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This page may answer some of your questions about getting your Colorado's Concealed Carry permit.


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  1. What are the requirements for getting a Colorado Concealed Carry Permit?
  2. How much does it cost?
  3. How long is it good for?
  4. What other states recognize our permit?
  5. How long does it take to receive my permit after I apply?
  6. Where can I find out about the laws on concealed carry?
  7. Where do I apply for the permit?
  8. How long do I have to apply for the permit after receiving the class certificate?
  9. How old do I have to be to take the class?

What are the requirements for getting a Colorado Concealed Carry permit?

You can pick up a more detailed set of requirements at your county sheriff's office but, the general requirements are:

  • You must be 21 years of age*
  • A Colorado resident
  • No felony convictions, misdemeanor child abuse, domestic violence convictions, or perjury convictions related to a permit application
  • No multiple DUI's or alcohol related driving convictions in the past 10 years
  • Not currently under a restraining order
  • A certificate from a Firearm Safety class by an NRA instructor** (all our classes qualify)  **Hunter Safety classes are not considered valid for concealed carry

Note: If you qualify, you cannot be refused a permit.
            *At the sheriff's discretion, you may be issued a temporary emergency permit at age 18

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How much does it cost?

The cost for the permit is $152.50   ($52.50 for the CBI background check plus $100 to the county sheriff's department for the time and trouble of processing your application.  The law says the sheriff's department can charge up to $100 and, surprise, that's how much most Denver area counties charge.) Note: Jefferson County is about $25 less expensive.

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How long is it good for?

The permits are good for five years, plus they are relatively inexpensive to renew
(about $68)

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What other states recognize our permit?

The following states, in alphabetical order, have reciprocity agreements with Colorado:  (Remember that even if they recognize our permits, you need to follow their laws.)  For updates to the list go to:  www.cbi.state.co.us/ic/reciprocity.html  

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Vermont (no permit required)
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
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How long does it take to receive my permit after I apply?

6-8 weeks is about as soon as you can expect your permit.  The law says that you must receive it within 90 days of your application.  (Since the election, some counties are now requiring appointments to submit your application.  In some counties you may have to wait days or weeks to get your appointment to apply for the permit.

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Where can I find out about the laws on concealed carry?

Go to:  www.cbi.state.co.us/ccw

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Where do I apply for the permit?

You must apply in your county of residence.  If you own property in another county you can apply in that county.

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How long do I have to apply for the permit after receiving the class certificate?

You have 10 years to apply for the permit after receiving your class certificate.

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How old do I have to be to take the class?

There is no age restriction on taking the class.  The class certificate is valid for 10 years so when you turn 21 you can apply to the sheriff's department and receive your permit.

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