Concealed Handgun Permits


  Due to COVID-19 we are no longer taking walk-ins for concealed handgun permits .

As of November 9th, the Sheriff's Office is no longer processing walk-in applications, but will continue to process permits by appointment. We will continue to process renewals and temporary emergency permits pursuant to CRS 18-12-209.

The process of allowing 20 walk-in customers per day for Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP) has been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 spread and the current public health orders, however, the Sheriff's Office will continue to process CHP by appointment. Appointments are being accepted by calling 720-874-3929.  We will make notifications when we are able to resume the walk-in process.

The renewal application process will be accomplished by submitting your completed application, copy of your Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado I.D. and a copy of your permit to Credit card payment will have to be made by phone once it is determined that your application is complete. You may email or call the CHP section at (720) 874-3929, for specific instructions or to have your questions answered.


(The information below is for when there is no public health risk.)

New, Renewal or Retired Permits

Make sure you can answer all of the following questions before coming in:

  • The firearms training class you took, was it in person? (we can’t accept online classes)
  • Do you have the original training certificate from the class you took?
  • Was the class taken within the last 10 years?
  • Have you completed the new permit application? (Go to, scroll to the bottom of the page and print off the new permit application, fill it out, don’t sign it)
  • Do you have your Colorado Driver’s License in your possession?
  • Is the address on your Colorado Driver’s License up to date? (If you do not live in Arapahoe County you will need to get your permit from the county where you reside)

CHP New Permit Applicants, make sure you have the following paperwork with you:

  • Original certification
  • New Permit Application
  • Colorado Driver’s License

CHP Renewal/Out of County Renewal’s, make sure you have the following paperwork with you

  • CHP Permit
  • Renewal Permit Application (we will notarize it here)
  • Colorado Driver’s License
  • For new permits, there is a non-refundable $152.50 processing fee.
  • For renewal permits, there is a non-refundable $63.00 processing fee.
  • There is a $15.00 late fee for any permit that has expired. No permit shall be renewed six months or more after its expiration date and the permit shall be deemed permanently expired.
Payment can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card (we do not accept American Express). 

By law, the sheriff has ninety (90) days from receipt of your application to perform a background check and either approve or deny your request for a concealed handgun permit. It could take up to ninety (90) days to complete the background check and notify you that your permit is ready to pick up. 


Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please call 720-874-3929 if you still have questions related to the CHP process. Incomplete documentation may result in your CHP application not being processed. 

*Per state law, if you have an Arapahoe County permit and live in another county, you must renew in the county in which you reside. If you live in Arapahoe County and have a permit from another county, you need to renew in Arapahoe County.

**Please use specific applications for new permits and renewal permits below.

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