Be a citizen of the United States; and Be a resident of Kentucky for at least six months prior to filing the application or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is on active duty, who is at the time of application assigned to a military posting in Kentucky, and who has been assigned to a posting in Kentucky for six months or longer immediately preceding the filing of the application; and Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older; and Not be under indictment for, or have been convicted of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; and Not be a fugitive from justice; and Not be an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; and Not have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have committed to a mental institution; and Not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; and Not be subject to a domestic violence order or emergency protective order; and Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; and Not be prohibited from the purchase, receipt or possession of firearms, ammunition or both pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), 18 U.S.C. 922(n), or applicable state law; and Not have been committed to a state or federal facility for abuse of a controlled substance or convicted of a misdemeanor relating to a controlled substance within the three-year period immediately preceding the date the application was submitted; and Not have two or more convictions for violating KRS 189A.010 (Operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other substance which impairs driving ability) within the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and Not have been committed as an alcoholic pursuant to KRS Chapter 222 or similar laws of another state within the three (3) year period immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and Not have been committed as an alcoholic pursuant to KRS Chapter 222 or similar laws of another state within the three (3) year period immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and Not owe a child support arrearage which equals or exceeds the cumulative amount which would be owed after one (1) year of nonpayment; and Have complied with any subpoena or warrant relating to child support or paternity proceedings; and Have not been convicted of a violation of KRS 508.030 (Assault in the fourth degree) or 508.080 (Terroristic Threatening in the third degree) within the three years immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and Demonstrate competence with a firearm by successful completion of a firearms safety or training course offered or approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training.
CCDW Application Process
An applicant for a CCDW license must complete an application form at the sheriff’s office in his or her county of residence. The applicant must also pay the $60 application fee at the time of application (active and retired peace officers that meet the requirements of KRS 237.110(7) are exempt from paying the application or renewal fee). The sixty-dollar fee is to be allocated as follows:
Payment of twenty dollars to the sheriff of your county of residence.
A check or money order for forty dollars (the portion of the CCDW fee allocated to the KSP and the Administrative Office of the Courts by statute) payable to the Department of State Police. The KSP will collect the portion of the fee designated for the Administrative Office of the Courts on its behalf.
Applications that are not accompanied by a check or money order for forty dollars ($40.00) payable to the Department of State Police will be returned unprocessed to the sheriff of the applicant’s county of residence.
The application will be sent to the Kentucky State Police within five working days.
The application form, completed under oath, must include the following:
Name, Address, Date of Birth, Gender and Social Security Number.
Recent color photograph: full head shot no smaller than 3 ½ x 4 nor larger than 4×5 inches. If you do not have a Photo you can obtain one at The Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office cost $5.00.
A photocopy of a certificate or an affidavit or document certifying completion of a firearms training course offered or approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training
Effective July 12, 2006, U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible to obtain a CCDW license. The CCDW License Application – Citizenship Affidavit (KSP 131) must be completed and submitted to the sheriff of your county of residence to be attached to the application