Welcome! This is an official application for a California Concealed Weapon Permit. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a Concealed Weapon Permit. Any falsification of the information within this application is a crime and will result in the denial of the applicant’s Concealed Weapon Permit request.
For new applicants: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 is required to schedule an interview appointment. The $45.00 will not be refunded once the CCW application has been processed. This fee will be charged even if your application is denied.
California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provide that a Sheriff of a county or the Chief or other head of a municipal police department of any city, or city and county, may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (Concealed Weapon Permit).
Who May be Issued a License
The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 (a Sheriff or the Chief or other head of a municipal police department) may issue a license to persons who are of good moral character, who have completed a course of training, and have good cause for issuance of a Concealed Weapon Permit. All applicants for a Concealed Weapon Permit will be fingerprinted and state and federal records will be checked to determine if they are eligible to possess firearms. Click here to view all categories that would prohibit a person from possessing firearms and being granted a Concealed Weapon Permit.
Format and Duration of a Concealed Weapon Permit
A California Concealed Weapon Permit allows a person to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. A Standard Concealed Weapon Permit is valid for 2 years and requires the completion of an annual 4-hour firearms training course prior to renewal.
Prior to Filling Out This Application
Please be advised that if you are applying for a RENEWAL, you will enter your current CII # in the Permit # field below.
Please be advised if you are applying for a MODIFICATION, you will need to upload a copy of your qualification certificate via the Order Tracker upon completion of the application.
You have selected that you are not a US Citizen. If you are a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident Aliens, you will need to bring your U.S. Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) to your appointment.
Your Concealed Weapon Permit has been expired for over 60 days. You will need to apply for a NEW Concealed Weapon Permit.
You can only apply for a renewal of your permit within 45 days BEFORE the expiration of your current permit. Please come back within that time to reapply.
This is to remind you that the time limit to submit your renewal application coming up soon (60 days from expiration). Please make sure you complete this application prior to the expiration.