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Current Carry Concealed Weapons Training Standards
See our Weapons page for more information.
Per Penal Code 26150 and 26200:
For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
An applicant must be at least 21 years old before applying for a Concealed Carry Weapon license.
Visit our Restrictions page for information on Concealed Carry Weapons permits.
The weapon shall be the product of a recognized manufacturer free from mechanical and other flaws, within tolerances determined by manufacturer’s specifications, and in good working order. Weapons approved shall be either revolver or semi-automatic with an ammunition capacity of no less than five rounds.
Licenses will not be issued for weapons having a bullet with a specification of less than .25 calibers, nor greater than .45 calibers. Licenses will not be issued for derringer or other “hide-away” type weapons.
There is a maximum of three weapons allowed on a Concealed Carry Weapons license, but a maximum of two may be carried at one time. No exceptions.
Yes. Any weapon listed on a Concealed Carry Weapon license must be registered with the California Department of Justice, Firearms Bureau to the Concealed Carry Weapon licensee.
Any local firearms dealer or the California Department of Justice, Firearms Bureau website can assist you with registering a currently owned weapon.
No. Effective January 1, 2024, firearms MUST be registered to the CCW holder ONLY.
You are required to notify the issuing county that you have moved and provide them with your new address. Your issuing agency will let you know what they require since your move out of their jurisdiction. Once your license has expired, you must now apply for a “New Concealed Carry Weapons License” with Placer County. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons Office.– Penal Code 26210
You must surrender your Concealed Carry Weapon license to Placer County Sheriff's Office within 10 days of moving as you must be a California resident to obtain a CCW license. – Penal Code 26150
You must report any change of residence to Placer County Sheriff's Office in writing within 10 days. In addition you must complete the Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) Modification form online with required documentation. Your permit will be modified and mailed to you once your application and all documents have been received. Learn more on our Modify or Renew page. - Penal Code 26210
You must report any change of residence to Placer County Sheriff's Office in writing within 10 days. You can send an email to [email protected] with the date of your move and your new address. We will reply back with your new expiration date.
A non-refundable $20 filing fee is assessed at the time of application. All major credit cards are accepted through our online application system.
These fees are subject to change.
$77 renewal fee at the time of application for renewal. Renewal fee covers DOJ assessments and our processing fees. All major credit cards are accepted through our online application system. Renewal fee covers the DOJ costs and our processing fees.
$10 fee per modification application. Fee covers our processing costs. All major credit cards are accepted through our online application system.
No. The Sheriff’s Office Tahoe Station is equipped to process your Concealed Carry Weapons requests. The Records Unit in our Tahoe Station can be contacted at 530-581-6300, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4p.m.
It is the policy of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office that a proof of residency shall be a utility bill, mortgage statement, rental agreement, property tax bill, bank/credit card statements or vehicle registration. Documents must have been issued within the past 90 days and must not have a past due balance in order to be acceptable.
It is the policy of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office that the certificate you receive at the completion of your course is valid for 3 months from date of issuance; this time may be extended if the background takes longer than 3 months through no fault of your own
If you are unable to upload the required documents at the time of your application you may do the following:
CCW license holders are required by state law to attend an 8-hour training class with an agency approved instructor every 2 years to coincide with your license renewal.
No, Carry Concealed Weapon license holders are responsible for ensuring the proper training has been received. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
No. Any expired Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license is invalid and it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in the state of California if you do not have a valid CCW license granted by a county within the state. We do allow a permit holder up to 120 days to complete the renewal process without having to start as a new applicant, but you may not legally carry until you have your renewed license on your person. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
Yes, we allow modification to enhance the sighting and grips. We do not allow modifications to the weapons that would alter it from the manufacturer’s original specification. Read more on our Weapons page.
You must report any change of residence to Placer County Sheriff's Office in writing within 10 days. In addition you must complete the Carry Concealed Weapon Modification form online with required documentation. Your permit will be modified and mailed to you once your application and all documents have been received.
You must report any change of residence to Placer County Sheriff's Office in writing within 10 days. You can email us at [email protected] with the date that you moved and your new address within California. We will respond back with your new expiration date.
Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Coordinator Contact Information:
Contact the CCW CoordinatorPhone: 530-889-6929
Please be patient. The processing time for a new CCW varies, and usually takes 6 months or more to complete. Interview appointments are booked at the time an online application is submitted. Interview appointments are generally booked about 3 months out. Live Scan results from Department of Justice can take up to 4 months to be received by our agency. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
Here are some tips to speed up processing of your new Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW):
For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
Yes. Each agency requiring Live Scan has unique processing through California Department of Justice and the FBI for criminal history checks. Additionally, Placer County Sheriff's Office will be automatically notified if one of our Carry Concealed Weapon holders is ever arrested. Important- you must bring our Live Scan form to your Live Scan provider. The California Department of Justice will forward your Live Scan results directly to us.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office performs Live Scans by appointment only. For an appointment call 530-889-7800. For the Tahoe City substation, call 530-581-6301.
Most local law enforcement agencies also provide Live Scan services for their residents, or you may use a private Live Scan provider. Important- you must bring our Live Scan form to your Live Scan provider. The California Department of Justice will forward your Live Scan results directly to us.
Live Scan fees cannot be refunded if your application is denied.
The correct Placer County Sheriff’s Carry Concealed Weapon Live Scan form will be provided to you in the confirmation email sent at the completion of the online application process. Print the form and bring it to any Live Scan provider.
Live Scan fees are currently assessed as follows:
You must apply for a new CCW license at our CCW Start Page.
You have 90 days from your interview to provide us with all documentation or your application will be withdrawn.
Due to the volume for requests for new licenses we are unable to maintain a waiting/cancellation list. Applicants have the option of checking our appointment scheduling site for new openings and cancellations as they become available.
If you have been the victim of a violent crime or have a domestic violence-related restraining order, you may visit our office or call 530-889-6929 and provide documentation of your claim. Your submission will be reviewed by our staff for emergency processing.
No. At this time, our office is unable to accommodate walk-ins due to the file preparation needed to facilitate a sufficient interview.
If you need to request a license to carry a concealed weapon due to a restraining order, please call our New Carry Concealed Weapon License Telephone line at 530-889-6929. You will be required to present a copy of the restraining order, the accompanying police report, and any other documents pertaining to the court order.
If you feel that your circumstances require an immediate appointment for a new license to carry a concealed weapon, you may contact our New Carry Concealed Weapon License telephone line at 530-889-6929. However, you will be required to produce documentation as to the circumstances of the immediacy.
No. Please do not bring any weapon into the Sheriff’s Office for any reason.
If you are unable to upload the necessary Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) documents during the application process, you may either email them to our office or drop them off in-person. We require you to provide those documents at least 30 days prior to your appointment. Please refer to the "Prior to Filling Out This Application” section on the CCW Application page for what to bring to your appointment. If you need to reschedule your appointment for a New CCW License please do so by visiting the Order Tracker page, logging in and following the “Reschedule” button.
Processing and Appointment Location: Placer County Sheriff’s Office2929 Richardson DriveAuburn, CA 95604
All applicants will receive notice in writing regarding the denial of their application. Applicants who are denied a concealed weapons license will be advised of the reason for the denial. Applicants may appeal if their application for a license is denied. All appeals must be submitted in writing to:
Placer County Sheriff’s OfficeAttention: CCW Licenses2929 Richardson DriveAuburn, 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 license should also be included.
Note: It is the policy of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office that appeals must be received no later than thirty days from the date of the notification letter.
Per Penal Code 26220: A license is in effect for a period of two, three or four years before it is either void or renewed. Most applicants qualify for the standard two-year license. For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.
Learn about restrictions on our Restrictions page.
During any law enforcement contact, you are required to disclose your status as a Carry Concealed Weapon license holder and you must disclose whether or not you are carrying a weapon on your person or in your vehicle. – Penal Code 26200