St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, Announces New Option to Apply for Concealed Weapon Licenses
Local residents are now able to apply for their statewide concealed weapon license at the office of Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam partnered with Hollingsworth to pass legislation that allows our office to accept concealed weapon license applications. This office is one of the first statewide to offer this program to our constituents. Applications are processed at the 4030 Lewis Speedway, St Augustine location only. For more information or to schedule your appointment, please see below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring with me to the Tax Collector’s office?
You should have with you the following items/documents when you arrive at our office:
- A picture ID (A driver license or state-issued ID card is acceptable).
- A copy of a training document or other certificate that confirms you are proficient with a firearm.
- Payment via cash, check, debit, or credit card. Please note there is a $2.50 service fee to pay by debit, and a 2.35% convenience fee to pay by credit card.
- If you have ever been arrested, you should bring certified copies of the court documentation reflecting the final disposition of the charge(s) filed against you.
- If you were born outside the United States, or if you are a permanent legal resident alien; you must bring official documentation confirming your citizenship status.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by clicking here. Applications are processed until 4:30 p.m.
What will happen once I arrive at your office?
First, one of our staff members will direct you to a computer station where you will complete an on-line application form. Please note that you do not need to complete an application form in advance. When finished, your application will be reviewed for completeness and notarized. The final steps will be to take your photograph and electronically scan your fingerprints. The average time to complete the entire process is less than an hour.
How much does it cost to apply for a Florida concealed weapon license?
See current Fee Schedule.
For further information regarding the Concealed Weapon License, review eligibility requirements, or to check the status of your application, please visit the Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Licensing at www.freshfromflorida.com/#Concealed-Weapons..