Concealed Handgun Permits

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will reopen the lobby at its headquarters on Monday, May 18 at 8:00am for its Concealed Handgun Program (CHP) and fingerprinting only. Both programs will be available by appointment only; applicants can begin scheduling appointments on May 11 by calling 720-874-3929. The CHP program will process applicants and conduct fingerprinting for concealed handgun permits Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and will be closed for appointments on Fridays. Appointments will be spaced every 20 minutes, with a limit of 20 per day to allow staff to properly clean and disinfect the fingerprinting area between appointments. Those arriving without an appointment will be asked to call (720) 874-3929 to schedule an appointment. Those seeking renewals of their concealed handgun permits will be urged to do so online. The exception is out of county residents who relocate to Arapahoe County who will need to come in and have their photos taken.

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

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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