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.
The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP). Due to the nature of the detailed due diligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment (for New and Renewal, Temporary and Address Change applications). Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.
The application must be submitted to the Sheriff of the County or City and County in which the applicant resides or to the Sheriff of the County or City and County in which the applicant maintains a secondary residence or owns or leases real property used by the applicant in a business.
|Type of Permit||Fee|
|Late Renewal (within 6 months)||$50.00|
|Duplicate - Lost Permit||$0.00|
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Completing the Application
The application packet is to be read thoroughly and the application completed in full. Upon completion, the application must be submitted to the Sheriff of the County or City and County in which the applicant resides or to the Sheriff of the County or City and County in which the applicant maintains a secondary residence or owns or leases real property used by the applicant in a business.
The applicant must meet the following criteria:
The applicant must demonstrate competence with a handgun by submitting the following:
Certificates must contain the applicant’s name, course name, date of the course and the instructor’s printed name, and original signature.
PROOF OF RESIDENCY
Accepted forms of residency are:
For new and renewal concealed handgun permit applications, the applicant must include a photograph for the permit card. The photograph must meet the following requirements:
DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE THE ADDRESS LISTED
If your current address is not reflected on your Driver’s License or ID, another form of residency will be required.
ALL documents presented must be dated within 1 to 2 months of your application date.
NOTE: To meet the requirements for proof of residency we suggest bringing more documentation than is necessary. Junk mail or bulk mailing (coupons, weekly mailers, advertising, credit card bills etc.) and any hand-written documents are not acceptable as proof of address documentation.