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Concealed Carry Permits

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Concealed Carry Weapon License  The process is easier than you think.

General Information

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.



Type of Permit Standard 2 Year Judicial 3 Year Reserve 4 Year

Initial Fee
Paid on submission of your application

inc. $93.00 DOJ LiveScan fee,
$76.00 Sheriff Office Fee.
plus $4.00 convenience fee plus credit card/debit processing fee
inc. $115.00 DOJ LiveScan fee,
$76.00 Sheriff Office Fee.
plus $4.00 convenience fee plus credit card/debit processing fee
inc. $137.00 DOJ LiveScan fee,
plus $4.00 convenience fee plus credit card/debit processing fee
Renewal Fee $62.00 $84.00 $96.00
Duplicate/Modification Fee $3.00 $3.00 $3.00
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 are processed Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 2pm.
  • 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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For More Information, Contact:

Kern County Sheriff's Office

Address: 1350 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA. 93308

Telephone: 661-391-7690
Fax: 661-391-7434


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453