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Handgun Permit Types

EHCP_Sample
 
  • Effective 1/1/2020, the current handgun carry permit will be referred to as an Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit.
  • Application fee of $100 ($65 if active or honorably discharged military)
  • Allows open or concealed carry.
  • Permits will be issued for eight (8) years.
  • The permit shall entitle the permittee to carry any handgun - which the permittee legally owns or possesses.
  • The permittee shall have the permit in their immediate possession at all times when carrying a handgun and shall display the permit on demand of a law enforcement officer.
  • Training requirements
CCP_Sample
 
  • 2019 Public Chapter 479
  • Must carry Concealed at all times
  • The fee for the permit will be $65
  • Training requirements
  • Must fill out CCP Proof of Training form to submit along with training proof
  • The card will have an eight (8) year expiration date
  • May not carry at any school or university (public or private)
  • Name based background check run every 5 years
LifetimeHCP_Sample
 
  • Allows open or concealed carry.
  • Application fee of $300 ($265 if active or honorably discharged military), $200 if upgrading from eight (8) year permit
  • No expiration date
  • The permit shall entitle the permittee to carry any handgun - which the permittee legally owns or possesses
  • The permittee shall have the permit in their immediate possession at all times when carrying a handgun and shall display the permit on demand of a law enforcement officer.
  • Training requirements
  • Name based background check run every 5 years
RetiredLEOLifetime_Sample
  • No application fee
  • Pursuant to TCA § 39-17-1351 (x) (5), the fee for a Lifetime permit shall be waived if the applicant:
    • Is a former federal, state, or local law enforcement officer, as defined in § 39-11-106;
    • Served for at least ten (10) years prior to leaving the law enforcement agency and was POST-certified, or had equivalent training, on the date the officer left the law enforcement agency;
    • Was in good standing at the time of leaving the law enforcement agency, as certified by the chief law enforcement officer or designee of the organization that employed the applicant; and
    • Is a resident of this state on the date of the application
  • Must have one of the following:
  • Has a “Retired Law Enforcement” banner on the front of the card
  • Name based background check run every 5 years
  • No application fee
  • Pursuant to TCA §36-6-626; §39-17-1308a; §39-17-1365 a person granted an Order of Protection has the ability to carry a handgun for 21 calendar days if they legally own the firearm and carry a copy of the Protective Order
  • Such person may also apply for a temporary Handgun Carry Permit within the same 21 days
  • A person who does not apply for the temporary Permit within 21 days will not be authorized to carry a handgun once 21 days has lapsed
  • To be eligible to receive a temporary permit, one must apply in person with a certified copy of the Order of Protection, provide proof of identity and residency, and meet all other qualifications for a Handgun Carry Permit
  • Prior to issuing the temporary Permit, a criminal history check will be conducted
  • The temporary Permit is valid only in Tennessee for 60 days and will be issued as a letter without photograph