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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) 746-4044 for more information.
Fingerprinting services are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is needed, walk-in only.
please note - on Wednesdays, we can only take Exact Cash or check. No credit cards.
For Expungements outside our normal business hours - Please call Virginia State Police at 703-323-2671 (Braddock Road Location) or 703-803-2660 (Fairfax location) for hours and directions.
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. You must have your own fingerprint card(s), which should be provided by whoever has requested your fingerprints. 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 personally provided cards is $10.00 for the first card and $5.00 for each additional card. Cash, check, or credit card are acceptable forms of payment, but you MUST have EXACT change if paying by cash. We now accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover credit cards on Tuesdays only. We also do NOT take appointments.
Our location is Alexandria Police Headquarters at 3600 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304.
If you have a question, please call 703-746-1909 for more information or to leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
Firearms Registration/Handgun Purchases
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 http://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Firearms.shtm