Weapon Modifications can only be done at the time of renewal.
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.
Prior to Filling Out This Application - NEW
Prior to Filling Out This Application - RENEWAL
Prior to Filling Out This Application - MODIFICATION
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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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 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.
If applying for a NEW Concealed Weapon Permit, a 16-hour firearms training course must be completed within 180 days of approval. Please DO NOT take your training and qualification course until after your application has been approved and you are instructed to do so.
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. You can submit a Renewal Application 45 days prior to your CCW Permit’s expiration, but no sooner. There is a 60-day grace period so you do not have to start the process over as a NEW Applicant, but you cannot carry your CCW Permit once it expires. If you fail to upload all required documents and submit your application prior to the expiration of the 60-day grace period, you will have to start the process over as a NEW Applicant.
If applying for a firearms MODIFICATION a scanned copy of the qualification certificate is required.
Failure to complete all steps in the CCW process six months from the date of the Approval email will result in the withdrawal of the CCW Application, as will inactivity on the application for six months.
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. We are unable to do this process over the phone or via email. Applications submitted in this manner will not receive automatic notifications of status changes and all online features will be unavailable. All communications with the applicant will be made via the U.S. Postal Service. Information requested during the process must be mailed to the CCW Bureau and all requests for documents/information will be made in this same manner.
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (855) 642-2453