In Kentucky only residents are eligible to receive their CCDW (Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon) License. Active duty military assigned to a military posting in Kentucky can also be eligible.
The first step is to take a complete a firearms safety or training course offered or approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training.. The course fee is set at $75 by the state. All instructors must charge exactly $75 and $25 of that fee collected by the instructor is passed on to the state.
List of all Kentucky CCDW Instructors
After the class is complete, the instructor will submit information about your pass or fail status to the Department of Criminal Justice Training.
After receiving the certificate, you can either visit your the Sheriff's Office in the county you live in or you can complete your CCDW application online by uploading a PDF of the training certificate, a PDF of your Drivers License, and a PDF of your picture you want on the license. Applying online does require a user account be registered prior to the application. If you submit your application online you will pay $50 and then an additional $20 when you pick up your permit from the sheriff’s office.
The total fee if you go to the sheriff’s office will be $65 (active and retired peace officers that meet the requirements of KRS 237.110(7) are exempt from paying the application or renewal fee). A $40 check will need to be made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer and a $25 check will need to be made out to the Daviess County Sheriff's Office or "DCSO". The $25 fee includes a photo, but if you provide a printed photo meeting the requirements the cost will be $20.
The Sheriff’s office submits your application to the Kentucky State Police who will conduct a background check. They will issue or deny your license within 90 days. You will receive a “Flash Pak” in the mail with information about picking up your permit at your sheriff’s office.