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Types of ccw permits

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Standard

2 Years
Majority Of Applicants
Citizens CCW

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Judicial

3 Years
Court/Elected Judges
Judicial Officials Only

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Reserve

4 Years
Active Law Enforcement Reserves
Peace Officers Only

Issuance Criteria For Consideration Pursuant To CA Penal Code 26150 – 26225

  • 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 of no statutory prohibitions.
  • Proof that the person applying has completed the required course of training including instruction on firearm safety, the law regarding the permissible use of a firearm and qualification of weapon(s)/type(s) to be listed on the permit.
    • NEW applicants are required to take a sixteen (16) hour safety training course
      after notification of approval of CCW
    • RENEWAL applicants are required to take a four (4) hour continuing education safety training course

Conditions After Issuance Of Approved Applicants

Violation of any of the conditions listed below may result in the revocation of your CCW Permit.

  • No firearms are permitted to be carried concealed unless the weapon(s) are registered to the applicant in California and qualification documentation is on file with this department for each weapon listed on the permit

CCW Permit Holders Must, Within (10) Days Of The Occurrence Report Any Of The Following:

  • Misdemeanor/Felony arrest of the permit holder, domestic violence incident, or restraining order against the permit holder
  • Any law enforcement contact or incident involving the firearm, including if weapon or CCW permit is lost or stolen
  • If you move or change your name you must fill out an online modification application and change your home address or name with the California Department of Motor Vehicles

If any of the above conditions have occurred you must submit an email to [email protected] and leave a message at (209) 468-5822. Include full details of any incident/arrest and any change in residency/name. If incident/arrest occurred, list the date/time of occurrence (.i.e. if armed with your CCW weapon, if you pointed/displayed your weapon, or if anyone pointed a weapon at you). Include law enforcement agency crime report number (for any arrests, domestic violence incidents, restraining orders, or if reporting CCW permit lost or stolen).

Restrictions and conditions must be acknowledged and agreed upon by the applicant prior to the issuance ff the concealed weapons permit. While exercising the privileges granted to the permit holder under the terms of this permit, the permit holder shall NOT:

  • Consume alcoholic beverages while being armed
  • Be under the influence of any illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, or marijuana
  • be in a place having a primary purpose of dispensing alcoholic beverages or marijuana for on-site consumption
  • Refuse to show permit or surrender weapon to any peace officer upon request
  • Impede any peace officer in the performance of his or her duties
  • Present himself/herself as a peace officer to any person unless he/she is in fact a peace officer as defined by California Law
  • Carry a concealed weapon where prohibited by local, state, or federal law (i.e. airport, government building)
  • Carry a concealed weapon on school grounds of a public or private school (PC 626.9 prohibits CCW permit holders from bringing firearms on campus, but permits them to possess firearms within 1,000 feet of a school campus)
  • Be in a place having a primary purpose of dispensing marijuana, or its byproducts for on or off-site consumption
  • Carry a concealed weapon at locations where a sign is posted prohibiting weapons (without expressed written permission of the property owner/manager)
  • Carry concealed weapon solely for employment purposes (i.e. security guard)

The applicant agrees to follow all workplace rules and regulations regarding weapons at work (including volunteer work), and if a business owner, you must be in compliance with all state and local licensing rules/regulations. When leaving a weapon in an unattended vehicle, lock the handgun in the vehicles’ trunk, lock the handgun in a locked container out of plain view, or lock the handgun in a locked container that is permanently affixed to the vehicle’s interior and not in plain view in accordance with Penal Code 25140. A locked container does not include the utility or glove compartment of a vehicle. The container must be fully enclosed with a secured key or combination locking device.

Denial of application/appeals process:

All applicants will receive notice, in writing, by email, regarding the approval or denial of their application. Applicants who are denied a concealed weapons permit will be advised for the denial. Applicants may appeal if their application for a permit is denied. All appeals must be submitted in writing to:

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office
7000 Michael N Canlis Blvd.
French Camp, CA 95231
Attn: Professional Standards/CCW

Written appeals should be specific, clearly outlining the applicant’s rebuttal to the reason stated for denial. Additional information, which may be pertinent applicant’s request for a permit should also be included. Appeals must be received by the Sheriff’s Department no later than (30) thirty days from the date of the notification email.

Revocation of Application/Appeals Process:

The Sheriff retains the authority to suspend or revoke a CCW permit at any time. CCW holders who have been revoked/suspended of their privilege will be notified in writing, by email, of the revocation. Revocations may be appealed in writing, within (30) thirty days from the date of the revocation letter to:

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office
7000 Michael N Canlis Blvd.
French Camp, CA 95231
Attn: Professional Standards/CCW

California Law requires concealed weapon license applicants to satisfy specific criteria prior to being considered for issuance of a license. The requirements are as follows:

  • Age Restriction – All applicants must be 21 years or older
  • Residency – All applicants must provide proof that they are a resident of San Joaquin County or a city within San Joaquin County. Proof of residency in San Joaquin County (copies accepted, printed documents required). Two different documents are required from the list below and the documents must, include your name, physical home address, and have current dates (within last 2 months) of your application date:
    • Current home utility bills (including cellular phone, PG&E, garbage, water, etc.)
    • Current mortgage payment
    • Current/Valid vehicle or boat registrations
    • Current employment documents (copy most current payroll stub)
    • Current insurance (home/auto/life, etc.) documents
    • Current bank and financial institution records
    • Current rental or lease agreement (signed by owner and tenant), a receipt showing the current monthly payment
    • Current IRS or California FTB tax return
    • Current medical documents (statements)
    • Current property tax bill or statement, original copy of an approved claim for Homeowners’ Property Tax Exemption (BOE-266) form fled with a local California County Assessor. Use a P.O. Box? Proof of a physical address is required. A post office box can be used as the mailing address, but your residency document must also include your physical address.
  • Good Character – Applicants must have a good character with respect to their ability to responsibly and safely carry and used a concealed weapon.
  • Good Cause – Applicants must establish that good cause exists to support a request for a license to carry a concealed weapon. Personal protection or self-defense is sufficient to establish good cause.

Other required documents:

  • Copy or current California Driver’s License or California Identification Card
  • DD-214 (if applicable)
  • Business Owner – business license/tax document (current year), proof of ownership
  • Proof of citizenship/legal residency (if foreign-born, one of the following):
    • Naturalization certificate
    • US Passport
    • Permanent Resident card
    • Consular Report of Birth (CRBA) is evidence of US Citizenship, issued to a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

Important Reminder:

It is your responsibility to know your workplace policy on weapons at work.

Training: After receiving notice of CCW permit approval, the applicant must complete and show current proof of attendance and a successful completion certificate from a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office approved Concealed Carry Course containing modules on safety, the law, and the applicant’s ability to handle a firearm safely. The course will be 16 hours for new applicants or 4 hours for renewal applicants.

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

 

A CCW license applicant should be aware of the following California penal codes and Federal prohibitions, as they have a direct bearing on a license holder’s use, carrying, and storage of a firearm. Note that laws pertaining to CCW’s and firearms, in general, are constantly changing so the below statues should be checked to confirm they are contemporary.

The following Penal Code sections are of special importance to the holder of a CCW license regarding the use, carrying, and storage of firearms:

Penal Code section 26180 – False Statement on Application Form

(a) Any person who files an application required by Section 26175 knowing that statements contained therein are false is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement on the application regarding any of the following is guilty of a felony.

  1. The denial of revocation of a license, or the denial of an amendment to a license, issued pursuant to this article.
  2. A criminal conviction.
  3. A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity.
  4. The use of a controlled substance.
  5. A dishonorable discharge from military service.
  6. A commitment to a mental institution.
  7. A renunciation of United States citizenship.

Penal Code section 192 – Manslaughter

Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice.
(a) Voluntary – upon a sudden killing of a human being without malice.
(b) Involuntary – in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony; or in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection. The subdivision shall not apply to acts committed in the driving of a vehicle.

Penal Code section 197 – Justifiable Homicide; Any Person

Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in any of the following cases:

  1. When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to commit a felony, or to do some great bodily injury upon a person; or, 
  2. When committed in defense of habitation, property, or person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against one who manifestly intends and endeavors, in a violent, riotous or tumultuous manner, to enter a habitation of another for the purpose of offering violence to any person therein; or,
  3. When committed in the lawful defense of such person, or of a wife or husband, parent, child, master, mistress or servant of such person, when there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony or to do some great bodily injury, and imminent danger of such design being accomplished; but such person, or the person in whose behalf the defense was made, if he was the assailant or engaged in mutual combat, must really and in good faith have endeavored to decline any further struggle before the homicide was committed; or,
  4. When necessarily committed in attempting, by lawful ways and means, to apprehend any person for any felony committed, or in lawfully suppressing any riot, or in lawfully keeping and preserving the peace.

Penal Code section 198 – Justifiable Homicide; Sufficiency of Fear

A bare fear of the commission of any of the offenses mentioned in subdivisions 2 and 3 of Section 197, to prevent which homicide may be lawfully committed, is not sufficient to justify it. But the circumstances must be sufficient to excite the fears of a reasonable person, and the party killing must have acted under the influence of such fears alone.

Penal Code section 199 – Justifiable and Excusable Homicide; Discharge of Defendant

The homicide appearing to be justifiable or excusable, the person indicted must, upon his trial, be fully acquitted and discharged.

Penal Code section 25100 – Criminal Storage of Firearm

(a) Except as provided in Section 25105, a person commits the crime of “criminal storage of a firearm of the first degree” if all of the following conditions are satisfied.

  1. The person keeps any loaded firearm within any premises that are under the person’s custody or control.
  2. The person knows or reasonably should know that a child is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  3. The child obtains access to the firearm and thereby causes death or great bodily injury to the child or any other person.

(b) Except as provided in Section 25105, a person commits the crime of “criminal storage of a firearm of the second degree” if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The person keeps any loaded firearm within any premises that are under the person’s custody or control.
  2. The person knows or reasonably should know that a child is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  3. The child obtains access to the firearm and thereby causes injury, other than great bodily injury, to the child or any other person, or carries the firearm either to a public place or in violation of Section 417.

Penal Code section 25105 – Exceptions

Section 25100 does not apply whenever any of the following occurs:

(a) The child obtains the firearm as a result of an illegal entry to any premises by any person.
(b) The firearm is kept in a locked container or in a location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure.
(c) The firearm is carried on the person or within close enough proximity thereto that the individual can readily retrieve and use the firearm as if carried on the person.
(d) The firearm is locked with a locking device, as defined in Section 16860, which has rendered the firearm inoperable.
(e) The person si a peace officer or a member of the Armed Forces or the National Guard and the child obtains the firearm during, or incidental to, the performance of the person’s duties.
(f) The child obtains, or obtains and discharges, the firearm in a lawful act of self-defense or another person.
(g) The person who keeps a loaded firearm on any premise that is under the person’s custody or control has no reasonable expectation, based on objective facts and circumstances, that a child is likely to be present on the premise.

Penal Code section 25200 – Storage of Firearm where Child Obtains Access and Carries Firearm Off-Premises

(a) If all of the following conditions are satisfied, a person shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine:

  1. The person keeps a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, loaded or unloaded, within any premises that are under the person’s custody or control.
  2. The person knows or reasonably should know that a child is likely to gain access to that firearm without the permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  3. The child obtains access to that firearm and thereafter carries that firearm off-premises.

(b) If all of the following conditions are satisfied, a person shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine:

  1. The person keeps any firearm within any premises that are under the person’s custody or control.
  2. The person knows or reasonably should know that a child is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  3. The child obtains access to the firearm and thereafter carries that firearm off-premises to any public or private preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, or to any school-sponsored event, activity, or performance, whether occurring on school grounds or elsewhere.

(c) A pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person that a child gains access to and carries off-premises in violation of this section shall be deemed “used in the commission of any misdemeanor as provided in this code or any felony” for the purpose of Section 29300 regarding the authority to confiscate firearms and other deadly weapons as a nuisance.

(d) As used in this section, “off-premises” means premises other than the premises where the firearm was stored.

Penal Code section 25205 – Exceptions

Section 25200 does not apply if any of the following are true:

(a) The child obtains the firearm as a result of an illegal entry into any premises by any person.
(b) The firearm is kept in a locked container or in a location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure.
(c) The firearm is locked with a locking device, as defined in Section 16860, which has rendered the firearm inoperable.
(d) The firearm is carried on the person within close enough range that the individual can readily retrieve and use the firearm as if carried on the person.
(e) The person is a peace officer or a member of the Armed Forces or National Guard and the child obtains the firearm during, or incidental to, the performance of the person’s duties.
(f) The child obtains, or obtains and discharges, the firearm in a lawful act of self-defense or defense of another person.

Additional reasons why a CCW application/permit may be denied or revoked:

Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(1) – Convicted in Court – Term exceeding 1 year
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(2) – Fugitive from Justice
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(4) – Adjudicated Mental Defective
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(5) – Illegally in the US
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(6) – Dishonorable Discharge
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(7) – Renounced Citizenship
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(8) – Court Order – Harassment/Stalking
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(9) – Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence Conviction
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(n) – Punishable By Imprisonment For More Than One Year
Federal – Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g)(3) – Unlawful Users Of Controlled Substances (as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)

  • Applicant adjudicated by a state or federal court as being Mentally Incompetent to stand trial, been committed to a mental institution, or found not guilty by reason of insanity for a felony
  • Discharged from custody in the preceding 20 years after a finding of not guilty of a crime by reason of mental disease or defect, or confined to a mental hospital in the 12 months before applying for ap permit or certificate
  • Danger to themselves or others due to a past pattern of behavior or threats involving unlawful violence (including threats or attempts of suicide)
  • Juvenile delinquency in the past 7 years for an offense that would be deemed a violent offense if committed when an adult
  • Illegal drug use in the last 5 years
  • Any felony conviction (a crime with a jail term exceeding 1 year) making possession of a firearm illegal
  • Changing address of residence and not updating the Department of Motor Vehicles and/or advising the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Division of the change in address
  • Bringing a firearm into a prohibited area
  • Being subject to a firearm seizure order issued after notice and a hearing 
  • Any conviction for a crime involving Domestic Violence in any state
  • A conviction for a crime of Moral Turpitude including but not limited to (fraud, theft, tax evasion, issuing bad checks, robbery, bribery, perjury, extortion, arson, rape, terrorism, burglary, attempted lewd acts on a minor, child abuse, felon in possession of a firearm, falsifying government records, forgery, receiving stolen property, burglary, vandalism, kidnapping)
  • An outstanding warrant for arrest (wanted person or fugitive from justice)
  • Current subject of a protective order
  • Not qualified to purchase or possess a dangerous weapon on handgun pursuant to federal law (a restricted person)
  • Illegal alien (applicants must be naturalized citizens or have a permanent resident status)
  • Renounced your US Citizenship
  • Do not have their primary residence in San Joaquin County
  • Under the age of 21 years old
  • Dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Military reported Military Domestic Violence Conviction (1966 Lautenberg Act)
  • Arrest in the last 5 year, regardless of the disposition
  • Criminal convictions in the last 7 years
  • Dishonest on the application, or during the interview, or failure to disclose information
  • A pattern of irresponsibility including but not limited to suspend driver’s license, numerous traffic citations, or civil lawsuits
  • Domestic violence or behavioral issues which are not necessarily criminal
  • Use of marijuana, the illegal use of prescription drugs within 2 years of the application date. Any use within 2 years of the application date will be subject to case-by-case review depending upon the amount of usage and the time of occurrence
  • Possession of a medical cannabis card 2-years from the expiration date of that card. Possession of a medical cannabis card within 2-years application date may be subject to case-by-case review, depending upon the amount of usage and the lat time of occurrence.

Permit Instructions

Failure to comply with these instructions may result in delays in processing or cancellation of your application. You must be a full-time resident within the county of San Joaquin or a city within the county of San Joaquin. 

Complete the online application. Fill in all required fields and follow all directions. Locate and compile supporting documents and scan them into your application.  Scanned documents cannot be over 5 mg in size. Make sure to complete your application in one sitting. You cannot save your progress and finish the application at a later date. If you run into any technical difficulties, please contact the Permitium Help Desk at (855) 642-2453 or email them at [email protected]

Select the correct type of permit to view applicable fees: standard, reserve, judicial, modification (to update a current permit), or duplicate (if your current permit is lost or stolen). If your permit is lost or stolen, you must contact the Sheriff’s Office at (209) 468-5822 within 10 days and you must make a crime report with the jurisdiction where it was lost or stolen. Once your application has been submitted and your fees have been paid, changes cannot be made to the original document.

New CCW permit applicants must have an appointment that is self-selected online through the Permitium Program to have a live fingerprint scan and photograph taken. These can be done Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. When your application for a permit (new or renewal) has been approved, you will be self-selected an appointment within the Permitium system. Pick up is by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday between 8:40 am – 10:40 am and 1:00 pm – 3:40 pm.

When you schedule your appointment, you will need your order number, the email address used when applying, and the password you created during the application process. Please bring a valid California Driver’s License or government-issued photo ID. We will not be able to issue your permit without proper identification. Make sure to keep your order number and password to view the progress of your file.

For any questions or concerns, please call (209) 468-5822 and we can assist you.

Permit Instructions

Failure to comply with these instructions may result in delays in processing or cancellation of your application. You must be a full-time resident within the county of San Joaquin or a city within the county of San Joaquin. 

Complete the online application. Fill in all required fields and follow all directions. Locate and compile supporting documents and scan them into your application.  Scanned documents cannot be over 5 mg in size. Make sure to complete your application in one sitting. You cannot save your progress and finish the application at a later date. If you run into any technical difficulties, please contact the Permitium Help Desk at (855) 642-2453 or email them at [email protected]

Select the correct type of permit to view applicable fees: standard, reserve, judicial, modification (to update a current permit), or duplicate (if your current permit is lost or stolen). If your permit is lost or stolen, you must contact the Sheriff’s Office at (209) 468-5822 within 10 days and you must make a crime report with the jurisdiction where it was lost or stolen. Once your application has been submitted and your fees have been paid, changes cannot be made to the original document.

New CCW permit applicants must have an appointment that is self-selected online through the Permitium Program to have a live fingerprint scan and photograph taken. These can be done Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. When your application for a permit (new or renewal) has been approved, you will be self-selected an appointment within the Permitium system. Pick up is by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday between 8:40 am – 10:40 am and 1:00 pm – 3:40 pm.

When you schedule your appointment, you will need your order number, the email address used when applying, and the password you created during the application process. Please bring a valid California Driver’s License or government-issued photo ID. We will not be able to issue your permit without proper identification. Make sure to keep your order number and password to view the progress of your file.

For any questions or concerns, please call (209) 468-5822 and we can assist you.

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