Concealed Weapon Permit (CCW)

2020 Online Renewal


Self-defense may be considered good cause for the issuance of a Concealed Carry Weapon Permit (CCW), however, each application is unique and the Sheriff of Lake County retains the ability to deny permit applications where it appears that doing so is in the interest of public safety.

Issuance Criteria for Consideration Pursuant to California Penal Code § 12050

  • Proof that the person applying is of good moral character
  • Proof that good cause exists for the issuance
  • Proof that the person applying is a resident of the county or a city within the County
  • Proof that the person applying has completed, at the minimum, a 16-hour course of training including instruction on firearm safety and the law regarding the permissible use of a firearm
  • Proof of no statutory prohibitions
  • A CCW shall not be issued to a convicted felon, a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by any law, or a person under the age of 21
  • A CCW shall not be issued due to threats, disputes, or neighborhood problems, or to persons with a previous history of mental illness