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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
  • Has a “Retired Law Enforcement” banner on the front of the card
  • Name based background check run every 5 years
  • 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 retiring from the law enforcement agency and was POST-certified, or had equivalent training, on the date the officer retired from the law enforcement agency;
    • Was in good standing at the time of retiring from 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 submit the following:
  • 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