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Concealed Weapons Permit Information

Concealed Weapons Permit Information

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 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.


CCW Policy & Process

Click the button below to access Concealed Carry Permit (CCW) information and applications. You can apply for a new application, renewal application or modify your current CCW permit.