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Concealed Carry

How does this law affect the old peaceable journey exception?

It does not. You may still carry a concealed weapon in your vehicle on a continuous peaceable journey through the state. This includes Missourians whose trip begins and/or ends in Missouri.

What if I’m stopped by law enforcement? Any suggestions?

Where possible, it’s best to stay seated in your vehicle, with both hands on the steering wheel. Do not reach to an area where your firearm is concealed without first advising the officer that you possess a firearm in your vehicle or on your person.

Does a person carrying a weapon in a vehicle also have to have a permit for the gun?

No. A weapon may be carried anywhere in a vehicle under the vehicle exception.

Does a concealed carry permit allow a holder to carry a concealed pistol on a public bus?

No. Only law enforcement, commercial security personnel, and persons with consent of the owner are exempt from this provision. (See Section 578.305, RSMo.)

What if I fail to update my permit when I move or change my name?

Contact your local sheriff’s department.

How long is my concealed carry permit valid?

Effective January 1, 2014, sheriffs will issue concealed carry permits that are valid for five years.

What happens if a disqualifying fact is discovered after the permit is issued?

There are provisions for the sheriff to revoke a person’s permit. The sheriff will notify the Concealed Carry Permit System in the event a permit is revoked.

How much does it cost to obtain my CCW?

A new CCW cost $50.00. A renewal CCW cost $35.00.

The Sheriff’s Office accepts the following forms of payment: Cash, Check, or Money Order.


Contact Jamie Cochran Monday through Friday 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM at the number listed below to make an appointment, or if you have any other questions about obtaining a CCW.

Administrative Assistant

Jamie Cochran  573-369-2341 Ext. 708