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Orange County Sheriff's Department Concealed Carry Weapons Permit Resources

If you are here, it is because you have taken it upon yourself to make Orange County a safer place by seeking a CCW permit. There is no question that the initial application process in Orange County is a long and arduous process (current wait times for initial appointments are about three months). But by taking the time to learn about what it takes to get a CCW in Orange County on the front end, you can help reduce any delays you may experience during the application process. 

First, we encourage you to review CRPA’s comprehensive Orange County CCW Application Guide, which covers in detail each stage of the application process. You can view this guide for free at http://crpa.org/helpfulguides/.

As stated in the guide, if you still have questions about the process or need help in completing the application, you should send an email to [email protected].

Finally, we have linked below some of the most important forms and other information relevant to obtaining, maintaining, and amending a CCW license in Orange County.


Gun Laws  

Sunday, February 1, 1981

The News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA

Three armed men entered a Santa Barbara, Calif., jewelry store, ordered manager Steven Brooks and two customers to ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 1981

The West County Times, Pinole, CA, 10/22/80

Awakened at 4 a.m. by the sounds of a prowler in her San Pablo, Calif., home, Ressie Page ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 1981

The Times, Los Angeles, CA, 10/2/80

After being presented with his order of tacos and Cokes, the customer pulled a pistol and suggested that ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, September 1, 1958

United Press, CA, 2/3/58

When grocery-store-owner George Crawford, Stockton, Calif., was ordered by an armed bandit to "hand over the money," Crawford ...


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