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CCW County To County Question, Two Fold

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Good Ol' Boy, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Good Ol' Boy

    Good Ol' Boy Member

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    So my wife and I are looking to move and it will be into another county from where we are currently. We both have Virginia CHP's issued to us in the county we currently live in.

    1. I'm assuming switching counties would require a request for a new permit in the new county where we will relocate?

    2. If the above is accurate, would our current permits still be valid after we moved until we received our new permits? IE could we still carry until our new permits arrived while living at our new location?


    I didn't see anything on Handgunlaw.us so I'm asking if anyone here has any suggestions where to find info on this.


    Thanks, Jon
     
  2. herrwalther

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    Yes. The vast majority of states use a county to county based permit system that meet STATE requirements.

    This can be quite the legal grey area. While even though the permit is still valid, it would not reflect your personal information that matches other ID, in this case your address on your driver's license. My wife and I moved from one county to another several years ago. Our new county was nice enough to waive the residency requirement (14 days) in their county to get a carry permit since we were already residents and permit holders in another county. Had this not been waived, we would have not been allowed to carry until we got the new county permits with the updated home address. This was in Alabama.
     
  3. rromeo

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    In Virginia, you do not need to get a new permit if you move. From the VSP page, http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms.shtm
     
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  4. Good Ol' Boy

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    I have never updated mine. Mostly because I moved from one end of the state to the other, and I didn't feel like it was worth a 6 hour drive.
     
  6. cjwils

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    I am sure this varies from state to state. In my state (Washington), a concealed pistol permit is tied to a person's driver's license. If you move to another address in the state, you are required to update your driver's license, but not the concealed pistol permit. That is what the King County Sheriff's department told me when I asked a few years ago.
     
  7. Good Ol' Boy

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    I hear ya. We likely won't be more than 45min to an hour from where we are now.

    I don't mean to pry but have you ever had to show your CHP since you moved? Just wondering if the mismatched addresses might cause a stink or be a inconvenience.

    I suppose I could just keep a card with 18.2-308.011 in my wallet should the issue ever arise. :)
     
  8. MedWheeler

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    Getting out of Mechanicsville, huh? You did mention not too long ago that it wasn't as nice as it once had been. I haven't been 'round there since 1987. I liked it then.. my sister lived in Glen Allen (she's in Ashland now) back then, and had some "kin-laws" there.
     
  9. rromeo

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    I never had an issue. I've always been in more rural areas, so maybe the sheriffs out here are more laid back than the incorporated areas. In fact, nobody has ever asked to see it. One time we had a break in at my shop, the deputy came out to take the report, I told him "by the way, I have a permit, and I'm carrying a pistol." He said "I figured, with all of this going on, you may need it."
    He never asked to see the permit though.
     
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    It's not so much that it's a "bad" place to live, just that the growth has overcome the infrastructure. IE, too many people.

    We'd love to live in King William which is due east of Mechanicsville. Central Garage (RT 30 and 360) is about 20min east of Mech. CG is what Mech was like in the '80's. But the RE market being what it is, things are moving blindingly fast and we have not had much luck in KW.

    We want to be away from any major towns and have some privacy. We've been looking in Powhatan, Goochland, King William, King and Queen, New Kent, Dinwiddie, Charles City, you get the idea.
     

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