CCDW Frequently Asked Questions
What is the
effective date of the carry concealed weapon law?
October 1, 1996
- What is the license fee?
Sixty dollars (Retired police
officers and active police officers currently certified as a
peace officer by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council are exempt
from the payment for the CCDW license following the date of
their retirement.) (2 checks must be
made), Forty dollars to KSP and twenty dollars to the
Hopkins County Sheriff's Department.
is the renewal fee?
Sixty dollars for each five year
long is the license valid?
Five years from the date of
there a fine if I do not have my carry concealed deadly weapon
license in my possession?
Yes, failure on the part of the
license holder to have in his possession the CCDW license when
carrying a concealed firearm or deadly weapon will result in a
non-criminal violation punishable by a $25.00 fine plus court
what reasons would a license be denied, suspended or revoked?
An application may be denied, or
a license revoked or suspended, for any of the following:
Conviction of a
Conviction of two
DUIs within the past three years.
fourth degree assault within the past three years.
terroristic threatening within the past three years.
Conviction of a
misdemeanor relating to a controlled substance within the past
Conviction of a
crime of domestic violence.
alcohol or drug abuse within the past three years.
an incompetent within the past three years.
emergency protective order or domestic violence order.
- What weapons are covered
under the CCDW permit?
Any weapon from
which a shot, readily capable of producing death or serious
physical injury, may be discharged.
Any knife other
than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife.
nightstick, or club.
Shiriken or death
knuckles made from plastic, or other similar hard material.
can I legally carry a gun in my vehicle without a CCDW permit?
KRS 527.020 - "A deadly weapon
shall not be deemed concealed on or about the person if it is
located in a glove compartment, regularly installed in a motor
vehicle by its manufacturer regardless of whether said
compartment is locked, unlocked, or does not have a locking
- I am
a Peace Officer from another state, can I carry my weapon
recently moved, how do I notify the State Police of my new
Only when necessary for your
protection in the discharge of official duties. You may carry
the weapon in your glove compartment.
Within thirty days after the
changing of a permanent address you may fill out a form at your
county Sheriff Office. The address will be changed and a new
CCDW permit will be generated.
will I be notified when it is time to renew my CCDW permit?
Ninety days prior to the
expiration date of the license, a written notice of expiration
and a renewal form shall be mailed to each licensee. The renewal
form then shall be taken to your county Sheriff Office, along
with a new photograph and fee.
can I find a certified instructor for the required training
You can contact your local
Sheriff Office and they will have a listing of all instructors
in your area.
Certain other jurisdictions that recognize Kentucky carry
concealed permits may limit the right to carry concealed to
handguns only and not allow for the carrying concealed of other
types of weapons. Also, the laws of other jurisdictions may
differ from the laws of Kentucky regarding the circumstances
under which you may legally carry a concealed weapon. You are
advised to contact all other jurisdictions in which you intend
to carry concealed weapons with questions regarding these