NOTE: We are working to streamline our processes with our new system. If you have already been approved and are waiting on scheduling your “Final Issuance Appointment”, please click on the alternate link provided on the previous webpage (sacsheriff.com). Please do not use the New Application as you will be asked to pay your initial payment over again.

 

Weapon Modifications can only be done at the time of renewal.

 

General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.

In California, the Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Weapon Permit. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, the applicant will be asked to schedule an interview appointment for a new Concealed Weapon Permit. Please note that for a new Concealed Weapon Permit a non-refundable $20 application fee will be required to reserve an appointment for an interview.

If the applicant is RENEWING a Concealed Weapon Permit in Sacramento County, they may not apply until 45 days before the expiration date listed on their current Concealed Weapon Permit.

 

Pricing

      • The administrative cost for a New Concealed Weapon Permit is $100.00. An applicant will pay a non-refundable $20 application fee, and if approved, be asked to pay an additional $80 prior to receiving their Concealed Weapon Permit.  During the processing of your application, you will be asked to complete the DOJ LiveScan Fingerprinting. This costs $130 ($93 DOJ fee + $37 Sheriff's Office rolling fee).
      • A Standard Renewal of a Concealed Weapon Permit costs $77.
      • Any Modification (e.g. residence or firearm change) to a Concealed Weapon Permit costs $10.
      • For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
      • Appointments for New Concealed Weapon Permit will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.
      • Appointments for Renew Concealed Weapon Permit will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
      • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Weapon Permit.

 

Prior to Filling Out This Application - NEW

      • Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California driver’s license, or state issued ID.
      • Scan two (2) items for proof of residency: Acceptable proof of residency is as follows:
        • Two (2) pieces of proof of residency dated within the last 60 days. WE DO NOT accept overdue bills. We also do not accept documents from DMV, lease/rental agreements, nor insurance statements. If your bills are not delivered to your residence, please go ONLINE and print out a copy and scan it into the website. Acceptable proof of residency must be a monthly bill such as:
          • Utility bill
          • Bank statement
          • Cell phone bill
          • Credit card statement
          • Mortgage statement
        • Your home address must be current with the California DMV. We are required to check DMV’s database to ensure your home address is updated and current. You cannot update your home address simply by registering a vehicle or updating your vehicle registration. It can take over 72 hours for DMV to complete the update and for their database to reflect the changes.
        • Be sure each firearm you are listing on your Concealed Weapon Permit is registered to you or your spouse/registered domestic partner. The firearm(s) cannot be registered to any other family member. You may not add rifle caliber weapons (AR-Pistol, AK-Pistol, etc.) to your CCW permit.
        • Be prepared, if applicable, to scan your DD214 with type of discharge included.
        • Be prepared, if applicable, to scan proof of naturalization if you are a permanent resident.

 

Prior to Filling Out This Application - RENEWAL

      • Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California driver’s license, or state issued ID.
      • Scan two (2) items for proof of residency: Acceptable proof of residency is as follows:
        • Two (2) pieces of proof of residency dated within the last 60 days. WE DO NOT accept overdue bills. We also do not accept documents from DMV, lease/rental agreements, nor insurance statements. If your bills are not delivered to your residence, please go ONLINE and print out a copy and scan it into the website. Acceptable proof of residency must be a monthly bill such as:
          • Utility bill
          • Bank statement
          • Cell phone bill
          • Credit card statement
          • Mortgage statement
        • Your home address must be current with the California DMV. We are required to check DMV’s database to ensure your home address is updated and current. You cannot update your home address simply by registering a vehicle or updating your vehicle registration. It can take over 72 hours for DMV to complete the update and for their database to reflect the changes.
        • Be sure each firearm you are listing on your Concealed Weapon Permit is registered to you or your spouse/registered domestic partner. The firearm(s) cannot be registered to any other family member. You may not add rifle caliber weapons (AR-Pistol, AK-Pistol, etc.) to your CCW permit.
        • 4-Hour Firearms Training Certificate to also include each weapon you qualified with that will appear on your permit and Sacramento Co. Sheriff’s Department CCW qualification form.
        • PLEASE NOTE: There is a 60-day grace period if you let your permit expire. However, if you fail to submit your Renewal Application and scan and upload your training and qualification documents within the 60-day grace period, you will have to start the process over as a New Applicant. Also, please remember that if your CCW Permit expires, you cannot carry your CCW until your permit is renewed.

 

Prior to Filling Out This Application - MODIFICATION

      • Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California driver’s license, or state issued ID.
      • IF CHANGING ADDRESS: Be prepared to scan two (2) items for proof of residency: Acceptable proof of residency is as follows:
        • Two (2) pieces of proof of residency dated within the last 60 days. WE DO NOT accept overdue bills. We also do not accept documents from DMV, lease/rental agreements, nor insurance statements. If your bills are not delivered to your residence, please go ONLINE and print out a copy and scan it into the website. Acceptable proof of residency must be a monthly bill such as:
          • Utility bill
          • Bank statement
          • Cell phone bill
          • Credit card statement
          • Mortgage statement
        • Your home address must be current with the California DMV. We are required to check DMV’s database to ensure your home address is updated and current. You cannot update your home address simply by registering a vehicle or updating your vehicle registration. It can take over 72 hours for DMV to complete the update and for their database to reflect the changes.
        • Be sure each firearm you are listing on your Concealed Weapon Permit is registered to you or your spouse/registered domestic partner. The firearm(s) cannot be registered to any other family member. You may not add rifle caliber weapons (AR-Pistol, AK-Pistol, etc.) to your CCW permit.
        • All modification applications will be processed first come-first served, and will not take priority over new and renewal applications.

 

Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.

 

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Permit to Carry Information



Concealed Weapon Permit Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Completing the Application

Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Weapon Permit. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority. Pursuant to California Penal Code section 26160, each licensing authority will have a written policy summarizing their requirements for issuance of a Concealed Weapon Permit. In addition, prior to issuing a Concealed Weapon Permit, the state statutes require proof that:

  • The applicant is of good moral character;
  • Good cause exists to issue the Concealed Weapon Permit;
  • The applicant meets residence requirements; and
  • The course of training prescribed by the licensing authority has been completed.

The following pages include standardized questions to determine whether a Concealed Weapon Permit shall be issued.

The applicant will certify under penalty of perjury that all answers provided in the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. The applicant will also acknowledge that information disclosed on this application may be subject to public disclosure.

Training Required

If applying for a NEW Concealed Weapon Permit, an 16-hour firearms training course must be completed within 180 days prior to issuance.

If applying for a RENEWAL Concealed Weapon Permit completion of a 4-hour firearms training course must be completed within 180 days prior to issuance.

If applying for a firearms MODIFICATION a scanned copy of the qualification certificate is required.

Application Information

The online application process includes notification features and the ability to upload documents remotely. If you choose not to use the online system to submit your application you must come to the CCW office at 2101 Hurley Way. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork to fill out. We do not offer this paperwork online. You will be asked to return the application in person with the appropriate back-up documentation and will need to provide the appropriate payment via check or money order. Once received, the paper applications will be processed accordingly as they require additional effort. You will be asked to remain at the office while the information you provide is entered into our system and an appointment is generated. We are unable to do this process over the phone or via email. Please allow at least one hour to process your application. Applications submitted in this manner will not receive automatic notifications of status changes and all online features will be unavailable.


For More Information, Contact:

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

Address:
2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Telephone: 916-874-8450
Website: http://www.sacsheriff.com/Pages/Organization/SIIB/CCW.aspx

 

For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com
Phone: (855) 642-2453