Concealed Weapon Permit – Types and Expiration Periods
There are four types of Concealed Weapons Permits.
A CCW may be issued by the Sheriff and is valid only in the count of issuance. These CCW’s may be valid for a period of time not to exceed 90 days. The Sheriff must inform the business permitee in writing to give a copy of the CCW to the chief of police or sheriff in the city or county in which he or she resides, and that any application to renew or reissue this type of CCW may only be granted upon concurrence of the chief of police or sheriff in the city or county in which the licensee resides.
A CCW may be issued to residents in a particular county or city within the county. These CCW’s will be valid for a period of two years unless there is good cause for issuance for a less period of time.
A CCW may be issued to a California judge and full-time court commissioner, and to a federal judge or magistrate of federal courts. Such CCW will be valid for any period of time not to exceed three years.
Reserve Peace Officer
A CCW may be issued to a reserve peace officer appointment pursuant to section 830.6 PC. Such CCW’s will be valid for any period of time not to exceed four years, except that any such permit shall be invalid upon conclusion of the person’s appointment as a reserve peace officer.