Step-by-step guide for filling out a paper renewal...
  • Mark the box that applies to your situation (Disabled Veteran, Retired/Former Military, Active Military, Retired Law Enforcement, or Active Law Enforcement).
  • Choose your applicant type (Renewal) and write that in the space provided. List your CWP number in the space provided.
  • Fill in your full name (Last name, first name, middle name, suffix).
  • Fill in your residential address (where you live currently).
  • Fill in your mailing address (where you would like your permit mailed once ready).
  • Fill in your social security number, driver license number and your alien number (if you have one).
  • Fill in your date and place of birth in the space provided (state is fine).
  • Fill in your race, sex, height (ex: 6’2”), weight, eye color, and hair color.
  • Fill in your home phone, business phone, cell phone, and email (not all are needed to process your application.
  • You DO NOT have to fill in your training date, instructor cert. number, or student number as it is NOT needed to complete your renewal application.
  • You DO NOT need to have an instructor signature or date (as you are just renewing your permit).
  • Check the appropriate boxes indicating South Carolina residence status, required training completion, and federal applicable question(s).
  • Sign and date your renewal application at the bottom of the application in the space provided.
  • Make certain to also provide a copy of your current South Carolina driver license (making certain that it is current & the address that you have listed on the application you filled out matches such).
  • Make certain that you also include a $50 money order or cashiers’ check to process your application.
  • If you are a Disabled Veteran, or Retired Law Enforcement you are EXEMPT from paying the $50 fee, but you must provide documentation proving such status.
  • Please mail your renewal to the address provided below, and mark it as noted:
    • SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
    • Attention CWP Renewal
    • PO Box 21398
    • Columbia, SC 29221

  • The link for the CWP paper renewal application is:
    CWP Renewal Application Form