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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.
Should you be arrested or some other significant issue pertaining to you arise, your permit can be revoked.
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 this agency.
Should you have further questions feel free to contact the CCW Coordinator at (707) 445-7251.