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Application Instructions for a Concealed Weapon Permit

Residents of the City of Alexandria wishing to carry a concealed weapon must submit a concealed weapon application to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.  Follow this link,  Clerk of the Circuit Court, to see further instructions and obtain a copy of the permit application.  Completed applications must be turned in to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 520 King St., Alexandria, Virginia.  Or call (703) 838-4044 for more information.

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Fingerprinting Service 

*** Fingerprinting Services will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and Thursday, December 25, 2014 for the holidays.  We will re-open on Tuesday, December  30, 2014 at 10 a.m. ***

Public Fingerprint Services are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We no longer offer fingerprint services on Mondays.  We are also closed on all City of Alexandria Holidays.  We are located in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 3600 Wheeler Ave.

Citizens may need to be fingerprinted for a variety of reasons: employment, permits, etc. The Volunteer Office of the Police Department offers this service to persons who either live or work in the City of Alexandria; proof is required of residency or employment. You must have your own fingerprint card(s), which should be provided by whoever has requested your fingerprints.  We do not provide fingerprint cards.  We also do not accept paper copies of fingerprint cards, they must be printed on heavier cardstock paper.  You will be required to produce a valid government issued photo identification card such as a driver’s license. Expired ID cards will not be an acceptable form of identification. The cost for fingerprinting on your own cards is $10.00 for the first card and $5.00 for each additional card.  Cash or check is the acceptable forms of payment., but you MUST have EXACT change if paying by cash. 

If you have a question, please call 703-746-6700, ext 1 for more information or you can call 703-746-1909 to leave a message.  We will get back to you as soon as we can.   

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Firearms Registration/Handgun Purchases 

The City of Alexandria does not require a permit for gun ownership and does not require guns to be registered.

No firearm or airgun (BB) can be discharged within the City limits except by law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. For more information, call 703-838-4530.

For further information please review the Virginia State Police web site at 

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3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
TDD 703.838.4896

Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.