The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is pleased to announce the implementation of the online renewal and replacement phase of the new automated Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) process. SLED, in partnership with IdentoGo by IDEMIA (formerly known as MorphoTrust), has developed a CWP system (SLED EasyPath) specifically for the state of South Carolina. This new system will allow SLED to continue processing CWP’s as required by state statute. It will also allow for a more streamlined application process, reducing the wait time for CWP holders to receive their permit.

In preparation for implementation of the new system, SLED will disable the current online renewal program at 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2018 until the new system is operational on May 1, 2018. If you need to renew your CWP after this date and prior to May 1st, you must mail a paper application. Step by step instructions for completing a paper application may be found on this website by clicking CWP Renewal Application and Instructions

On May 1st 2018, SLED EasyPath will be made available for online CWP renewals as well as the new feature for CWP online replacement processing. We appreciate your patience and look forward to providing this service to the citizens of South Carolina.


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