Florida Gun Laws
Open carry is not legal in Florida except for a person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition. [790.053, 790.25]
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Only when asked by the officer
Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
Some dining areas may be allowed but establishments that primarily serve alcohol or bars are prohibited.
Firearms at Colleges:
Concealed guns allowed only in locked cars in parking lots
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
Prohibited by most districts
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit:
Firearms need to be securely encased or otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use
Firearm Law Uniformity:
Uniform throughout state
Permit Training Requirements:
Applicant must take a class from a certified instructor. Class must include a live fire element.
Permit Issuing Authority:
Florida Dept of Agriculture.
State Contact Info:
Florida Bureau of Licences
PO Box 6687
Tallahassee FL 32314
Length of Permit Validity:
Permit Application Process:
Complete the required class and submit the application. You can submit in person or via mail.
Non-residents may apply
Places Off Limits:
Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse
any polling place
any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
any school administration building
Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose;
any elementary or secondary school facility
any area technical center
any college or university facility
inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
Duty to Retreat:
No Duty to Retreat
No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
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