Concealed Handgun Permits

New, Renewed or Retired Permits

Applications for concealed handgun permits (new, renewal, or for retired peace officers) will be accepted on a walk-in basis at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office located at:
13101 East Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

The hours for submitting applications are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • 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 (except 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 720-874-3919 if you still have questions related to the CHP process. Incomplete documentation may result in your CHP application not being processed. 

*Effective March 14, 2014, per new 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.

**Effective January 6, 2015, please use specific applications for new permits and renewal permits below.

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