Florida concealed weapon licenses can now be renewed online

Lee’s note: This good news just in from Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

Florida Concealed Weapon Licenses Can Now Be Renewed Online

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that Florida concealed weapon licenses can now be renewed online. There are more than 1.6 million active Florida concealed weapon licenses, and over 204,000 of these licenses will expire during 2017.  Florida concealed weapon licenses can now be renewed by visitinghttps://cwrex.freshfromflorida.com/.

“My goal is to make applying for or renewing a Florida concealed weapon license as convenient as possible, and this new online feature gives license holders another option when renewing,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

License holders can still renew a concealed weapons license via mail, at 41 Tax Collectors Offices across the state or at one of the department’s eight regional offices in the following locations: Doral, Fort Walton, Jacksonville, North Port, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

License holders will still be mailed a renewal notice from the department and will need this document in order to initiate the online renewal process.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services does not charge individuals a fee for mailing a renewal notice or for mailing or downloading a new application package.  Any website charging consumers a fee for assistance with obtaining renewal or application documents is not affiliated with the department. The department will only charge applicable license and fingerprint fees, as set by law, upon submission of the application to the department.

Visit FreshFromFlorida.com to learn how to apply for or renew a Florida concealed weapon license.


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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


  1. I renewed online and it took me less than 15 minutes!

    1. You need to take a photo with a white background. I did it with an old 5 MP smartphone standing against a white wall.

    Crop the Photo to a 600 x 600 pixel 24 bit .JPG file. (The web based crop tool works in IE but not in Firefox.)
    2. Enter your renewal, license number, DOB and last name. (It pulls up all your information.)
    3. Click that your information has not changed and upload photo.
    4. Type your name to “Digitally Sign” the form.

    5. Payment options include digital personal or business check, debit or credit card (Mastercard/Visa) with NO CONVENIENCE FEES!

    I was charged exactly $50.

    You are then presented with an official 8 1/2 x 11 .PDF “Concealed Weapon License Renewal Express Application Receipt” that has your renewal number with a bar code and a submittal ID number. This is a very official looking document with the commissioners seal.

    This document along with your current expired license will prove that you submitted the renewal before your license expired if you cut it close. Mine expires in 8 days.

    This is by far the easiest way possible and you don’t even have to leave the house.

    I only put a shirt on for the photo.

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