Daviess County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Ben Becerra

Beginning January 1st, 2017, Missouri residents who are legally able to own a gun and are at least 19 years of age are no longer are required to have a permit to carry a concealed firearm within the State of Missouri.  


Lawful owners of firearms will be able to conceal and carry them anywhere in Missouri, subject to the limitations that already exist such as courthouses, jails, polling places or businesses, such as grocery stores, that post “no guns” at their doors.

• Background checks for buying weapons still apply as required.

• Only holders of Missouri concealed-carry permits can carry concealed weapons outside of the state, and Illinois still requires visitors to have Illinois permits. The other seven states surrounding Missouri honor its permits. 

Information on how to obtain a conceal carry permit is available on this website.