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Concealed Weapons Permit

To print out a Carry Concealed Weapons Permit application,
click here. Please complete the form prior to making an appointment. Click here for fees and requirements pertaining to CCW's. Granting of a CCW is the sole discretion of the Sheriff. For a copy of the Merced Sheriff's Office C.C.W. Policy please click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

• Do you have to be a resident of Merced County to apply for a CCW permit with Merced County Sheriff’s Office? Yes

• Do you have to take a CCW safety class and qualification course prior to submitting your application? No, this a requirement after Sheriff Warnke's approval

• Is a CCW permit issued in Merced County valid in other states?

• If I have been live scanned previously for another purpose; do I need to be live scanned again for CCW? Yes

• Do I have to successfully complete a comprehensive background check? Yes

• Is it mandatory that I first apply for a CCW with the respective law enforcement agency within in city?
No, you may choose to bypass your respective law enforcement agency and apply with the Merced County Sheriff's Department, despite what city you live in, within Merced County.

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
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