How do I obtain a concealed weapon permit?

Determine if you are eligible for a concealed weapon license by checking the:
Florida Concealed Weapon License/Eligibility Requirements website

Applicants must demonstrate competency with a firearm in order to qualify for a license. This means taking a carry concealed class preferably from a reputable agency or company. If you have a hunter education certificate, DD214, or retired law enforcement credentials this will suffice for showing competency.

Submit your application by mail or in person at a Division of Licensing Regional Office. Doing the application in person is better and they will do the passport photo and digital fingerprinting onsite. Call (850) 245-5691 to set up an appointment.

Check the status of your application online at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Licensing

How do I request radar or extra traffic enforcement for a particular road?

All traffic complaints, including request for radar should be called into our dispatch center at 850-745-7100. This is done so that the complaint is assigned a CAD tracking number. This aids in maintaining records of traffic issues over the long term. The communications officer will forward the request to the traffic unit and if the traffic issue is in progress, a deputy will be dispatch.

I need to be fingerprinted for Employment, adoption, etc. Where do I go?

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office offers Live Scan (Digitally Scanned Fingerprints) services for the community. No appointment is needed. Walk-ins are welcome during our normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. As a walk-in customer you will be live scanned on a first come first serve basis. For groups of more than 2, we prefer you set up an appointment in order to avoid possible wait time. Please call (850) 745-7120.

Each state agency that requests background checks have their own fee that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement charges. There is an electronic transmission fee of $5.00 that the WCSO charges for transmitting the fingerprints in addition to the FDLE charge. Accepted payment options are checks or money orders.

The agency requesting the background check will provide you with the live scan forms necessary to complete the live scan. All Live Scan forms must be provided to you by the agency that wants you to get fingerprinted. These forms contain information that is unique to each agency and this information must be provided before arriving to have your prints taken.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office does not share your information with other agencies. It is against the law for different agencies to share confidential fingerprint results with each other. An applicant’s Live Scan form acts as a release for a criminal history response to be sent to the specified requesting agency. This means that you must submit a new application each time a criminal history is requested of you; therefore you must go through the Live Scan process again. Previous Live Scan information CANNOT be utilized.

I had property stolen or damaged and I need a report for my insurance company. How do I obtain a report?

There are two ways to obtain a report: 1) You can come to the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours, Monday- Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and request to speak with a deputy, or 2) You can call the Sheriff’s Office at 850-745-7100 and have a deputy come to your residence.

Once the deputy completes the offense report and it has been approved by a supervisor, you can come to the Record’s Division at the Sheriff’s Office during business hours to obtain a copy of your report. You can call the Record’s Division at 850-745-7140 to check the status or obtain a copy of your offense report.