You should start the process six months before your current permit expires.
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There is no particular time frame; however, you must be able to show proof of residency through utility bills, mortgage statements, etc., at the time you apply. Post office boxes or mail stop addresses are not necessarily considered to be sufficient proof of residency.
Yes. You will also need to complete the Sheriff’s Questionnaire and bring additional documentation to your renewal interview. Please see the Renewal Licenses instructions for details.
No. The Sheriff's CCW Unit will give you the paperwork to be fingerprinted. This ensures your fingerprints are routed back to the Sheriff's Office for our records.
It can vary greatly. The volume of applications we receive can severely impact the processing time. Other factors that slow the process tend to be incomplete applications and lack of requested documents.
This will vary from applicant to applicant. A California Sheriff has broad discretion as provided in Penal Code Section §26150(a) to issue a CCW to those qualified Riverside County citizens that demonstrate "good moral character." These persons are entrusted to carry loaded, concealed firearms into our public places throughout California. Examples of such public places include our roadways, movie theaters, shopping centers and malls, grocery stores, and the like throughout California.
Six. You must successfully qualify with each of the firearms on the permit.
It can be registered to you or your spouse and must also be registered in the state of California.
It is entirely up to you. You are not required any additional training aside from the state mandated CCW safety course.