- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Meet one of the following residence requirements:
- Is a citizen of the United States who is a resident of this Commonwealth;
- Is a citizen of the United States who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is on active duty, who is at the time of application assigned to a military posting in Kentucky;
- Is lawfully admitted to the United States by the United States government or an agency thereof, is permitted by federal law to purchase a firearm; or
- Is lawfully admitted to the United States by the United States government or an agency thereof, is permitted by federal law to purchase a firearm, is, at the time of the application, assigned to a military posting in Kentucky, and has been assigned to a posting in the Commonwealth;
- Not be under indictment for, or have been convicted of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; and
- Not be a fugitive from justice; and
- Not be an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; and
- Not have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have committed to a mental institution; and
- Not have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; and
- Not be subject to a domestic violence order or emergency protective order; and
- Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (see section below for discussion of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence); and
- Not be prohibited from the purchase, receipt or possession of firearms, ammunition or both pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), 18 U.S.C. 922(n), or applicable state law; and
- Not have been committed to a state or federal facility for abuse of a controlled substance or convicted of a misdemeanor relating to a controlled substance within the three-year period immediately preceding the date the application was submitted; and
- Not have two or more convictions for violating KRS 189A.010 (Operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other substance which impairs driving ability) within the three (3) years immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and
- Not have been committed as an alcoholic pursuant to KRS Chapter 222 or similar laws of another state within the three (3) year period immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and
- Not owe a child support arrearage which equals or exceeds the cumulative amount which would be owed after one (1) year of nonpayment, if the Department of Kentucky State Police has been notified of the arrearage by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; and
- Have complied with any subpoena or warrant relating to child support or paternity proceedings. If the Department of Kentucky State Police has not been notified by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that the applicant has failed to meet this requirement, the Department of Kentucky State Police shall assume that paternity and child support proceedings are not an issue; and
- Have not been convicted of a violation of KRS 508.030 (Assault in the fourth degree) or 508.080 (Terroristic Threatening in the third degree) within the three years immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted; and
- Demonstrate competence with a firearm by successful completion of a firearms safety or training course offered or approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training.
You must prepare two payments. One payment, in the amount of twenty dollars, should be made to "Perry County Sheriff" of Perry County. The second payment should be a check or money order in the amount of forty dollars ($40.00 US), made payable to “Kentucky State Treasurer”. Applications that are not accompanied by a check or money order for forty dollars ($40.00 US) payable to the “Kentucky State Treasurer” will be returned unprocessed to the Sheriff of Perry County.
An applicant for a CCDW license must complete an application form at the Sheriff’s Office. The applicant must also pay the $60 US application fee at the time of application (active and retired peace officers that meet the requirements of KRS 237.110(7) are exempt from paying the application or renewal fee). The sixty-dollar fee is to be allocated as follows:
- Payment of twenty dollars to the sheriff of your county of residence.
- A check or money order for forty dollars (the portion of the CCDW fee allocated to the KSP and the Administrative Office of the Courts by statute) payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer. The KSP will collect the portion of the fee designated for the Administrative Office of the Courts on its behalf.
- Name, Address, Date of Birth, Gender and Social Security Number.
- A photograph that meets one of the following standards:
- An original color photograph or a color photographic copy developed from the negative of an original photograph and:
- Be no less than three and one-half (3 1/2) inches by four (4) inches; and
- Not exceed four (4) inches by six (6) inches;
- A color photograph from a digital camera, rated for seven (7) megapixels or greater, printed on photograph quality paper; or
- An original color passport style photograph that is: 2 x 2 inches in size; and Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. The photograph shall display the full front of the head and the facial features of the applicant and not be a photograph of the applicant wearing: Sunglasses; A hat; or Attire that obscures a facial feature, hair, or hairline.
- A photocopy of a certificate or an affidavit or document certifying completion of a firearms training course offered or approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training. The CCDW License Application – If you are not a U.S. Citizen, the Citizenship Affidavit (KSP 131) must be completed and submitted to the Perry County Sheriff to be attached to the application.
Applications that are not accompanied by a check or money order for forty dollars ($40.00 US) payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer will be returned unprocessed to the sheriff of the applicant’s county of residence.
The application will be sent to the Kentucky State Police within five working days.
The application form, completed under oath, must include the following:
YOU MAY COME BY THE PERRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS TO REQUEST A APPLICATION PACKET.