Welcome! This is an official application for a California Concealed Carry Weapon license. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a Concealed Carry Weapon License. Any falsification of the information within this application is a crime and will result in the denial of the applicant’s Concealed Carry Weapon license request.
For new applicants: A non-refundable application processing fee of $116.00 is required to schedule an interview appointment. These fees 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 Carry Weapon license).
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 Carry Weapon license. All applicants for a Concealed Carry Weapon license 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 Carry Weapon license.
Format and Duration of a Concealed Carry Weapon License
A California Concealed Carry Weapon allows a person to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. A Standard Concealed Carry Weapon license 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 Local Agency Number 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 cetificate 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 Carry Weapon License has been expired for over 180 days. You will need to apply for a NEW Concealed Carry Weapon License.
You can only apply for a renewal of your permit within 30 days of 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 (180 days from expiration). Please make sure you complete this application prior to the expiration.