When should I apply for its renewal?

Concealed Handgun Permits are issued for five years. We suggest that a renewal application be submitted 90 days prior to the expiration of your current permit. Unlike DMV and driver’s license renewals, the circuit court is not required to send a renewal notification. Once expired, you must undergo fingerprinting again (in some localities) and re-submit your Certificate of Completion to the court. Ninety days provides more than enough time for renewal, and the court is required by law to re-issue a permit within 45 days. The new renewal date will begin from the date your old permit expires.