2020 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt: Late fees waived for concealed carry renewals through October 1

Release Date: May 29, 2020

TOPEKA – (May 29, 2020) – Kansans seeking to renew their concealed carry handgun licenses (CCHL) but unable to meet the ordinary requirements because of limitations imposed by the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have late fees waived and be accommodated by new procedures, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

“During the disruption caused by the COVID-19 response, some Kansas CCHL holders have encountered difficulties in getting their permits renewed,” Schmidt said. “Limited access to notary services, closed driver’s license bureaus unable to issue new license cards, and other limitations have made the renewal process more challenging. Therefore, we are temporarily waiving late renewal fees and modifying the renewal application to accommodate these challenges.”

The modifications and accommodations will be in effect until October 1, 2020, or until otherwise modified by the attorney general. They are made possible under authority of available administrative laws. Those modifications include:

  • The late fee is waived for a renewal of a licensee whose CCHL expired on or after March 12, 2020, the date the governor first declared a COVID-19 state of disaster emergency in Kansas.
  • A modified renewal application form will require an unsworn declaration instead of notarization.  

A copy of the updated procedures and the modified renewal application is available at www.ag.ks.gov/concealed-carry/renewals. The attorney general is making similar accommodations and waiver of late fees for private detectives and bail enforcement agents licensed by his office.

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