Effective January 1, 2019

On September 26, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved Assembly Bill No. 2103 that goes into effect on January 1, 2019. This bill requires CCW courses of training be at least eight hours but not be required to exceed 16 hours. Assembly bill 2103 also requires the CCW course of training to include instruction on firearm handling, shooting technique, and to include a demonstration, by the applicant, of shooting proficiency and safe handling of each firearm the applicant will be licensed to carry. The training will include live-fire exercises conducted on a firing range. A licensing authority shall establish, and make available to the public, the standards it uses when issuing licenses with regards to the required live-fire shooting exercises, including, but not limited to, a minimum number of rounds to be fired and minimum passing scores from specified firing distances.

The minimum qualification course for The Inyo County Sheriff's Office will be 27 rounds: 3 rounds at 3 yards, 3 rounds from “gun hand” and 3 rounds from “support hand” to target at 5 yards, two “failure drills” to target at 7 yards, 8 rounds to target at 10 yards, 1 round to target in 12 seconds, repeat for a total of 4 times at 15 yards. Shooters will be permitted to reload as needed.

The passing score is 75% which equals missing 7 rounds outside the bottle outline on a standard FBI-Q target or its equivalent.

Vendor course of fire might be different but will include the minimum standard requirements.

Starting January 01, 2019 all applications or changes will need to show proof of qualification, for each gun listed on the permit, before your permit can be approved.

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 interview appointment for a new Concealed Carry Weapon license. Please note that for a new Concealed Carry Weapon license a non-refundable $100 application fee will be required to reserve an appointment for an interview.

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



  • The cost for a New Concealed Carry Weapon license is $135.00. An applicant will pay a non-refundable $100 application fee, and if approved, be asked to pay an additional $35 prior to receiving their Concealed Carry Weapon license.  These costs do not include LiveScan fingerprinting fees or training costs.
  • A Standard Renewal of a Concealed Carry Weapon license costs $77.
  • Any Modification (e.g. residence or firearm change) to a Concealed Carry Weapon license costs $10.
  • 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 Concealed Carry Weapon licenses will be processed on Wednesdays.
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Carry Weapon license.


Please visit the below website for further information regarding a Concealed Carry Weapon License in Inyo County:

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

Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Carry Weapon license. 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 Carry Weapon license. In addition, prior to issuing a Concealed Carry Weapon license, the state statutes require proof that:

  • The applicant is of good moral character;
  • Good cause exists to issue the Concealed Carry Weapon license;
  • The applicant meets residence requirements; and
  • The course of training prescribed by the licensing authority has been completed.

The following pages include standardized questions to determine whether a Concealed Carry Weapon license 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.

Training Required

Firearms Training course providers must be approved by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: LIST OF TRAINERS

If applying for a NEW Concealed Carry Weapon license, an 8-hour firearms training course must be completed prior to issuance.

If applying for a RENEWAL Concealed Carry Weapon license completion of a 4-hour firearms training course is required prior to issuance.


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 (Concealed Carry Weapon license).

Who May be Issued a License

The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 (a Sheriff or the Chief or other head of a municipal police department) may issue a license to persons who are of good moral character, who have completed a course of training, and have good cause for issuance of a Concealed Carry Weapon license. All applicants for a Concealed Carry Weapon license will be fingerprinted and state and federal records will be checked to determine if they are eligible to possess firearms. Click here to view all categories that would prohibit a person from possessing firearms and being granted a Concealed Carry Weapon license.

Prior to Filling Out This Application

  • Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California driver’s license, or state issued ID, which has your current address in Inyo County.
  • You must have written verification from the firearms instructor that you can safely manipulate and fire each weapon listed on the application.  The course instructor must be the one approved by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office.



For More Information, Contact:

Inyo County Sheriff's Office

Administrative Address: 550 S Clay St.
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer S
Independence, CA 93526

Telephone: 760-878-0336
Fax: 760-878-0389
Website: https://www.inyocounty.us/


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