Concealed Handgun Permits


The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing a higher than normal demand for obtaining concealed handgun permits. Currently the demand exceeds our normal staffing levels and their abilities to efficiently process the requests in a timely manner.

Presently we complete 100-120 applications per week. While we work towards a solution to increase staffing to meet the demand, we ask you to please exercise patience. It is of great help to the efficiency of the initial processing phase for you to have all of the necessary documents completed and present during your scheduled time to be processed. Again, we thank you for your patience.

Starting the week of March 22, 2021 The Sheriff’s Office will be processing all new and renewal concealed handgun permit applications on a walk-in basis (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays only).

We will no longer be accepting renewal applications submitted on-line.

35 people will be accepted every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our doors open at 7:00am and we will provide the first 35 applicants a time in which to come back to our building during that same day to submit their new or renewal application.

The Sheriff’s Office is located at:
13101 E. Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

Please read the instructions below if you still need assistance please email the CHP section at or call 720-874-3929.

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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