Florida Gun Laws

Florida Gun Laws

Florida State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney           

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places


Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Forcible Felony treason; murder, manslaughter, sexual battery; carjacking; home invasion robbery; robbery; burglary; arson; kidnapping; aggravated assault; aggravated battery; aggravated stocking; aircraft piracy; - Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb; and any other felony which involves the use of threat of physical force or violence against any individual

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - Dwelling, residence, occupied vehicle

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

Yes - When unlawful entry plus forcible entry or unlawful and forcible attempt to remove persons from dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle

Immunity from Civil liability


Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law

Unusually strong home defense statute

How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in State

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is responsible for the issuance of Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licenses in accordance with Section 790.06, Florida Statutes.  CLICK HERE:

Instructions are available online for a Concealed Weapon or Firearm License or by contacting any of their regional offices.  If you need help you can call:  (850) 245-5691

All applicants must provide a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION from a firearms training class or other acceptable training document that evidences your competency with a firearm. There are businesses throughout Florida that provide both the state required training and applications.

The cost of the license is $112.00. (This fee INCLUDES the $42 fingerprint processing fee) All  payments have to be made to the Division of Licensing at the time your application is submitted. As the Division of Licensing does not accept cash, this amount is payable via check or money order ONLY.

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