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If you are a security guard, you can obtain an open carry permit through the State of California. Otherwise, open carry permits are not issued by Sheriff Honsal in Humboldt County.
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The interview will be fairly relaxed and will last 30 to 40 minutes in most cases. Your application will be reviewed, in your presence, and clarifying questions will be asked. You will sign your application. You will be asked questions about yourself and your life experiences. Your guns will be inspected to verify the serial numbers, and those numbers will be checked for registration and status. The general restrictions on the CCW license will be discussed and your photo will be taken.
The firearms you list on your application (three (3) maximum).
Your permit allows you to carry concealed in all unrestricted areas. Restricted areas include, but are not limited to:
You can apply for a duplicate for a fee of $10.00.
The permit, in most instances is good for two (2) years.
Approximately 2 months prior to expiration, submit an online renewal application and fees. The application and permit will be processed and you will be notified when it is ready to pick up.
If you fail to meet one of the specified requirements to carry a CCW, the Sheriff can immediately revoke your permit. Reasons could be regarding Law Enforcement Contact or Arrest, No longer a full time Humboldt County Resident, no longer a person of good moral character.
Should you have further questions feel free to contact the CCW Coordinator at (707) 445-7251.
Good moral character can be defined and include consideration of honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, reliability, respect for the law, integrity, candor, discretion, observance of fiduciary duty, respect for the rights of others, absence of hatred and racism, fiscal responsibility, mental, psychological and emotional stability, respect for the constitution and uphold the law.