EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024
The passage of California's Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) will change the qualifications and procedures for obtaining a CCW permit with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Below is a list of some of the changes impacting your application process.
• In accordance with SB 2, if you complete your application and turn it into our office prior to Jan 1, 2024, your application criteria will fall under the current legislative rules for 2023 and your permit will be “grandfathered in.”
• In 2024, the training requirements will be increased from 8 hours to 16 hours for a new standard permit, and from 4 hours to 8 hours for a renewal permit. If you have further questions, please discuss these changes with your respective trainer for further information.
• If your application is received in 2024, you will no longer be able to qualify with a gun that is not registered to you. For example, if your gun is registered to your spouse, you will no longer be able to carry it. However, if your permit is received prior to Jan 1, 2024, you will be allowed to have your spouse’s weapon on your permit, but you will have to remove it when you renew it in two years (2026).
• In 2024, if you have been convicted of any offense that is outlined within section 26202 of the Penal Code (or any of the sub-sections referenced therein), there are time restrictions that pertain to when and if you can apply. Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly read this section by clicking the following link, SB 2 Section 26202.
• In 2024, you will not be required to submit your training certificate prior to getting approved for a permit. However, if you do submit your training certificate when you initially turn in your application, it will greatly shorten your processing time.
Applying for a CCW Permit
Click the link below to access Concealed Handgun Permit information and applications. You can apply for a new application, renew your current application or change the address associated with your application.
The concealed carry permit is administered through your local Sheriff's office. All permits costs are non-refundable. The permit costs $208 for new permits and $77 to renew a permit, plus any applicable fees. Click on the link above to start the application/renewal process.