Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, Virginia will have a new/revised Virginia Handgun Permit (CHP) application form. On that date and after, applicants should look at the form's top left margin and confirm that they are using form number SP-248 (7-1-2016). The form currently in use has form number SP-248 (7-1-2013). On July 1, that form will no longer be valid. The state police will have the correct, revised form posted at its website on July 1. Any CHP applications filed before 7/1 on the existing form will be accepted. Information about Virginia CHPs as well as the link to download the application can be found by clicking here for Virginia residents and here for non-residents.