March 27, 2020 - CCW Procedure Update
Due to recent public health concerns of COVID-19, our office has taken proactive measures to do our part to maintain the safety of our staff and CCW applicants. Our CCW unit will temporarily change how we process applications. We will continue to accept new and renewal CCW applications submitted online, along with maintaining the current approval process. 
The following changes have been made to our CCW process and are in effect until further notice. 
  • To maintain social distancing when you pick up a renewal permit, you will not have a new picture taken. We will use the picture taken from your previous permit. 
  • We understand there is a limited number of course providers during this time. We will allow our CCW applicants to attend a course with any provider who follows Local, State, and Federal Guidelines. 
  • It will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their provider of choice is following all safety precautions and complies with the COVID-19 orders. 
  • It will also be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the course attended meets the requirement of an 8 to 16-hour course for a new CCW permit and 4-hour course for a CCW renewal permit. 
As our County navigates this unprecedented time of crisis, it is imperative that we continue to allow our citizens the ability to protect themselves.
We look forward to continuing our service to the community during this time. Please view our website for any updates and the process to obtain a CCW permit. If you have any questions, you may contact our CCW unit 209-525-7135.
Jeff Dirkse, Sheriff-Coroner
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office


In an attempt to streamline the CCW process from start to finish and cut down on the wait times for CCW appointments, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new automated system for the process of CCW permits, Permitium. Permitium will allow applicants to fill out applications online, make a payment with credit card(s) online, and schedule their own appointments. It will also allow applicants to monitor the progress of their permits without having to call in to the CCW Unit. Also, this new process will allow for the ability to submit requests for modifications to permits for change of address, name change and weapon(s) changes.
To begin a CCW process, visit the following address:


Stanislaus CA @

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Frequently Asked Questions: 



 CCW Applicant Quick Guides:

 New Applicants

Renewal Applicants


The Course Provider List has been updated as of 03/27/2018, download the newest list.

 If you have any further questions, you may call the CCW Unit at 209-525-7134.