Criteria for Waiver of Fees

If you are filing a Concealed Handgun Permit application and are requesting that fees be waived in accordance with § 18.2-308.03(B) of the Code of Virginia as amended, you will need to include with your application documentation to show proof of retirement or service in accordance with this code section. 

No fee shall be charged beyond the $10 processing fee for issuance of such permit to a person who has retired from service: 
  • (i) as a magistrate in the Commonwealth
  • (ii) as a special agent with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority or as a law-enforcement officer with the Department of State Police, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, or a sheriff or police department, bureau, or force of any political subdivision of the Commonwealth, after completing 15 years of service or after reaching age 55
  • (iii) as a law-enforcement officer with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service Agency, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Marshals Service, or Naval Criminal Investigative Service, after completing 15 years of service or after reaching age 55
  • (iv) as a law-enforcement officer with any police or sheriff's department within the United States, the District of Columbia, or any of the territories of the United States, after completing 15 years of service
  • (v) as a law-enforcement officer with any combination of the agencies listed in clauses (ii) through (iv), after completing 15 years of service; 
  • (vi) as a designated boarding team member or boarding officer of the United States Coast Guard, after completing 15 years of service or after reaching age 55
  • (vii) as a correctional officer as defined in § 53.1-1, after completing 15 years of service
  • (viii) as a probation and parole officer authorized pursuant to § 53.1-143, after completing 15 years of service.