Notice for Carrying Concealed Weapons (CCW) Applicants*
*Prior to applying for a CCW permit with the Merced County Sheriff's Office, you must first apply for the CCW permit with the police department of your city. If that police department denies your application, you must obtain the reason for the denial in writing (per California Penal Code 26202) and submit that denial statement with any subsequent application to the Merced County Sheriff's Office.
Concealed Weapons Permit
To print out a Carry Concealed Weapons Permit application, click here. Please complete the form prior to making an appointment. Click here for fees and requirements pertaining to CCW's. Granting of a CCW is the sole discretion of the Sheriff. For a copy of the Merced Sheriff's Office C.C.W. Policy please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
• Do you have to be a resident of Merced County to apply for a CCW permit with Merced County Sheriff’s Office? Yes
• Do you have to take a CCW safety class and qualification course prior to submitting your application? No, this a requirement after Sheriff Pazin’s approval
• Is a CCW permit issued in Merced County valid in other states? No
• If I have been live scanned previously for another purpose; do I need to be live scanned again for CCW? Yes
CCW INSTRUCTION COURSES:
CCW Instruction Courses