Vol. 31 Iss. 10 - January 12, 2015

Chapter 190
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Department of State Police is claiming an exemption from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 3, which excludes regulations that consist only of changes in style or form or corrections of technical errors and requires each agency to review all references to sections of the Code of Virginia within its regulations each time a new supplement or replacement volume to the Code of Virginia is published to ensure the accuracy of each section or section subdivision identification listed. The Department of State Police will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 19VAC30-190. Regulations Relating to the Issuance of Nonresident Concealed Handgun Carry Permits (amending 19VAC30-190-50; repealing 19VAC30-190-10).

Statutory Authority: § 18.2-308.06 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: February 13, 2015.

Agency Contact: Lt. Colonel Robert Kemmler, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of State Police, Bureau of Administrative and Support Services, P.O. Box 27472, Richmond, VA 23261-7472, telephone (804) 674-4606, FAX (804) 674-2234, or email

Small Business Impact Report of Findings: This regulatory action serves as the report of findings of the regulatory review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia.


The amendments reflect changes in applicable statutory cross references impacted by the recodification of the concealed carry laws and remove the outdated purpose statement.

19VAC30-190-10. Purpose. (Repealed.)

The 2004 Virginia General Assembly amended § 18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia to authorize nonresidents of Virginia to apply for a concealed handgun permit. Nonresidents of the Commonwealth 21 years of age or older may apply in writing to the Virginia State Police for a five-year permit to carry a concealed handgun. These regulations set forth the procedure for the application for and renewal of nonresident concealed handgun carry permits.

19VAC30-190-50. Proof of competence with a handgun.

The applicant shall demonstrate competence with a handgun by including in his application package a photocopy of a certificate of completion of any such course or class as set forth in § 18.2-308 P 1 18.2-308.06 B of the Code of Virginia, an affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization, or group that conducted or taught such course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant; or a copy of any document that shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation in firearms competition shall satisfy the requirement for demonstration of competence with a handgun.

NOTICE: The following forms used in administering the regulation were filed by the agency. The forms are not being published; however, online users of this issue of the Virginia Register of Regulations may click on the name of a form with a hyperlink to access it. The forms are also available from the agency contact or may be viewed at the Office of the Registrar of Regulations, General Assembly Building, 2nd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

FORMS (19VAC30-190)

Application for Concealed Handgun Permit, SP-248 , eff. 7/06.

Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit, Application Check List, rev. 9/07

Application for Concealed Handgun Permit, SP-248 (rev. 7/13)

Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit, Application Check List (undated)

VA.R. Doc. No. R15-4226; Filed December 12, 2014, 11:51 a.m.