The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department is accepting applications for Certificates of Qualifications to obtain a Concealed Carry endorsement from the Missouri Department of Revenue. Applications are accepted from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at the Support Services Division of our Office.
Individuals who desire to apply for a Certificate of Qualification must obtain a Buchanan County Sheriff's Department Concealed Carry Application. The applicant should complete the application thoroughly, including having the application notarized.
When the applicant submits the application the applicant must produce a copy of a Missouri Driver's or Non-Drivers ID showing a Buchanan County address or a current military identification card or a military dependant identification card with current orders stationing the applicant in Missouri. If the applicant has served in the military the applicant will also be required to produce a copy of their DD-214. The applicant must also produce an orginal Buchanan County Sheriff's Department Missouri Firearms Safety Instructor Qualification form showing the successful completion of the required firearms safety course from a Buchanan County approved instructor.
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As of July 1, 2005, Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will be charging a fee for the Concealed Carry Application. The application fee is $100.00 cash or cashier's check made payable to the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department.
Citizens may obtain additional information regarding the concealed carry certificate of qualification requirements for Buchanan County by calling (816) 236-8878.
All applicants must demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety training. Applicants may accomplish the firearms training requirements by attending an approved firearms safety course, being a current firearms safety instructor, or have attended a firearms safety course given by or under the supervision of any state, county, municipal or federal law enforcement agency. This does not specifically approve military service unless connected to military law enforcement.
Applicants who are a current certified firearms safety instructor or have attended firearms training from a law enforcement agency will be required to produce sufficient documents to meet either of these firearms training exceptions. These applicants will be required to meet all other application procedures required by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department.
Effective October 11, 2003 , House Bill 349 allows all Missouri peace officers to carry a concealed weapon whether on or off duty, whether in or out of their jurisdiction.
Property and business owners who wish to prohibit concealed firearms on their property may post the property prohibiting concealed weapons. The Sheriff's Office does not have any additional information regarding private property owner's requirements for posting signs prohibiting concealed firearms on their property. House Bill 349 states the sign size must be a minimum 11x14 with a minimum of 1" letters detailing that firearms are prohibited. For further information the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 571, Weapons Offenses, Section 571.107 can be found here.
When the background check is complete the applicant will be notified that their certificate of qualification is ready to be issued. The applicant may then come to the Support Services Division and obtain their certificate of qualification. Applicants will then need to take the certificate of qualification to the Missouri Department of Revnue within 7 days. Applicants who have received their certificate of qualification to carry a concealed firearm need to be aware that the Missouri Office of Revenue will require additional fees to have the concealed carry endorsement on their driver's license or their non-driver's license.
Sheriff Strong suggests for your safety and the safety of our deputies, that should you come into contact with one of our deputies while you are carrying a concealed firearm, you should inform the deputy in a calm manner that you are carrying a concealed weapon and the location of the firearm. Keep your hands away from the firearm. If you are in your vehicle, keep your hands on your steering wheel until otherwise instructed by the deputy.
Sheriff Strong also reminds individuals that guns and alcohol do not mix. Possession of a firearm while intoxicated is a class D Felony.