Kern County Sheriff's Office

Welcome! This is an official application for a California Concealed Carry Weapon license. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a Concealed Carry Weapon License. You MUST upload all required documents before submitting the application. Any falsification of the information within this application is a crime and will result in the denial of the applicant’s Concealed Carry Weapon license request.

 

Authority

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, may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (Concealed Carry Weapon license). All training for a Concealed Carry Weapons permit must abide by Senate Bill 2 and Penal Codes 26165 and 31635.

 

Prior to Filling Out This Application

  •  Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California driver’s license Or California Identification Card, which has your current address in Kern County.
  •  Be prepared to scan copies of two (2) of the following “proof of residency” documents in addition to your Drivers License or ID Card, showing your current address in Kern County (Proof of Residency (2 items): Complete current utility bill statement, current year property tax statement, vehicle registration, (Not renewal notice or Title) phone bill not cell phone bills). We will NOT accept credit card statements, bank statements, insurance documents or any other document not listed above. - Proof or residency NOT required for Renewals, Modifications or Duplicate Applications.

         Renewal

  • California Drivers License ONLY. The eight (8) hour renewal training certificate and qualification card will be uploaded once your application and background have been reviewed
  •  Modification Applications Only - California ID, Qualification Card and current CCW Permit.

Effective January 1, 2024:

Starting January 1, 2024, according to SB2, New CCW applicants must obtain a 16 hour course certificate after you have applied for a CCW with the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Renewal CCW applicants must obtain an 8 hour course certificate after you have applied for a CCW with the Kern County Sheriff's Office. This bill also requires the CCW course of training to include instruction on firearm handling, shooting technique, and to include a demonstration, by the applicant, of shooting proficiency and safe handling of each firearm the applicant will be licensed to carry. The training will include live-fire exercises conducted on a firing range. A licensing authority shall establish, and make available to the public, the standards it uses when issuing licenses with regards to the required live-fire shooting exercises, including, but not limited to, a minimum number of rounds to be fired and minimum passing scores from specified firing distances.

*All firearms need to be registered to the applicant and you are no longer allowed to use your spouses' pistols on your permits.

 
The minimum qualification course for The Kern County Sheriff's Office will be 12 rounds: 4 rounds at 5 yards, 2 rounds gun hand only then 2 rounds support hand only from 5 yards, and 4 rounds at 7 yards. The passing score is 75% which equals missing 3 rounds outside the bottle outline on a standard FBI-Q target or its equivalent. Vendors course of fire might be different but will include the minimum standard requirements.
 
 
Starting January 01, 2019 all applications or changes will need to show proof of qualification, for each gun listed on the permit, before your permit can be approved.

Please read the following before proceeding:

Applicant Information:


Spouse Information:


Previous Names/Aliases - You are required to add all previous names including previous married names: (please list all previous aliases)

Previous Last Name Previous First Name Previous Middle Name City Where Changed State Court File #

**REQUIRED** - Please add 3 references: At least one of the 3 must be your cohabitant, if applicable.

Title Last Name First Name Middle Name Address City State Zip Phone Number Email Relationship

Driver's License / Non-Operator ID: (or other State Issued ID)


Information Related To Your Birth:



Current Military Status:

Please bring in your DD214 with you for the appointment. If you were dishonorably discharged, you will be denied.

Demographic Information:


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Telephone Number: (###-###-####)


Email:


Please Create A Password: (you can use this to track progress, and we may need to contact you during the process)


Password Information: In order to comply with CJIS standards we have employed the use of a password complexity monitor. As you enter your password, we will display an indicator of complexity. You will only be able to submit passwords that are sufficiently complex as to be considered 'safe' by CJIS standards. The visual indicator will turn Blue or Green to indicate that your password is safe.

Important: CJIS requires we maintain a strict password policy and system of checks. As such, we check the following items as you enter your new password:
  • The password must be a minimum length of eight (8) characters on all systems
  • The password must not be a dictionary word
  • The password must not be the same as your email address
  • The password must not be a proper name

Current Residence Address: (this may be different than your mailing address)


Present Mailing Address: (if different from residence address)


Spouse Residence Address:


Time At Present Address:


Additional Residency Information:


Previous Addresses: (please list all previous addresses within the last 5 years)

Address Line 1 Address Line 2 City State Zip Country From To

Employment Status:


Work Information And Address: (enter your place of employment)


Occupation Field:

Please indicate your current occupation field. Enter unemployed if you currently do not have a job.


Please list all firearms to appear on your license - MAX of 10: (all weapons must be registered in the State of California to you or your spouse. If you are listing your spouses firearm please upload your marriage license before submitting application): Max of 10 Only

Make Model Caliber Serial Number

Attach Documentation: please upload the required documentation

Please use the button below to begin the process. The maximum size of individual files is 5 MB.
Mandatory Uploads:
  • Valid CALIFORNIA DRIVERS LICENSE OR ID CARD (Not Expired)
  • Proof of Residency (2 items in addition to your Drivers License or ID Card): complete current utility bill statement, current year property tax statement, vehicle registration (not renewal notice or Title), phone bill (not cell phone bills). We will not accept credit card statements, bank statements, insurance documents or any other document not listed above.
Optional Upload:
  • Training Certificate (min 16 hour)
  • It is not mandatory to take any training until you receive notice that you are contingently approved for a CCW Permit.
**Your application will not be processed and will be DENIED if you do not upload the appropriate documents before submitting this application.

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I accept and assume all responsibility and liability for, injury to, or death of any person, or damage to any property which may result through an act or omission of either the licensee or the agency that issued the license. In the event any claim, suit or action is brought against the agency that issued the license, its chief officer or any of its employees, by reason of, or in connection with any such act or omission, the licensee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the agency that issued the license, its chief officer or any of its employees from such claim, suit, or action.

I understand that the acceptance of any application by the licensing authority does not guarantee the issuance of a license and that fees and costs are not refundable if denied. I further understand that if my application is approved and I am issued a license to carry a concealed weapon, that the license is subject to restrictions placed upon it and that misuse of the license will cause an automatic revocation and possible arrest and that the license may also be suspended or revoked at the discretion of the licensing authority at any time. I am aware that any use of a firearm may bring criminal action or civil liability against me.

I have read, understand, and agree to the CCW license liability clauses, conditions, and restrictions stated in this application and Agreement to Restrictions and to Hold Harmless.

I have read and understand the applicable Penal Code sections regarding false statements on a CCW Application, manslaughter, killing in defense of self or property, limitation on self-defense and defense of property, and child access and firearm storage, stated in this application.

I have read and understand the Firearms Prohibiting Categories attachment to this application. I further acknowledge that these prohibiting categories can be amended or expanded by state or federal legislative or regulatory bodies and that any such amendment or expansion may affect my eligibility to hold a CCW license.

I herby give permission to the agency to which this application is made to conduct a background investigation of me and to contact any person or agency who may add to or aid in this investigation. I further authorize persons, firms, agencies and institutions listed on this application to release or confirm information about me and statements I have made as contained in this application.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and pursuant to the Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), I understand that information contained in this application may be a matter of public record and shall be made available upon request or court order. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

WARNING: Review your application for accuracy prior to submitting. Any false or incomplete information may result in the denial of your application. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it.

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Application Qualification Questions:

Do you now have, or have you ever had, a license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW)? If yes, please enter the issuing agency name, issue date and CCW license number.

Have you ever applied for and been declined a CCW license?

Have you ever held and subsequently renounced your United States citizenship?

Have you ever been charged with any criminal offense (civilian or military) in the United States or any other country, even if such charges were dismissed?

Have you ever been detained or arrested in the United States or any other country?

Are you now, or have you been, on probation, parole, post release community supervision, or mandatory supervision from any state for conviction of any offense including traffic?

Are you now, or have you been, a party to a lawsuit in the last five years?

If you served with the Armed Forces, was your discharge other than honorable?

 

Are you now, or have you been subject to any restraining order, protective order, or other type of court order issued, persuant to Penal Code section 646.91 (stalking); Part 3, commencing with section 6240, or Part 4, commencing with section 6300, of Division 10 of the Family Code (domestic violence or abuse); Penal Code section 136.2 (victims and witnesses of crime); Penal Code section 18100 (gun violence restraining order); Code of Civil Procedure section 527.6 (civil harassment); Code of Civil Procedure section 527.8 (workplace violence); Code of Civil Procedure section 527.85 (school violence); Welfare and Institutions Code sections 213.5, 304, 362.4, or 726.5 (juvenile court orders); or Welfare and Institutions Code section 15657.03 (elder/dependent adult abuse)?

Are now, or have you been, subject to a valid restraining, protective, or stay-away order issued by an out-of-state jurisdiction pursuant to laws concerning domestic violence, family law, protection of children or elderly persons, stalking, harassment, witness intimidation, or firearm possession?

Are you now, or have you been, subject to a valid restraining, protective, or stay-away order issued by any court within the United States or by any out-of-state jurisdiction?

List all traffic violations (moving violations only) and motor vehicle accidents you have had in the last five years.

Have you ever been taken into custody as a danger to self or others for reasons related to mental health under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 5150 or 5585, or assessed under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5151, or admitted to a mental health facility under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 5150 or 5152, or certified for mental health treatment under Welfare and Institutions Code sections 5250, 5260, or 5270.15?

Have you ever otherwise been treated for mental illness?

Have you ever been found not guilty by a reason of insanity or mentally incompetent to stand trial?

Are you now, or have you ever been, addicted to a controlled substance of alcohol, or have you ever utilized an illegal controlled substance, or have you ever reported to a detoxification or drug treatment program?

Have you engaged in an unlawful or reckless use, display, or brandishing of a firearm?

Have you ever been involved in an incident involving firearms?

Have you ever been involved in a domestic violence incident?

Have you withheld any fact that might affect the decision to approve this license?

Have you ever lost a firearm, or had a firearm stolen?

Please list all restrictions on your driver's license.


I accept and assume all responsibility and liability for, injury to, or death of any person, or damage to any property which may result through an act or omission of either the licensee or the agency that issued the license. In the event any claim, suit or action is brought against the agency that issued the license, its chief officer or any of its employees, by reason of, or in connection with any such act or omission, the licensee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the agency that issued the license, its chief officer or any of its employees from such claim, suit, or action.

I understand that the acceptance of any application by the licensing authority does not guarantee the issuance of a license and that fees and costs are not refundable if denied. I further understand that if my application is approved and I am issued a license to carry a concealed weapon, that the license is subject to restrictions placed upon it and that misuse of the license will cause an automatic revocation and possible arrest and that the license may also be suspended or revoked at the discretion of the licensing authority at any time. I am aware that any use of a firearm may bring criminal action or civil liability against me.

I have read, understand, and agree to the CCW license liability clauses, conditions, and restrictions stated in this application and Agreement to Restrictions and to Hold Harmless.

I have read and understand the applicable Penal Code sections regarding false statements on a CCW Application, manslaughter, killing in defense of self or property, limitation on self-defense and defense of property, and child access and firearm storage, stated in this application.

I have read and understand the Firearms Prohibiting Categories attachment to this application. I further acknowledge that these prohibiting categories can be amended or expanded by state or federal legislative or regulatory bodies and that any such amendment or expansion may affect my eligibility to hold a CCW license.

I herby give permission to the agency to which this application is made to conduct a background investigation of me and to contact any person or agency who may add to or aid in this investigation. I further authorize persons, firms, agencies and institutions listed on this application to release or confirm information about me and statements I have made as contained in this application.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and pursuant to the Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), I understand that information contained in this application may be a matter of public record and shall be made available upon request or court order. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

WARNING: Review your application for accuracy prior to submitting. Any false or incomplete information may result in the denial of your application. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it.

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I accept and assume all responsibility and liability for, injury to, or death of any person, or damage to any property which may result through an act or omission of either the licensee or the agency that issued the license. In the event any claim, suit or action is brought against the agency that issued the license, its chief officer or any of its employees, by reason of, or in connection with any such act or omission, the licensee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the agency that issued the license, its chief officer or any of its employees from such claim, suit, or action.

I understand that the acceptance of any application by the licensing authority does not guarantee the issuance of a license and that fees and costs are not refundable if denied. I further understand that if my application is approved and I am issued a license to carry a concealed weapon, that the license is subject to restrictions placed upon it and that misuse of the license will cause an automatic revocation and possible arrest and that the license may also be suspended or revoked at the discretion of the licensing authority at any time. I am aware that any use of a firearm may bring criminal action or civil liability against me.

I have read, understand, and agree to the CCW license liability clauses, conditions, and restrictions stated in this application and Agreement to Restrictions and to Hold Harmless.

I have read and understand the applicable Penal Code sections regarding false statements on a CCW Application, manslaughter, killing in defense of self or property, limitation on self-defense and defense of property, and child access and firearm storage, stated in this application.

I have read and understand the Firearms Prohibiting Categories attachment to this application. I further acknowledge that these prohibiting categories can be amended or expanded by state or federal legislative or regulatory bodies and that any such amendment or expansion may affect my eligibility to hold a CCW license.

I herby give permission to the agency to which this application is made to conduct a background investigation of me and to contact any person or agency who may add to or aid in this investigation. I further authorize persons, firms, agencies and institutions listed on this application to release or confirm information about me and statements I have made as contained in this application.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and pursuant to the Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), I understand that information contained in this application may be a matter of public record and shall be made available upon request or court order. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

WARNING: Review your application for accuracy prior to submitting. Any false or incomplete information may result in the denial of your application. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it.

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