The application process consists of a series of steps.
Step 1 - Submit your application & Interview with the sheriff's Office.
Step 2 - After interview, with approval of the sheriff's office be Live Scan for background check.
Step 3 - After your background check has cleared and you receiving approval from the Sheriff's Office proceed to Weapons Inspection, Training & Range Qualifications
Step 4 - If you pass your training and range qualifications. You will be contacted by the sheriff's office to pick you permit up at the sheriff's office.
Application processing times vary.
The Sheriff may place a restriction on any license that the Sheriff deems warranted. The restriction/s may include the time, place, manner, and circumstances under which the licensee may carry the weapon.
The possession of a license to carry a concealed weapon is a privilege, not a right, and as such is subject to revocation whenever deemed necessary by either the Sheriff or the California Attorney General's Office.
The possession of a license to carry a concealed weapon does not exempt any individual from criminal prosecution or civil liability, other than the act of carrying the specific firearm within the State of California.
The issuance of a license to carry a concealed weapon does not excuse or justify any behavior that might otherwise be a violation of any law pertaining to weapons.