General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.

In California, the Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon licenses. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, the applicant will be asked to schedule an appointment for a new Concealed Carry Weapon license. 

If the applicant is RENEWING a Concealed Carry Weapon license in Sutter County, they may not apply until 90 days before the expiration date listed on their current Concealed Carry Weapon license.



Type of Permit Standard 2 Year Judicial 3 Year Reserve 4 Year Custodial 4 Year

Initial Fee
Paid on submission of your application

$132.00 $154.00 $137.00 $110.00
Renewal Fee $60.50 82.50 $96.00 $38.50
Duplicate Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00. $10.00.
Modification Fee $3.00 $3.00 $3.00. $3.00.
  • For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
  • Appointments for New Concealed Carry Weapon licenses will be processed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Carry Weapon license.


Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.


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CCW Information

Concealed Carry Weapon License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Completing the Application

California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provide that a sheriff of a county or the chief or other head of a municipal police department of any city or city and county may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (CCW license). Penal Code section 26175 requires the Attorney General to prescribe a statewide standard application form for a CCW license.  Answering all the questions on the Application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Weapon Permit. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority. Pursuant to California Penal Code section 26160, each licensing authority will have a written policy summarizing their requirements for issuance of a Concealed Weapon Permit. In addition, prior to issuing a Concealed Weapon Permit, the California State Statutes require proof that:


  • The applicant is of good moral character;
  • Good cause exists to issue the Concealed Weapon Permit;
  • No prohibitive criminal history;
  • The applicant meets residence requirements; and
  • The course of training prescribed by the licensing authority has been completed.


The Application includes standardized questions to determine whether a Concealed Weapon Permit shall be issued.  The applicant will certify under penalty of perjury that all answers provided in the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief.  The applicant will also acknowledge that information disclosed on this application may be subject to public disclosure. Information provided in the application is subject to investigation and any false, dishonest, or incomplete answer to any question on the application may be grounds for denial or subsequent revocation of a Concealed Weapon Permit.  WARNING: IT IS A CRIME TO KNOWINGLY PROVIDE FALSE INFORMATION ON AN APPLICATION TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON.

Please click on this link to view APPLICATION/PERMIT DENIAL REASONS



Your home address must be current with the California DMV and you must be a resident of Sutter County.  We are required to check DMV’s database to ensure your home address is updated and current.  You cannot update your home address simply by registering a vehicle or updating your vehicle registration.  It can take over 72 hours for the DMV database to reflect the changes.  It is not required that your actual driver’s license reflect your current address as the DMV does not normally issue you a new license simply because you update your address. We will check the DMV database to make sure it matches your current home address.


If you served in the US Military you will need to upload a copy of your DD-214 that displays the type of discharge you received.  A VALID Active Duty Military Identification card, a copy of current military orders showing duty status/location to establish residence. 

Former Law Enforcement Officers

If you are a former PEACE OFFICER, as defined in Chapter 4.5, (commencing with section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, or a Federal qualified law enforcement officer, as defined in section 926B of Title 18 of the United States Code you must apply to your last agency of employment for a Concealed Weapon Permit.  If you are denied you must obtain a denial letter from that agency and upload it along with all other required documents. 

US Residency

If you were not born in the United States you will be required to upload verification that you are here in the US legally by uploading to your application:

  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Resident Alien Card (be sure to upload the back side showing the expiration date, if applicable).
  • Valid US Passport
  • Certificate of Birth Abroad

Proof of Residency

When submitting an application for a NEW, RENEWAL or Address MODIFICATION, all applicants will be required to upload the following:

  • All proofs of residency must include your home address (we do not accept P.O. Boxes as addresses!)  You will need to scan two (2) items for proof of residency.  The proofs of residency must be at least the entire first page of the bill, including the tear-off, mail-out portion so we can view both the location of service and the address where the bill is mailed and ensure there is no past due balance.   The proofs of residency must be dated within the last 60 days.  We DO NOT accept overdue bills.  We also do not accept insurance policy statements.  If your bills/statements are not delivered to your residence, please go ONLINE and print out a copy of the actual bill/statement and upload them into your application by following the procedure to ADD FILES.   Acceptable proof of residency must be TWO of the following:
    • Utility bill
    • Most recent Sutter County Voting record
    • Lease/Rental agreement
    • Mortgage Statement
    • Current Property Tax Bill
    • Curio and Relic (C &R) Federal Firearms License (03 FFL) with name and address.
    • Current DMV Disabled Placard.
    • Current DMV Registrations.
    • Resident Hunting License issued by Department of Fish and Wildlife
      Fishing License: Commercial, Resident Sport, Lifetime, 1, 2, and 10 day licenses issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.


The Sutter County Sheriff's Office currently has no restriction on the number of firearms than an applicant can place on their permit. Prior to listing a firearm on a permit, the applicant must provide proof of qualification on the approved course of fire.

Be sure each firearm you list on your Concealed Weapon Permit is registerted to you in the state of California. The firearm(s) cannot be registered to any other family member. You may not add rifle caliber weapons (AR-Pistol, AK-Pistol, etc.) to your CCW permit.

Order Number and Password

After you submit a NEW, RENEWAL, MODIFICATION or DUPLICATE application and pay your fees, you will receive an email providing you with your Order Number.  Please print this email out and save it for your records because you will be required to access your Order throughout various stages of the CCW process.  Also, please do not forget your password.   To access your Order go to the top of the page on this website, click on ORDER TRACKER, then type in your Order Number and password.


Failure to complete all steps in the CCW process six (6) months from the date of the Approval email will result in the withdrawal of the CCW Application, as will inactivity on the application for six months.

Please click on this link to view the CCW POLICIES AND PROCEDURES



NEW Applicant – prior to completing a NEW Application please be prepared to upload the following:

  • A copy of your valid California driver’s license, or California ID.
  • Two (2) items for proof of residency (see Proof of Residency section above; P.O. Boxes are not allowed!).
  • If applicable, upload your DD214 or NG Form 22 (National Guard) with type of discharge included.
  • Upload verification that you are in the US legally if you were not born in the US.

Click here to see the complete list of approved CCW Instructors.

The steps in the NEW Application process are as follows:

1. Submit a New Application (click on the appropriate link/type of application you are filing on the left side of the webpage).  If you select the wrong type of application we cannot convert it over to the proper type for you (your application will be denied and you will have to start the process over).  To submit a New Application, please follow these steps:

a. Type your personal information into the online Application (be sure to select the appropriate type of application from the selections on the left side of this web page).  Please be sure to answer all of the Application questions truthfully because it is a crime to provide false information on the application.  Once you complete your Application it cannot be revised.  The only method you can use to correct incorrect information or mistakes is to write or type the information on a separate piece of paper and upload it to your completed CCW Application by following the ADDING FILES/ DOCUMENTS procedures outlined below. 

b. Upload all required documents.  Please BE SURE to review the Proof of Residency section above regarding acceptable proof of residency. 

c. Applicants must attend and succesfully complete a California Department of Justice approved training course.  The instruction must be at least eight hours and include firearms safety and the law regarding the permissible use of a firearm.  The course of training must also include qulaification for all weapon types listed on the concealed weapon (CCW) permit.  For a list of Sutter County approved CCW instructors, contact the Sutter County Sheriff's Record Unit or the CCW Coordinator. 

d. Schedule your appointment for an interview, LiveScan fingerprinting and photograph.  All appointments are conducted at 1077 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95993.  The appointment calendar is entirely client operated.  If you desire an earlier appointment, please check the appointment calendar regularly because a rescheduled or cancelled appointment will open up that appointment slot.  By accessing your Order and selecting a new appointment date, the other appointment will automatically be cancelled once you confirm this decision (see instructions below regarding how to access your Application Order). You can view your appointment details at any time by accessing your Application Order

e. Pay initial fees (follow online instructions). 

f. Once you have successfully completed all steps in the application process you will receive an email providing you with your ORDER NUMBER.  Please be sure to retain this ORDER NUMBER and remember your password because you will be required to access your Application Order in the future to upload additional documents. 

ACCESSING your submitted CCW Application Order and ADDING FILES/DOCUMENTS:

At the top of the website click on the ORDER TRACKER button [if using an iPad or smart phone, or any device with a screen smaller than a standard computer monitor you will click on the MORE button which is often shown with three dots (…)].  

Once you access the ORDER TRACKER you will need to type in your Order number and password to access your application and add documents.  Scroll to the bottom of your Order and click on ADD FILES (you have to save the document(s) you want to upload to your Order Tracker by first saving them to your desktop or device).  When you click on ADD FILES, you go to the stored documents on your computer, and select the document you want to upload, and then click on ADD FILES.  Once this is completed there will be a list of the documents displayed so you can confirm they were successfully uploaded.  It is advisable to specifically name each document you save to your desktop so it will be much easier for you to verify which document(s) were uploaded and make it easier for CCW staff to access specific documents by name. 


2. All remaining steps and the uploading of all remaining required documents must be completed within six (6) months of the date on the Approval email.  

3. Once all required documents have been uploaded and the DOJ/FBI background clearances have been received (typically received within one week), your application will be approved and you will receive an email with further intructions.  Please DO NOT come to the CCW Office to pick up your CCW permit until after you receive our final email advising you to do so. 

4. Staff will process your application in order by date/time of submission and finalize your application.  You will receive an email advising you of the dates/times for pickup.  

5. PICK UP DATES: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM and 13:00PM to 4:30PM.  No appointment is necessary.  CCW Permit pick up will be on a "first come - first serve" basis.  You may call the Office at (530) 822-7307 if you have any questions about picking up your permit. 

RENEWAL – CCW Permit Holders may renew their CCW permits 90 days prior to the permit’s expiration. 

NOTICE TO ALL CCW PERMIT HOLDERS:  Pursuant to Penal Code Section 26210 and CCW Bureau Policies and Procedures, all CCW Permit Holders are required to notify the CCW Bureau of any change in residency, temporary or permanent, within 10 days of the date they move by submitting an online Modification Application for an address change (note:  please upload only the documents associated with a change of address; it is not necessary to upload training and qualification documents for an address change only).  Please follow the instructions for submitting a Modification Application for an address change (see instructions below).   FAILURE TO DO SO RENDERS YOUR CCW PERMIT INVALID!!

Prior to completing a RENEWAL Application, please be prepared to upload the following:

  • A copy of your valid California driver’s license, or California ID.
  • Two (2) items for proof of residency (refer to above section regarding acceptable Proofs of Residency; P.O. Boxes are NOT allowed!).
  • If applicable, upload your DD214 or NG Form 22 with type of discharge included.
  • Upload verification that you are in the US legally if you were not born in the US.
  • 4-Hour Firearms Training Certificate that lists the date of your training and qualification and each weapon you qualified with that will appear on your permit (refer to above Firearms section).
  • Sutter County Sheriff’s Department CCW qualification form also listing each firearm.


PLEASE NOTE  Renewal Applicants must answer all questions on the application truthfully and honestly, even if the information has previously been disclosed.  There is a 90-day grace period if you let your permit expire but you cannot conceal carry if your permit has expired.  If you fail to submit your Renewal Application and scan and upload all required documents by the end of the 90-day grace period, you will have to start the process over as a New Applicant.

Please bring in your old CCW permit and turn it in.  Your Renewal permit will not be issued if you do not turn in the old permit.  New issuance dates and dates of expiration many times will overlap so you cannot process two CCW permits.

MODIFICATION Applications are submitted to change your home address.  They must be submitted within 10 days of the day that you move and you are also required per California State law to change your home address with the California DMV.  We will check the DMV database to ensure you have done so.  Modification Applications can also be submitted to add/delete firearms on your permit; however, please know these types of applications have the very lowest priority because first priority is given to New/Renewal/Address Modification applications.  Gun modifications are best done at time of Renewal.


Prior to Completing a MODIFICATION Application, be prepared to upload the following:

  • Upload a copy of your valid California driver’s license, or California ID.

  • IF CHANGING YOUR HOME ADDRESS:   Be prepared to scan two (2) items for proof of residency (refer to above section Proofs of Residency).

All Modification applications will be processed in order by date/time of submission and they will not take priority over New and Renewal applications. 

DUPLICATE Applications are submitted to request a duplicate copy of a lost/stolen permit.  Prior to Completing a DUPLICATE Application, be prepared to upload the following:

  • Upload a copy of your valid California driver’s license, or California ID. 
  • Upload a copy of a police report you must file to document the loss/theft of your permit.  This report must be filed with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the location where the loss/theft occurred.


Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.

For More Information, Contact:

Sutter County Sheriff's Office

Address: 1077 Civic Center Blvd.
               Yuba City, CA 95993

Telephone: (530) 822-7307
Fax: (530) 822-7318


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453