IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The application must be completed in its entirety and all required documents must be uploaded at the time of submission. Failure to do so, will result in the application being withdrawn. 

All firearms submitted for listing on a CCW license are subject to approval by the CCW Licensing Unit.

  • A firearm may be legal to possess in California and NOT approved to list on the CCW.
  • “AR Pistols” and similar firearms are NOT allowed at this time.

Please click the Order Tracker link below to upload documents. 

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General Information

All CCW application requestss must be submitted through the online system.

The CCW application process consists of a review of the submitted application along with a thorough background and criminal history check.  

When applying, please ensure you provide the required supporting documents.  Whether you are a new or renewal applicant, you must upload the required documentation listed below even if you have provided them on a previous application.  Lack of sufficient documentation is the most common reason for a delay in the processing of a CCW application. 

All new applicants must schedule an interview at the time of the application.  Please note, your interview may be advanced to a sooner date as our schedules permit. Renewal applicants do not need to be interviewed.  You will be contacted by one of our CCW specialists in the order in which your application has been received. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ccwpermits@ocsheriff.gov.  

If you are RENEWING a Carry Concealed Weapon license in Orange County, it is recommended you apply 90-120 days before the expiration date listed on your current Carry Concealed Weapon license.

 

Fee Schedule 

Initial License:

*Does Not Include DOJ/Live Scan Fingerprinting Fees* 

New Standard (2 Years) $169
New Judicial (3 Years) $169
New 90 Day $169

**USE THE "PAY CASH AT COUNTER" OPTION WHEN PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT**

 Renewal License:

*Includes DOJ Fee* 

Renewal Standard (2 Years) $81
Renewal Judicial (3 Years) $103
Renewal 90 Day $59

**USE THE "PAY CASH AT COUNTER" OPTION WHEN PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT**

Amendment of Current License:

*Includes DOJ Fee* 

All Amendments/Duplicates    $12 

**USE THE "PAY CASH AT COUNTER" OPTION WHEN PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT**

 
THE "PAY CASH AT COUNTERBUTTON IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THAT SCREEN DIRECTLY BELOW THE COUPON CODE OPTION.

THE APPLICATION SITE IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS, IF A CREDIT CARD IS ENTERED, FEES WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU AND YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAY IN PERSON ONCE A DECISION IS MADE ON YOUR APPLICATION.

  

When selecting the "PAY CASH AT COUNTER" option, you will be contacted at a later date for the apropriate fee once a decision is made on your application.

We are now accepting credit/debit cards along with personal or business checks, money orders and cashiers checks (American Express, Corporate Cards and cash are not accepted)

 

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CCW Information



Carry Concealed Weapon License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

 

Authority

California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provide that a Sheriff of a county or the Chief or other head of municipal police department of any city, or city and county, shall issue or renew a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (Concealed Carry Weapon license).

Who Shall be Issued a License

The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 shall issue a license to persons who are not a disqualified person to receive such a license, as determined in accordance with the standards set forth in Penal Code 26202, meet residential requirements, and have completed a course of training. 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.

Completing the Application

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 shall issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (CCW license). Penal Code section 26175 requires the Attorney General to prescribe a statewide standard application form for a CCW license.  Answering all the questions on the 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 California State Statutes require proof that:

  • The applicant is not a disqualified person to receive such a license, as determined in accordance with the standards set forth in Penal Code 26202;
  • The applicant is at least 21 years of age, and presents clear evidence of the person’s identity and age, as defined in Penal Code 16400;
  • The applicant is a resident of that city or city and county. Prima facie evidence of residency within the county or a city within the county includes, but is not limited to, the address where the applicant is registered to vote, the applicant’s filing of a homeowner’s property tax exemption, and other acts, occurrences, or events that indicate presence in the county or a city within the county is more than temporary or transient. The presumption of residency in the county or city within the county may be rebutted by satisfactory evidence that the applicant’s primary residence is in another county or city within the county;
  • The course of training prescribed by the licensing authority has been completed.
  • The applicant is the recorded owner, with the Department of Justice, of the pistol, revolver, or other firearm for which the license will be issued.

Character References

You will need to provide the names and contact information of three persons willing to serve as references.  One of the three must be a person described in Penal Code section 273.5, subdivision (b) (your spouse, or former spouse, your cohabitant or former cohabitant, your fiancée, or someone with whom you have, or previously had, an engagement or dating relationship, or the mother or father of your child), if applicable.  At least one of the three must be your cohabitant if applicable.

Required Documents:

  • Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California Driver’s license or California ID Card (an ID card will only be accepted if you do not possess a Driver’s license from any other state) 
  • Be preparted to upload a current JPEG photo of you on a plain white/beige background (no hats or sunglasses)
  • Be prepared to scan two of the following, showing your current address in Orange County (dated within the last 60 days)
    • Voters Registration
    • Deed or title to residential real property
    • Property Tax (current residence)
    • Mortgage/Credit card statement
    • Rental or lease agreement with the signature of the owner/landlord and the tenant/resident listing the term of residency
    • Residence utility bill (gas, water, electricity, solar, cable, internet or cellular phone)
      • If any of the above are in the spouse's name, we will accept them with proof of marriage or legal domestic partnership
      • 90-Day out of county residents are exempt
  • DD214 (Military only)
  • Certificate of Naturalization, Green Card, and/or Passport (If you were born outside the United States)

Required Training

If applying for a NEW Carry Concealed Weapon license, a 16-hour firearms training course must be completed prior to issuance.

If applying for a RENEWAL Carry Concealed Weapon license completion of a 8-hour firearms training course is required prior to issuance.

If applying for a firearms AMENDMENT a scanned copy of the qualification certificate is required. 

All firearms submitted for listing on a CCW license are subject to approval by the CCW Licensing Unit.

  • A firearm may be legal to possess in California and NOT approved to list on the CCW.
  • “AR Pistols” and similar firearms are NOT allowed at this time.

 

Prior to Filling Out This Application

Be sure that each firearm you are listing on your Carry Concealed Weapon license is registered to you. The firearm cannot be registered to any other person or family member. 

Failure to upload the required documents at the time of submission may result in the application being withdrawn.


For More Information, Contact:
Orange County Sheriff's Department/CCW Licensing Unit
(714) 834-7229
ccwpermits@ocsheriff.gov
www.ocsheriff.gov/about-ocsd/services/ccw-license

 

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