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Individuals who wish to obtain a Florida Concealed Weapon License may submit their application electronically at the Sebring branch of the Highlands County Tax Collector’s Office, located at 540 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, FL 33870.
The Concealed Weapon License Application service will allow an applicant to complete the entire application all in one location, expediting the application process and reducing the time it takes the Department of Agriculture to issue the license once the application arrives electronically in Tallahassee. Because applications submitted at our office will be pre-screened for completion prior to their being forwarded to Tallahassee, there is less likelihood that the application will include errors or omissions that will result in processing delays.

We prefer that you make an appointment for all CWL Services to avoid potentially longer wait times.
 
Concealed Weapon License Applications are not processed between the hours of 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to apply?

Reserved parking for concealed weapon license applicants is available at the north end of the parking lot directly behind the Government Center located at 540 S. Commerce Ave in Sebring. Please use the entrance door located at the north end of the building.

What should I bring with me to apply for an original concealed weapon license?

You will need the following items when you arrive at our office:

  • A picture ID (Driver license or state-issued ID is acceptable)
  • Certificate of completion proving firearms competancy  (Acceptable documentation)
  • Payment in the amount of $124.00 via cash, check or credit card
     (A convenience fee of 2.95% will apply to credit card payments)
  • If you have ever been arrested, you will need to bring copies of the court documentation reflecting the final disposition of charges
  • If you were born outside the United States, or if you are a permanent legal resident alien, you will need official documentation that confirms your citizenship status.

What should I bring with me to renew a concealed weapon license?

You will need the following items when you arrive at our office:

  • A picture ID (Driver license or state-issued ID is acceptable)
  • The Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Number
  • Payment in the amount of $62.00 (Florida Residents) or $104.00 (Non-Residents) via cash, check or credit card
     (A convenience fee of 2.95% will apply to credit card payments))
  • If you’ve been arrested since the last issuance of your concealed weapon license, you will need to bring copies of the court documentation reflecting the final disposition of charges

How do I make an appointment?

Schedule an appointment by calling (863) 402-6685 or by accessing our website at www.hctaxcollector.com and selecting the Appointment Calendar button.

What will happen once I arrive at your office?

You will be directed to a computer station where you will fill out an on-line application form. Once you have completed your application, it will be reviewed for completeness and notarized. We will then electronically scan your fingerprints and take your photograph.

How much time do I need to complete the application process?

The average time to complete the process is less than an hour.

For further information regarding the Concealed Weapon License, please visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing at www.FreshFromFlorida.com.