Concealed Handgun Permit

Carrying a concealed handgun in the state of Colorado requires a permit, which is issued by the Colorado county of residence. Once granted, permits are valid for a period of five years, at which time the permit holder must apply for permit renewal and updated photo. By Colorado state statute, persons must always have the permit accessible whenever carrying a concealed handgun. The application requirements for both an initial permit and a renewing permit are described in the table.

Initial Permit

RequirementNotes
Completed and notarized applicationApplications are available at the Sheriff's Office or by completing the Concealed Handgun Permit Application (PDF). Notary service is available in the Sheriff's Office.
Colorado State Driver's LicenseApplicant must be a resident of Clear Creek County.
$52.50 cashier's check or money order made payable to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)The fee covers a background check by the FBI and CBI. Persons convicted of a felony or domestic violence are not eligible for a concealed handgun permit. Other applicants can be denied based on Colorado statute or by the discretion of the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.
$100 check, cash, or money order made payable to the Clear Creek County Sheriff or Credit/Debit Card's are accepted with a service fee of 2.7%The fee covers the administrative cost of processing the application.
Copy of a handgun safety class certificateClasses and certificates are offered by various agencies in the Denver-metro area. Consult your phonebook for resources and availability.
Photo and fingerprintsWill be taken by the Sheriff's Office at the time application is submitted in person.
90 day waiting periodTime will begin upon Sheriff's Office acceptance of the application.


Permit Renewal

RequirementNotes
Completed and notarized applicationApplications are available at the Sheriff's Office or by completing the Concealed Handgun Permit Application (PDF). Notary service is available in the Sheriff's Office.
$13 cashier's check or money order made payable to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)Fee covers a background check by the FBI and CBI. Persons convicted of a felony or domestic violence are not eligible for a concealed handgun permit. Other applicants can be denied based on Colorado statute or by the discretion of the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.
$50 check, cash, or money order made payable to the Clear Creek County Sheriff or Credit/Debit Card's are accepted with a service fee of 2.7%The fee covers the administrative cost of processing the application.
Copy of handgun safety class certificateCopy of your handgun safety class certificate.
90 day waiting periodTime will begin upon Sheriff's Office acceptance of renewal application.