California Carrying Concealed Weapon (CCW) Requirements 

The Police Department issues a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and provides for the biennial renewals of issued permits, to residents who meet the following established criteria: 

  • A resident of the City of Stockton. 

  • At least 21 years of age. 

  • Submit a fully completed application that includes substantial personal information. Much of the information in the application may be subject to public access under the Public Records Act. 

  • Free from criminal convictions that would disqualify the applicant from carrying a concealed weapon. Fingerprints will be required and a complete criminal background check conducted. 

  • Good moral character. 

  • Show good cause for the issuance of the license, including facts establishing a clear and present danger to the life or personal safety of the applicant necessitating a CCW and no other reasonable means whereby the applicant's personal safety can be assured. 

  • Pay all associated application fees, set by statute and City Council resolution, and non-refundable even if the application is denied. 

  • Proof of ownership and registration of any weapon to be licensed for concealment. 

  • At least three letters of character reference, other than immediate family members. 

  • Free from any medical and psychological conditions that might make the applicant unsuitable for carrying a concealed weapon. 

  • Complete all required training.

 

 CCW License Fees 

  • State Processing Fee: $93 (Must be paid in full with application.) 

  • City Fee: $104 (20% due with application = $20.80) 

  • Fingerprint Fee: $22.50 (20% due with application = $4.50)

  • Total Fees: $219.50

  • Fees due with application: $118.30 (Prepaid)

     

  • Balance due at issuance of CCW: $101.20 

 

CCW License Application 

If you live within a jurisdiction of a city police department, you may apply to the city police department or county sheriff's office for a CCW license. However, only residents of a city may apply to a city's police department for a CCW license.

The agency can answer your questions and provide copies of their CCW policy statement and the State's Standardized CCW Application.

For the City of Stockton, begin the application process by printing the 20-page application to submit to: 

Stockton Police Department 

22 East Market Street 

Stockton, CA 95202 

Monday through Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Every other Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 

CCW Licenses - Other States 

For information on the State of California CCW law, including whether California law recognizes CCW licenses issued by other states, please click on the External Links below for the State of California Department of Justice website.

State of California Department of Justice (DOJ)