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 Weapons Permit Information
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 a set of circumstances that distinguish the applicant from the mainstream and causes him or her to be placed in harm’s way. Simply fearing for one’s personal safety alone is not considered a good cause. An investigation will be conducted into the applicant’s statement of good cause.
The Fresno Police Department’s policy outlines the application process and issuance requirements of a license to carry a concealed firearm.
New applications must be turned in at the time of appointment with the background investigator. Due to the overwhelming amount of CCW interest, the processing of the CCW could be extended beyond normal timelines once your application has been accepted. It is not a requirement or recommended that you complete the California Handgun Safety Course prior to your appointment.