Florida Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Florida Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue (Constitutional Carry)
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Places of nuisance/ criminal activity
  • Law enforcement buildings
  • Detention centers
  • Courthouses
  • Polling places
  • County/ school/ municipality/special district meetings
  • Legislature meetings
  • School/ college/ pro athletic events
  • School/ College/ University buildings
  • Establishments mainly for alcohol consumption
  • Vocational-technical buildings
  • Airport passenger terminal
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Florida PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:No
Licensing Age:

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Florida Pistol Permit News

DeSantis Signs Law Allowing Concealed Guns To Be Carried In Florida Without Permits: On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed a bill into law that allows people to carry concealed firearms anywhere in the state without needing a permit. The bill had received overwhelming approval from the state legislature last week, making Florida the 26th state to have a permitless concealed carry law. Last week, the bill had been passed by a 27-13 vote in the Senate, which eliminates Florida's requirement under state law for individuals to obtain a concealed weapons permit, undergo background checks, and receive firearms training before being allowed to carry a concealed gun. The House had passed the bill two weeks ago with a vote of 76-32. With the new law, gun owners in Florida only need to have a valid ID to carry a concealed weapon, but they will be fined $25 if they fail to do so. Permitless concealed carry is also legal in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and North Dakota, where it is only permitted for residents.