Concealed Weapons Permits

Concealed weapon permits new and renewals will be processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

****NEWS ALERT****

Concealed Carry Weapon Permit Renewal Changes

As of January 1, 2019 new legislation has been enacted which will change the requirements for Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit renewals. AB2103 will now require all renewal permit holders to attend a renewal course that includes instruction on firearm safety, handling and shooting techniques in addition to laws regarding the permissible use of a firearm. The course must also include live-fire shooting exercises on a firing range and shall include a demonstration by the applicant of the safe handling of, and shooting proficiency with, each firearm the applicant has on their permit.

As result of these requirements, and the professional staff time required to meet the re-certification mandates, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be able to host CCW renewal courses. All permit holders wishing to renew their CCW will need to take a renewal course from one of our approved renewal private instructors.  After the renewal class has been completed, permit holders will need to make an appointment with the CCW Permit Clerk by calling 209-966-3615.

 The Sheriff’s Office will continue to hold classes for those applying for their first initial CCW permit. Four classes per year will be held on a first come first serve registration basis. 

Thank you for your interest in the CCW program and your continued support of our team. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this change in process may cause.


Requirements 

California law requires concealed weapon permit applicants to satisfy specific criteria before being issued a license. The requirements are as follows:

  • Residency: All applicants must provide proof that they are a resident of the County of Mariposa.
  • Training: The applicant must complete and show current proof of attendance and a successful completion certificate from an approved Concealed Carry Course containing modules on safety, the law, and the applicant’s ability to handle a firearm safely. The course will be 8 hours.
  • Good Character: Applicants must attest to good character with respect to their ability to responsibly and safely carry and use a concealed weapon.
  • Good Cause: Applicants must establish that good cause exists to support a request for a permit to carry a concealed weapon

2019 New 

  • January 26th - Mariposa Government Center 9 a.m. - NEW PERMITS ONLY
  • April 27th - Mariposa Government Center 9 a.m. - NEW PERMITS ONLY
  • July 27th - Mariposa Government Center 9 a.m.- NEW PERMITS ONLY
  • October 26th - Mariposa Government Center 9 a.m.- NEW PERMITS ONLY

CCW Frequently Asked Questions (PDF). Please read through this, it should answer any questions you may have for new and renewals.

Approved CCW Instructors


Bill Tidwell

Coulterville

209/878-3056

Hammer Strykewww.hammerstryke.com

Mariposa

209/614-1718

Ron Garrison

Merced

209/631-3533

Gunrunner

Merced

209/723-3006

John Canaday

Fresno

559/875-4707

Harry Massucco Jr.

Fresno

559/287-1100

John Popke

Soulsbyville

209/532-6677

Valley Defense Consulting

Modesto

209/552-5728

Insight Firearms Training

Madera

559/479/0871

Stage Stop Gun Shop & Indoor Range

Mariposa

209-966-3777

Applicants are responsible for making their own training appointments and paying any applicable fees.

Proof of the 8-hour training is required before final approval of the application may be granted.


Application Process 

In order to obtain a CCW permit from the Mariposa County Sheriff Office, the applicant must complete the following steps:

CCW Application (PDF)

  1. Read, complete, do not sign the CCW application form. This form may be picked up in person at the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.
    • Making any intentionally false statements on the application is a crime (Penal Code 12051) and can be prosecuted either as a misdemeanor or a felony.
    • The CCW application, while processed as confidential, is not a privileged document. Information divulged in the application is subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
  2. After completing the application the applicant must schedule an appointment with the Sheriff. The Sheriff will review the application. The applicant will be interviewed at this time regarding his or her application. All information is subject to verification and the applicant may be required to provide additional supporting documentation.
  3. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a background investigation on the applicant. When the investigation is complete, the Sheriff’s Office administration will review the information. A decision will be made at this time whether or not the CCW permit will be preliminary approved. If the request is denied, the applicant will be notified by mail.
    Note: The applicant may be required to furnish proof of medical fitness and/or undergo psychological testing by a psychologist specified by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, and at the applicant’s expense in accordance with the provisions of Penal Code 12054(c).
  4. Upon receiving preliminary approval for the CCW permit, the applicant must be fingerprinted and pay the required Department of Justice fees before continuing the process. Fingerprints and fees are sent to the Department of Justice for confirmation of identify, criminal history, and firearms possession eligibility. All fees are non-refundable.
  5. The clearance from the Department of Justice usually takes from a few weeks up to two months.
  6. Once the Department of Justice responds and it is determined that the applicant has been cleared to receive a permit, the applicant will be notified by phone. The applicant must return to the Sheriff’s Office in person to sign and place their fingerprint on the CCW Permit. The applicant receives the CCW permit after these requirements have been satisfied.

Disclaimer

 No resident has the right to a permit, nor is the Sheriff required to issue a permit. By law, the Sheriff has the discretion to approve or deny CCW permit applications as well as revoke permits that have already been issued.

A permit may contain any reasonable restrictions or conditions on its use. Restrictions or conditions (if any) are imposed at the sole discretion of the Sheriff. Receipt by the Sheriff’s Office of a CCW permit application does not guarantee the issuance of a permit.

Renewal Process

Concealed Carry Weapon Permit Renewal Changes

As of January 1, 2019 new legislation has been enacted which will change the requirements for Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit renewals. AB2103 will now require all renewal permit holders to attend a renewal course that includes instruction on firearm safety, handling and shooting techniques in addition to laws regarding the permissible use of a firearm. The course must also include live-fire shooting exercises on a firing range and shall include a demonstration by the applicant of the safe handling of, and shooting proficiency with, each firearm the applicant has on their permit.

As result of these requirements, and the professional staff time required to meet the re-certification mandates, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be able to host CCW renewal courses. All permit holders wishing to renew their CCW will need to take a renewal course from one of our approved renewal private instructors. After the renewal class has been completed, permit holders will need to make an appointment with the CCW Permit Clerk by calling 209-966-3615.

 The Sheriff’s Office will continue to hold classes for those applying for their first initial CCW permit. Four classes per year will be held on a first come first serve registration basis. 

Thank you for your interest in the CCW program and your continued support of our team. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this change in process may cause.