Florida CWP Renewal Online: So easy even a Blogger can do it.

Yesterday I got the notification from Division of Licensing that my CWP would expire in January 2019. Very typical of Florida, they give you plenty warning so if you end up carrying with an expired permit, it is your frigging fault.


I went to the Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Renewal website and unsurprisingly for Florida, it is not attractive one bit and the buttons are backwards in some instances. I am pragmatic to hell, but a bit of decoration won’t kill you guys. Again, expect that from Florida Government sites.

Before you do anything else, get a digital picture. You are given 2 links, one is How to Take a Passport Style Photo and the second and coolest idea is that they “stole” the United States Department of State Photo Editing Tool. Once you have your picture taken, uploaded, centered, cropped and saved, then proceed to fill the online forms

You will have to enter your personal data, CWP number and tracking number that came with the notice to find your license. Then upload the photo, do the digital signature thing and pay for the renewal.  Once you are done that, you are shown a summary and have to click on submit to finish.

You will be given a receipt that you can choose to download and/or email to yourself.

It took maybe under ten minutes. It would have taken less if I did not keep hitting the RESET FORM button instead of the SUBMIT in the payment page and had to re-enter the info all over (they are ass backwards.) Let’s call it 10 minutes including brushing the bushy beard, getting a decent shirt and convincing the wife to take the picture.

That was it. I will let you guys know when it comes in.

4 Replies to “Florida CWP Renewal Online: So easy even a Blogger can do it.”

  1. This is good to know, but about a year late for me.

    Last year when mine was expiring, I found they added an office in the county, about a 20 minute drive, so my wife and I just went up there. I thought it was a yuge improvement over getting our first licenses to walk in, get photographed, processed and walk out in under an hour. For the first one, I submitted everything by mail and waited almost four months.

  2. Not as easy for non-resident CWP renewal. Must get fingerprinted AGAIN. (How many times do they need my prints ? This time will be number 3).

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