ENHANCED PERMIT

A person licensed under Section 45-9-101 to carry a concealed pistol, stun gun, or revolver who meets one or more of the criteria as provided in Section 97-37-7 shall be authorized to carry weapons in courthouses except in courtrooms during a judicial proceeding and any location listed in subsection (13) of Section 45-9-101, except any place of nuisance as defined in Section 95-3-1, any police, sheriff or highway patrol station or any detention facility, prison or jail. 

To obtain the enhanced endorsement on the firearm permit, please submit the documentation that fits your circumstances from the list below.

Documentation will be needed for first time applicants and renewal applicants in addition to the completed application.

Current permit holders wishing to add the endorsement will need the documentation and their current permit. No application is required.  There will be a $15.00 duplicate fee.

CIVILIANS

  • If you are a civilian who is also applying for Enhanced Carry you will need a copy of your certificate for completing the qualifying 8 hour instruction course.

MILITARY

  • Active duty military including active reserve may obtain the enhanced carry permit; you must have a copy of your active duty orders with the application.
  • Veterans may obtain an enhanced carry permit by submitting the Military/Retired Law Enforcement Affidavit (IFP-AFF-03) and one of the following:

Certificate of discharge form DD214 with Honorable Discharge

Military Retiree Identification Card

  • Disabled Veterans may obtain an enhanced carry permit by submitting the Military/Retired Law Enforcement Affidavit (IFP-AFF-03) and one of the following:

Verification Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office

A Veteran Health ID Card with the service-connected designation

LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • Honorably Retired Law Enforcement may obtain the enhanced carry permit by submitting the Military/Retired Law Enforcement Affidavit (IFP-AFF-03) and a retirement letter on the retiring agency letterhead, stating the applicant honorably retired from said agency and a letter stating that you have completed a certified Law Enforcement academy.
  • Current Active Law Enforcement as defined in Section 45-6-3 may obtain the enhanced carry permit by submitting a letter, with the official letterhead of the agency or department for which the officer is employed at the time of application and a letter with the official letterhead of the agency or department, which explains that such officer has completed a certified law enforcement training academy.