Permits to carry concealed weapons are being issued by the Gasconade County
Sheriff’s Office at the Gasconade County Courthouse, Hermann MO. There is a fee for the
permit. Below are some guidelines and a recommended procedure for you to follow.
To qualify for a conceal carry permit the applicant must:
1. Must be a resident of the State of Missouri or a member of the armed forces
stationed in Missouri, or the spouse of such member of the armed forces.
2. Be a citizen of the United Stated of America
3. Be at least twenty-one years of age
4. Have not pled guilty to or have been convicted of a crime punishable by
imprisonment for a term exceeding one year under the law of any state or of the
United States other than a crime classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of
any state an punishable by a term of imprisonment of one year or less that does
not involve explosive weapon, firearm, firearm silencer, or gas gun.
5. Have not been convicted of, pled guilty or entered a plea of nolo contendere to
one or more misdemeanor offenses involving crimes of violence within a five-
year period immediately preceding application for a certificate of qualification to
obtain a concealed carry endorsement and I have not been convicted of two or
more misdemeanor offenses involving driving while under the influence of
intoxicating liquor or drugs or the possession or abuse of a controlled substance
within a five-year period immediately preceding application for a certificate of
qualification to obtain a concealed carry endorsement.
6. Not be a fugitive from justice or currently charged in an information or indictment
with the commission of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding
one year under the laws of any state or of the United States other than a crime
classified as a misdemeanor under the laws of any state and punishable by a term
of imprisonment of two years or less that does not involve an explosive weapon,
firearm, firearm silencer or gas gun.
7. Not been discharged under dishonorable conditions from the United States armed
8. Not adjudged mentally incompetent at the time of this application or for five-years
prior to application, or have not been committed to a mental health facility, as
defined in section 632.005, RSMo., or similar institution located in another state.
9. Received firearm training that meets the standards of applicant firearms safety
training defined and required by section 571.111, RSMo.
10. Have not engaged in a pattern of behavior, documented in public records, that
causes the Sheriff to have a reasonable belief the applicant presents a danger to
himself or others.
11. Have no full order of protection that is still in effect.
If you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony described above, that would
prevent you from obtaining a permit, there is still a possibility that your application could
be refused. If you have had frequent negative contact with law enforcement that is
documented, a sheriff may refuse your application based on section (10) above.
If you have received a FELONY SIS-Suspended Imposition of Sentence , you may
not apply for a permit.
If you meet the requirements, the first step you need to take is to enroll in a conceal carry
training course. The course consist of eight hours of training to include live fire. Confirm
with your training instructor his/her credentials are approved and on file with the Sheriff’s
To apply for your conceal carry permit
You need to call the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office to make an appointment to
process the application. Phone 573-486-2424 office hours are Monday - Friday 8 A.M.
To 4 P.M. Except Holidays.
You need to bring the following:
1. Copy of your training
2. Your drivers license with current address, state identification with current address, or
active military identification
3. A money order in the amount of $ 30.50 made out to Missouri State Highway Patrol
4. A money order, check or cash in the amount of $ 67.50
Following the application process, you will be notified by phone within 45 days if your
permit has been approved. Once you have been notified , you will have seven days to take
your permit to your local state license office.
If the Sheriff refuses to issue you a permit, you will receive notification stating why you
were refused. You can the appeal his decision through Small Claims Court.