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​Concealed Weapons Permit - Alternate Processing During COVID-19

Due to the current elevated COVID Risk within Denver, appointments for new applications will not be made until the risk is reduced.  Applicants who send in a new permit application will be contacted in the order received once in-person appointments resume.  Applicants who have an emergency need, can be approved for a 90-day emergency permit on a case-by-case basis.  To apply for an emergency permit that is valid for 90-days, please complete and County Sheriffs of Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit Application, an explanation for the emergency need, a copy of a valid Colorado ID, Proof of Denver County Residency, and a money order or cashiers check for $25.00 and mail it to:

 

Denver Police Department

Attn: Concealed Weapon Unit

1331 Cherokee Street

Denver, CO 80204

After 90-days an emergency permit-holder will need to follow the new permit application procedure.  

 

 

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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. 

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First-time applications are initially processed by US Postal Service.

To apply, please mail the completed application and required supporting documents to:

Denver Police Department
Attn: Concealed Weapon Unit
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

After the application is mailed, applicants will be contacted by phone to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting and a photograph.  The appointment will be made after all mailed materials are reviewed and initial eligibility is confirmed.  

When applying by mail, applicants must provide the following documents:

1) The completed and unsigned County Sheriffs of Colorado Concealed: Handgun Permit Application. Applications must be signed in the presence of the issuing County Sheriff or their designee during the appointment for fingerprints and a photograph which will be scheduled later.

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.

Please complete the following documents prior to fingerprinting and photograph appointment:

Non-Criminal Justice Applicant Privacy Screening

Authorization for Release of Information

Live Scan Fingerprint Form

Permit renewal applications are processed fully by US Postal Service.

The following documents and the non-refundable processing fee in the form of cashier check or money order for $63.00 made payable to the Denver Police Department must be mailed to:

Denver Police Department
Attn: Concealed Weapon Unit
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

1) A completed and signed permit application (this signature does not need to be signed in our presence as the notorized renewal affidavit will accompany the application).

Permit Application (pdf)

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

3) A Notarized permit affidavit.

Renewal Affidavit (pdf)

4) 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.

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)

Please Note: If the permit is expired less than six months, a late fee of $15.00 will be applied. A permit expired more than six months is not renewable. The late fee of $15.00 needs to be sent along with the $63.00 renewal fee at the time of application.

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)

Please mail the completed address change/lost permit form by US Mail to:

Denver Police Department
Attn: Concealed Weapon Unit
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 needs to contact the Concealed Weapon Unit at 720-913-6836 for instructions.

Address Change/Lost Permit (pdf)

 
Contact

Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (720) 913-6836
Information Desk: (720) 913-6010
Non-Emergency Line: (720) 913-2000

Dial 911 for Emergencies

 



Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

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Denver Police Department

Non-Emergency: 720-913-2000
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

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