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. During the application process, the applicant will be asked to schedule an appointment for a new Concealed Carry Weapon license. 

If the applicant is RENEWING a Concealed Carry Weapon license in Ventura County, they may not apply until 120 days before the expiration date listed on their current Concealed Carry Weapon license.

 

Pricing:

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

Initial Fee
Paid on submission of your application

$20 $20 $20
Issuance Fee
Paid upon the approval of the application
$80.00

$80.00

$80.00

DOJ LiveScan Fee
DOJ fees will be paid at the live scan facility plus their rolling fee
$93.00

$115.00

$137.00

Grand Total
The Grand Totals are a rough estimate as rolling fees vary.
$193.00

$215.00

$237.00

Renewal Fee
Paid upon the submission of your application
$77.00
Inc. State fee - $52.00
+ Sheriff Fee - $25.00
$99.00
Inc. State fee - $74.00
+ Sheriff Fee - $25.00
$121.00
Inc. State fee - $96.00
+ Sheriff Fee - $25.00
Modification/Duplicate Fee
Paid upon the submission of your application
$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

  • For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Carry Weapon license.
  • CCW forms must be uploaded using Permitium, they will not be accepted at the window. 

Please visit the below website for further information regarding a Concealed Carry Weapon License in Ventura 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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CCW Information



Concealed Carry 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, may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (Concealed Carry Weapon license).

Who May be Issued a License

The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 may issue a license to persons who are of good moral character, who have good cause for issuance, 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.

Prior to Filling Out This Application

Be prepared to provide the following;

NEW APPLICANTS

  • A valid identification card that contains your photograph.
  • TWO (2) proofs of residency - (2) Utility bills (gas, water, electric, or trash).  If renting or leasing, a copy of the rental/lease agreement.
  • Military Veterans bring your DD214 form (Discharge document).
  • Active-Duty Military members need to provide the following documents:
    • Home State Driver’s License
    • Military ID
    • Current Station Orders
    • If renting or leasing, copy of rental/lease agreement.
    • Copies of separate utility bills: gas, water, electric, or trash.

RENEWAL APPLICANTS

  • A valid identification card that contains your photograph.

MODIFICATION REQUEST FOR ADDRESS OR NAME CHANGE

  • Valid government issued photo ID (ex. US Passport, CA Drivers/State ID)
  • IF CHANGING YOUR HOME ADDRESS: - A utility bill/statement or other documents showing permanent residency within Ventura County. P.O. Boxes are not allowed!.
  • IF CHANGING YOUR NAME: 
    • Legal Document stating completed legal name change (marriage certificate, court documents, etc.)
    • Updated valid identification card that contains your photograph.

Completing the Application

Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Carry Weapon license. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority.

The following pages include standardized questions that assist in the determination as to whether a Concealed Carry Weapon license may be issued. In addition to answering these questions, the applicant will be interviewed and go through a background investigation.

The applicant will certify under penalty of perjury that all answers provided in the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. The applicant will also acknowledge that information disclosed on this application may be subject to public disclosure.

Training Required

If applying for a NEW Concealed Carry Weapon license a course approved by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office must be completed prior to permit issuance. This course will be a minimum of 8 hours and not exceed 16 hours.

If applying for a RENEWAL Concealed Carry Weapon license, a 4-hour course approved by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office must be completed prior to permit issuance.

    • For a list of training vendors approved by Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Click Here

 


For More Information, Contact:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009

Telephone: 805-654-2371 Option 1
Emailvcso.ccw@ventura.org

 

For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com