Some Boulder County services returned in-person on a limited basis beginning June 1. Most services are still being offered virtually.

Resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19. For help, submit questions or call 720-776-0822 weekdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Fire Restrictions were updated on June 2 and remain in effect for western Boulder County. View the flyer and map for more details.

Concealed Handgun Permit

Concealed Handgun Permit Information

If you are interested in applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, please read the following instructions carefully.

TEMPORARY Process for Concealed Handgun Permit Renewals

Due to the ongoing Sheriff’s Headquarters building closure because of Covid19, Concealed Handgun Permit renewals will be TEMPORARILY accepted by mail or email. (This is a temporary procedure but may continue for an undefined period of time, even after the building reopens. Please continue to check this website for current information.)

New Applications:

By appointment only. Please call 303-441-3600 to make an appointment.
Appointments are available TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 8:30-3:30. Your fingerprints and photograph will be taken at that time.

Payments for CCW applications may be made in person using cash, check or credit cards. If you wish to pay by credit card, the service is provided by a 3rd party vendor, There will be a $0.75 base charge, plus an additional 2.25% for all payments made by credit cards to help develop, enhance and maintain the service.

You must bring all of these items to your appointment: Application—FILLED OUT**; Proof of training; Fees ($152.50 for a new permit); Colorado Driver’s License (you will need proof of Boulder County residency if the driver’s license has an out-of-county address on it).

**Please make sure you have all of the necessary paperwork FILLED OUT and ready to go BEFORE your appointment time or you may be asked to reschedule your appointment to a later date and/or time. (The application should be filled out but left unsigned.)

Renewal Applications:

You must apply IN-PERSON to renew your Concealed Handgun Permit. This can be done Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 at Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters. No appointment is required.

Things to bring: application, Colorado Driver’s License, fees ($63.00 ($78.00 if renewal is late)), previous Concealed Handgun Permit (especially if it is from a different county). No training is needed.

New Information Regarding Renewals

Per recently passed Colorado legislation, you can only renew your Concealed Handgun Permit with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office if you are a resident of Boulder County (or own residential or business property).
If you are not a resident of Boulder County, you must go to the Sheriff’s agency in the county where you reside (even if your permit was previously issued by the BCSO, you must go to the new county.
Check that agency’s website for information on how to apply).

Contact Us

Concealed Handgun Permit

Main: 303-441-3994
Fax: 720-564-2674



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