Concealed Carry Permits (CCWs)

Licenses for the carrying of a concealed weapon (CCW) are issued by the Sheriff and registered with the California Department of Justice pursuant to provisions associated with California Penal Code sections 26150–26225.

The Office of the Sheriff is aware of the Supreme Court decision New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen (2022). We are evaluating our policies and procedures to maintain compliance with state and federal law while providing the most efficient permitting process for the residents of Santa Clara County. Thank you for your patience as we are receiving a high volume of applications.

Please note that police chiefs also have the authority to grant CCW licenses to residents of their cities. If you are a resident of an incorporated city within Santa Clara County, the Sheriff’s Office encourages you to apply to your police chief for a CCW license.

If you are interested in applying for a CCW permit, please complete the application below and submit it either via mail or in-person to:

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
ATTN: CCW Unit
55 W. Younger Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110​
Phone number: 408-808-4942

If you have any questions, please e-mail the Sheriff's Office CCW mailbox.

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