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Steps to Obtaining a CCW Permit | CCW Permit Application Process | CCW Application
  • Steps to Obtaining a CCW Permit

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  • Applicant must take a certifying class consisting of not less than 16 hours of instruction in both the California State Laws and safe handling and discharging of a firearm.
  • Available places to get certification classes are
    The Mendocino Community College - class 832 P.C.

    Or contact
    Ray Higbee at (707) 744-1261
    John Holder (707) 489-3380

  • Redwood Practical Shooters online at or call Don Miller at (707) 964-0803.
  • After completing the class you should be supplied by the instructors with the Department Of Justice CCW application form and your certificate. You may bring the completed application including section 7, but unsigned to any of the Sheriff Offices located in Fort Bragg and Ukiah. You will also need to bring your ID, a copy of your DD214 (if you served in the military) and $45.00 cash or check for the application fee.
  • Your application will be sent to a lieutenant in your area. He will contact you for an interview. After your interview allow approximately a week (if you were not fingerprinted at the time of your interview) to come to the Ukiah Sheriff’s Office to get fingerprinted. The fee will be $105 cash or check at that time. Our fingerprint office is in Ukiah and open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:45 and 1:00 to 4:00. No appointment is required.
  • The California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI will send the Sheriff’s Office clearance notices before anything else can be done. The wait for clearance letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. We have no control over how long it takes.
  • When we get clearance letters from both DOJ and FBI, your application goes to the Sheriff for his final approval and signature.
  • When the Sheriff signs your CCW permit, it will be mailed to you.