Concealed Weapon Permits
Concealed Weapons Permit Information
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Important Please Read First
We have been informed by the Department of Justice that due to the high volume of gun sales, all background checks and live scan results will be delayed. As they come in we will process them as quickly as we can and mail out your permits.
Changes to our CCW Program
Our Sheriff’s Office has been reviewing our current procedures for the CCW program. Permits Renewals and Permit Modificaions are now being processed by our Sheriff’s Records Unit. You may walk in for a renewal or modification on Tuesdays Thursdays and Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm. New permit applications and appointments will continue to be processed by the Sheriff’s Support Services Administration Unit, and is by appointment only.
We will continue to review our CCW process to determine if any other adjustments; however, we hope that these will be seamless to you. As internal and external standards and processes are revised, notification to the public will be communicated through this webpage. On behalf of the Sheriff and our office, we would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation while we have been completing some major changes to our Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW) website and process.
CCW Process Information
New CCW Permit with Placer County
What is the process for a NEW CCW Permit with Placer County?
Step 1 - Review the Criteria for Consideration of Issuance (see FAQ) and our process for issuance of a Concealed Weapons Permit within Placer County.
Step 2 - Download and complete the CCW Application provided by California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms(Adobe Reader Required) Download CCW Application. Read all directions carefully. You will be required to complete ALL pages prior to your appointment time, including Section 7. However, do not sign Section 7 until your "New Concealed Weapons Permit" appointment time.
Step 3 - After you have completed the application, schedule a "New Concealed Weapons Permit” appointment via our online application system. If a CCW Permit is denied, you will be notified via the US Mail. You may review the Appeals Process (See CCW FAQ Information) if you want to appeal the decision.
If your initial application for a CCW permit is approved you will be notified via email with the information pertaining to the next step in the process, live scan.
appointment system. Please note when accessing our Online Appointment System, you will be asked for identifying information pertaining to you as the applicant. This information will assist our staff in completing all pre-appointment documentation prior to your appointment. Required fields must be completed to schedule an appointment.
Step 4 - During your "New Concealed Weapons Permit" appointment, you will be meeting with a member of the Sheriff's Support Staff for a face to face interview. During this time, your application and statements within will be reviewed. For this appointment, you will be required to furnish numerous documents. Please review the (Adobe Reader Required)New CCW Appointment Check List prior to your scheduled appointment. Your application for a new CCW permit may be delayed if all documents listed on the checklist are not submitted at the time of appointment. Be prepared to pay a non-refundable fee of $20.00 (cash, check or money order for made payable to "Placer County Sheriff’s Office").
After interview your application will be reviewed by the Support Services Command level staff for approval or denial. You will generally receive notification of your Concealed Weapons Permit’s disposition within 60 days after your initial interview.
- If your application for a CCW Permit is denied,you will be notified via the US Mail. At this time, your DOJ Live Scan appointment will be canceled by our staff. You may review the Appeals Process (See CCW FAQ Information) if you want to appeal the board's decision.
- If your initial application for a CCW permit is approved you will be notified via email with the information pertaining to the next step in the process, live scan.
Step 5 - Follow the instructions in the live scan email and have your live scan completed. (Adobe Reader Required) Live Scan form here
Step 6 – Once our office has received DOJ clearance, you will receive your permit or denial notice via US mail.
Residents within the Tahoe Basin may not need to schedule an ONLINE Appointment. To find out more information, contact our Placer County Sheriff’s North Lake Tahoe Substation to arrange at 530-581-6300.
CCW Permits Restrictions
What are the CCW Permit Restrictions? Placer County CCW Permit holders shall not, when carrying a weapon;
- Consume any alcoholic beverage.
- Commit any criminal act. You must report any arrest to the Sheriff’s Office CCW Coordinator within 10 days.
- Be in a place having a primary purpose of selling alcohol.
- Be under the influence of any medication, drug, or alcohol.
- Use any illegal drug.
- Refuse to show permit or surrender weapon to law enforcement upon request.
- Impede any peace officer.
- Represent self as a peace officer to any person, if not so employed.
- Possess weapon any place where prohibited by law or sign.
- Unjustifiably display weapon.
- Carry a concealed weapon not listed on the permit.
- Fail to disclose during any law enforcement contact your status as a CCW permit holder. You must disclose whether or not you are carrying a weapon on your person or in your vehicle.
The restrictions above have been imposed by this agency under the California Penal Code 26200 and the DOJ Firearms Division. In addition to above, these restrictions can be found on the DOJ Carry Concealed Weapons Permit Application. Failure to adhere to any of the restrictions listed above may result in the revocation of your CCW permit.
Penal Code 26200(a) “A license issued pursuant to this article may include any reasonable restrictions or conditions that the issuing authority deems warranted, including restrictions as to the time, place, manner, and circumstances under which the licensee may carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. […]”
Training requirements for a CCW Permit
What training requirements are required for a CCW Permit?
New CCW Permits – Prior to your New Permit appointment, complete at least an 8-hour training course, conducted by a Placer County Sheriff’s approved Instructor (Adobe Reader Required) [CCW Instructors], which includes instruction on firearm safety and the law regarding the permissible use of a firearm, is required. In addition, you must provide validation that you demonstrated proficiency and/or qualified on each weapon you want listed on your CCW permit.
CCW Permit Renewals - Prior to renewal, complete at least a 4-hour legal firearms update refresher course. In addition, proof that you demonstrated proficiency and/or qualified on each weapon listed on your CCW permit.
Weapon Qualification - You must qualify with the weapon(s)/type(s) listed on your permit. If you want to add or remove weapons from your permit, a qualification is required all the weapons you want on the permit.
Training Certifications – Upon completion of the required training course, all certificates are valid within the first year of completion.
*Contact any firearms instructor/range or security academy on our Placer County Sheriff’s Approved Firearms Instructor list.(Adobe Reader Required) [CCW Instructors]
Modify any information on your CCW Permit
What is the process to modify any information on your CCW Permit?
A current permit holder would need to make modifications to an existing permit for the following reasons:
- Recently moved and still live within Placer County. You have 10 days after you move to modify your CCW permit with your new address.
- Recently moved and live outside Placer County.
- Add, drop, or change weapon on existing permit. Please note, when adding a gun to an existing permit you must have proof of proficiency and/or qualification must be submitted for the new weapon.
To modify your permit you will need to complete the DOJ Modification form (Adobe Reader Required) Modification Form and be submitted upon modification to permit. Modifications are processed within the Placer County Sheriff’s Records Unit and may be done on a Walk-In basis each Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There will be a $5 charge for each CCW Permit modifications, payment made payable to “Placer County Sheriff’s Office”. Please note, when adding a gun to your permit proof of proficiency and/or qualification must be submitted.
For further information regarding modifying a CCW Permit, you may contact 530-889-6939.
Renew an existing CCW Permit with Placer County
What is the process to renew an existing CCW Permit with Placer County? To renew your CCW Permit
Step 1 - Download and complete the Renewal CCW Application.(Adobe Reader Required) CCW Renewal Application and to be submitted upon renewal of permit. Modifications are processed within the Placer County Sheriff’s Records Unit and may be done on a Walk-In basis each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Step 2 – During your "Renew Permit" walk-in, you will need to turn in all required documents. Fees to renew an existing permit will be $77 cash, check or money order payable to "Placer County Sheriff’s Office" to cover DOJ fees and our processing fees.
For further information regarding modifying a CCW Permit, you may contact 530-889-6939.
What happens when my request for a permit is denied?
All applicants will receive notice in writing regarding the denial of their application. Applicants who are denied a concealed weapons permit will be advised of the reason for the denial. Applicants may appeal if their application for a permit is denied. All appeals must be submitted in writing to:
Placer County Sheriff’s Office
Attention: CCW Permits
2929 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95604
Written appeals should be specific, clearly outlining the applicant’s rebuttal to the reason stated for denial. Additional information, which may be pertinent to the applicants request for a permit should also be included. Note: Appeals must be received by the Sheriff’s Office no later than (30) thirty days from the date of the notification letter.
CCW Program Coordinator Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns or need additional assistance, please contact one of the following:
email, firstname.lastname@example.org ,or 530-889-6929, or fax 530-889-7897- Support Services Administration
*** DISCLAIMER ***
No resident has the right to a license, nor is the Sheriff required to issue a license. By law, the Sheriff has the discretion to approve or deny CCW license applications as well as revoke licenses that have already been issued.
Modifications and renewals contact information
530-889-6939 Support Services Records Unit