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.)
- What is the renewal fee?
Sixty dollars for each five year renewal.
- How long is the license valid?
Five years from the date of issuance.
- Is 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 costs.
- For 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 felony.
Conviction of two DUIs within the past three years.
Conviction of fourth degree assault within the past three
Conviction of terroristic threatening within the past three
Conviction of a misdemeanor relating to a controlled
substance within the past three years.
Conviction of a crime of domestic violence.
Commitment for alcohol or drug abuse within the past three
Adjudication as an incompetent within the past three years.
An active emergency protective order or domestic violence
- What weapons are covered under the CCDW
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
Billy, nightstick, or club.
Blackjack or slapjack.
Nunchaku karate sticks.
Shiriken or death star.
Artificial knuckles made from plastic, or other similar
- How 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 mechanism."
- I am a Peace Officer from another state,
can I carry my weapon concealed?
Only when necessary for your protection in the discharge of
official duties. You may carry the weapon in your glove
I have recently moved, how do I notify the
State Police of my new address?
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
- How 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
- How can I find a certified instructor for
the required training class?
You can contact your local Sheriff Office and they will
have a listing of all instructors in your area.