the sheriff of the new jurisdictions within thirty (30) days of the changing of a permanent residence. (Fees vary by county.)
LOST OR DESTROYED YOUR PERMIT?
Permit and endorsement holders shall notify the Sheriff within seven (7) days of actual knowledge of the loss or destruction of the permit. Reissuance fees may apply.
If you have FURTHER questions, or would like to make an application, please contact Captain Henry Thiesen at (417) 345-1394.