2021 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 13 - Weapons
§ 39-17-1365. Application for Temporary Handgun Carry Permit by Person Granted Order of Protection — Issuance of Permit

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-17-1365 (2021)
  1. A person who petitions the court and is granted an order of protection, ex parte or otherwise, pursuant to title 36, chapter 3, part 6, may apply for a temporary handgun carry permit from the department of safety within twenty-one (21) calendar days after that order of protection is granted.

  2. To be eligible to receive a temporary handgun carry permit, the person must:

    1. Apply in person to the department of safety on a temporary handgun carry permit application developed by the department;

    2. Include a certified copy of the order of protection with the application;

    3. Provide proof of the person's identity and Tennessee residency by presenting:

      1. A driver license or photo identification issued by the state of Tennessee; or

      2. Other proof satisfactory to the department showing the person's identity and residency; and

    4. Meet the qualifications for the issuance of a handgun carry permit under § 39-17-1351(c).

  3. The department of safety shall conduct a name-based criminal history check in the same manner as set forth in § 39-17-1351(n)(3) upon receiving an application for a temporary handgun carry permit under this section.

  4. If an applicant meets all the requirements of this section, the department of safety shall issue a temporary handgun carry permit to the applicant that shall be valid for sixty (60) calendar days from the date of issuance.

  5. A person issued a temporary handgun carry permit under this section shall carry that permit and a copy of the protective order at all times when carrying a handgun pursuant to this section.

  6. A temporary handgun carry permit issued under this section shall only be valid in Tennessee and shall not be considered as satisfying the requirements of reciprocity with any other state firearm carry provisions.

  7. A temporary handgun carry permit issued under this section may be issued as a letter to the applicant and may be issued without the applicant's photograph.

  8. The issuance of a temporary handgun carry permit under this section does not relieve a person from complying with all requirements of § 39-17-1351 in order to be issued a handgun carry permit pursuant to that section.

  9. A temporary handgun carry permit issued under this section is subject to §§ 39-17-1352 - 39-17-1359.
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