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Renewing a CCW License

ccwYou are responsible for renewing your CCW license BEFORE your current license expires.

What You Will Need to Do

  1. Complete the Sheriff's Questionnaire PDF. Type or print in black ink only. If the application is not legible, it will be returned.
  2. Complete the California DOJ Application PDF.
    • Be sure to complete Section 7 – Investigator’s Interview Notes section before you arrive for your interview. This is where you will update your good cause for the renewing the license.
    • Sign all areas marked "applicant".
    • Do not sign areas marked "witness".
  3. Contact the Sheriff's CCW Unit at (951) 486-2816 to schedule an appointment for an in-person interview. The interview will determine your continued need and good cause for the CCW license.
    Sheriff's CCW Unit





  1. You must bring the following to your interview:
    • Completed Sheriff's Questionnaire.
    • Completed DOJ license application.
    • Copy of your California driver’s license.
    (Copies of your birth certificate, military discharge or reference letters are on file from your initial application, and are asked for only once.)
    • Copies of two of your most recent utility bills or any other sufficient proof of full-time residency within the county of Riverside.
    • Two recent passport photos.
    • Money order or cashier’s check for administrative fees.
    • Money order or cashier's check for DOJ fees.
  2. If you are applying for a CCW license for personal protection due to violence or specific threats of harm you must also bring copies of current police reports and/or other documentation supporting need; such as restraining orders or other verifiable written statements.
  3. Complete the state-mandated firearms safety class.
  4. Qualify with each of the weapon(s) you have listed on your application. Note: License applicants are limited to 6 firearms per CCW license.
    • If you attend training/qualification at a facility other than the Ben Clark Training Center, you must submit your certificates with your renewal application before being approved. If you choose Ben Clark Training Center as your training facility, the certificates and qualification sheets are generated there and they will be added to your application once they are received from the range staff. Your required training must be completed before your renewal will be approved.

Business Renewals

In addition to the instructions for renewal applications, business renewal applicants must provide updated documents for their file when renewing their licenses.

  1. Copies of any licenses required by local, state and/or federal business and professional codes. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have complied with all licensing requirements. Applicants who operate a business from their residence should check with their local jurisdiction regarding business licenses.
  2. Partner(s)/corporate offices statement providing authorization. Partner letter should state if partnership dissolves they will notify this office immediately upon separation.
  3. Employer authorization (on company letterhead) specifying duties and/or assignments, which establish need. Employer letter must state they will notify this office immediately upon separation or the need no longer exists. Any restrictions the employer may wish to impose on the license must also be stated.
  4. Employee’s last two paycheck stubs or other proof of employer-employee relationship.


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