Fresno Police Department
Applying for a CCW
Concealed Weapons Permit Information
For printer-friendly cover letter (pdf), click here
For printable CCW application (pdf), click here
For printable copy of the Fresno Police Department's Concealed Weapon License Policy (pdf), click here
The Fresno Police Department's Concealed Weapon License Policy was established pursuant to City of Fresno Ordinance No. 95-7 adopted on January 24, 1995 by the Fresno City Council. A copy of the Department's policy and the California Department of Justice Standard Application for License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW) form is attached.
This policy will acquaint you with the application process and the basic requirements for obtaining a concealed weapon permit.
Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) applicants are subject to the following qualifications:
(a) The applicant is 21 years of age and resides in the City of Fresno;
(b) The applicant is of good moral character;
(c) Good cause exists for issuance of the license;
(d) The applicant has completed a course of training as described in Penal Code §26165; and
(e)The applicant is not a member of one of the prohibited categories as specified in the application.
GOOD CAUSE DETERMINATION
Good Cause is defined as any citizen concerned for the safety of themselves, their family and friends or their employees. An investigation will be conducted into the applicant’s statement of good cause. The determination of good cause should consider the totality of circumstances in each individual case.
For a copy of the Fresno Police Department's policy outlining the application process and issuance of a license to carry a concealed firearm for Fresno residents (pdf), click here