Click the button below for 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.
Concealed Carry Weapon License The process is easier than you think.
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.
In California, the Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon licenses. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks.
If the applicant is RENEWING a Concealed Carry Weapon license in Kern County, they may not apply until 30 days before the expiration date listed on their current Concealed Carry Weapon license.
**ALL CCW PERMIT HOLDERS MUST PICK UP THEIR PERMITS FROM LICENSING LOCATED AT KERN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HEADQUARTERS 1350 NORRIS RD, BAKERSFIELD CA 93308. PERMITS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT SUBSTATIONS**
Type of Permit
Standard 2 Year
Judicial 3 Year
Reserve 4 Year
Initial Fee Paid on submission of your application
$169.00 inc. $93.00 DOJ LiveScan fee, $76.00 Sheriff Office Fee. plus $5.00 convenience fee plus credit card/debit processing fee
$191.00 inc. $115.00 DOJ LiveScan fee, $76.00 Sheriff Office Fee. plus $5.00 convenience fee plus credit card/debit processing fee
$137.00 inc. $137.00 DOJ LiveScan fee, plus $5.00 convenience fee plus credit card/debit processing fee
Kern County Sheriff’s Office Approved CCW Courses CLICK HERE
For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
Fingerprinting for Concealed Carry Weapons licenses is processed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 12 pm.
Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Carry Weapon license.
Please visit the below website for further information regarding a Concealed Carry Weapon License in Kern County:
Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.
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