In order to obtain a CCW permit from the Mariposa County Sheriff Office, the applicant must complete the following steps:
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 preliminarily approved. If the request is denied, the applicant will be notified by mail.
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.