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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.

New Applications:

You must apply IN-PERSON at Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters – by appointment only – for a New Concealed Handgun Permit. These are done Monday-Friday, 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.

Things to bring to your appointment: application, proof of training, fees ($152.50 for a new permit), Colorado Driver’s License (and proof of Boulder County residency if the DL has an out-of-county address on it.)

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
Alternate:- 303-441-4444
Fax:- 303-441-4739



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