San Benito County residents and businesses are required to obtain an Alarm Permit for building and home alarm devices. The intent is to provide citizens with the best possible service requiring response by San Benito County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
To request an Alarm Permit, complete the Application for Alarm Permit and return it to the Sheriff’s Office at 451 Fourth Street, Hollister, CA 95023 by mail or in person.
Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit
The Sheriff may issue a permit to carry a concealed weapon pursuant to Penal Code section 12050(a)(I). The Sheriff is not required to issue a concealed weapon permit nor does the applicant have a right to such a permit. California law has established a criteria to be examined prior to the Sheriff issuing a concealed weapon’s permit.
The Sheriff may issue a concealed weapon’s permit to residents of San Benito County and with some restriction, business owners in San Benito County. Upon proof from the person applying for a concealed weapon that he/she is of good moral character, that good cause exists for the issuance, and that the person applying is a resident of San Benito County, the Sheriff may issue to that person a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.