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CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS

The State of Colorado authorizes legal residents of Colorado who demonstrate competence with handguns, to carry concealed handguns in all authorized areas of the state and in accordance with state law. 

Applications are processed on a walk-in basis, at the Denver Police Department Administration Building Tuesdays through Fridays, 8AM to 2:30PM (excluding holidays): 1331 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO 80204, (720) 913-6836.

You must bring the following documents with you:

1) The application completed, NOT SIGNED. Applications must be signed in the presence of the issuing County Sheriff or their designee.

Permit Application (pdf)

You must complete the concealed handgun permit Supplemental Form if you answered "yes" to question 14 on the application.

Supplemental Questionnaire (pdf)

Permit Information Packet (pdf)

2) An original handgun training certificate or photocopy that includes the original signature of the class instructor. Certificates must contain applicant's name, course name and date and instructor's original signature. Online, home study and hunter safety courses will not be accepted. 

3) A valid Colorado State identification card

4) Proof of Denver County residency. Examples can include: lease agreement, mortgage statement, copy of tax statement, bank statement, pay stub, and voter registration. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

5) A cashiers check or money order in the amount of $152.50, payable to the Denver Police Department. Cash or personal checks will not be accepted.

Please Note: Effective March 14, 2014, concealed handgun permit applications (new and renewals) must be submitted to the county sheriff's office where you reside, own a property or own a business.

Applications are processed on a walk-in basis, at the Denver Police Department Administration Building, Tuesdays through Fridays, 8AM to 2:30PM (excluding holidays): 1331 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO 80204, (720) 913-6836.

You must bring the following documents and fees with you:

1) A completed permit application, NOT SIGNED. Applications must be signed in the presence of the County Sheriff or their designee.

Permit Application (pdf)

2) A Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado/military photo ID.

3) A Notarized permit affidavit.

Renewal Affidavit (pdf)

4) A non-refundable processing fee in the form of cashier check or money order for $63.00 made payable to the Denver Police Department. This fee is required for all regular civilian applicants. Personal checks will not be accepted.

5) Proof of Denver County residency. Examples can include: lease agreement, mortgage statement, copy of tax statement, pay stubs or bank statements. NO OTHER DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF RESIDENCY.

If you currently have a concealed handgun permit with Denver County and now live in another county, you must renew your permit with that county. <br><p>

Renewal applications may be submitted within 120 days prior to the expiration of your permit. You must complete the concealed handgun permit Supplemental Form if you answered "yes" to question 14 on the application.

Supplemental Questionnaire (pdf)

This is a federal CCW permit only issued to retired law enforcement. A retired officer must initiate the process at the shooting range, then the application must be signed and submitted to us.

The fee for this type of CCW is $13.00 and it expires in 1 year.

Permit Application (pdf)

Address Change Request:

A Denver CCW permit holder must fill out and submit a NOTARIZED address change/lost or stolen permit form within 7 days of moving, even when moving out of Denver. 

Address Change/Lost Permit (pdf)

A permit holder can bring the form in person or send it in the mail to:
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

There is no charge for this service.

Lost or Stolen Permits:

If a permit has either been lost or stolen and needs to be reprinted, the permit holder must fill out and submit a NOTARIZED address change/lost or stolen permit form with a cashier's check or money order for $15. 

Address Change/Lost Permit (pdf)

A permit holder can bring the form in person or send it in the mail to:
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

Replacement permits must be picked up in person.

 

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Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (720) 913-6836
Information Desk: (720) 913-6010
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