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SHASTA COUNTY CCW INFORMATION PAGE
The information on this page is intended for general information only. For specific questions and updates please visit the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department web-site at
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the issuance of California CCW’s in the cities and unincorporated areas of Shasta County. The current Sheriff, Tom Bosenko has been liberal with the issuance of the permit, yet quick to act if a resident does not act in responsible manner with their firearms. As with all CCW’s in the State, the permit is issued at the pleasure of the issuing agency (don’t believe any different), and therefore the reasons behind non-issuance or revocation can be varied. In Shasta County if you are of good moral character, show up and dress appropriately for your interview, pass an authorized 12 hour CCW course, and understand the lawful use of a firearm for your protection you should be issued a permit.
Under the penal code, the Sheriff of the County has authority to issue a state of California permit to carry a weapon concealed. Some law enforcement agencies have virtually ceased issuing Concealed Weapon Permits. As the Sheriff of Shasta County, I do not intend to do that; however, State law requires new CCW applicants to obtain a certificate of completion from one of the listed firearms safety courses prior to proceeding further with the application process.
Each new CCW applicant must demonstrate proof of residency. This can be satisfied in the form of a valid California Driver’s license and utility (electric/gas) receipts in the applicant’s name with the physical address shown (No PO Boxes). Originals of these and other documents must be present during interview.
Other documented formal firearms training may be substituted upon review on a case by case basis.
CRITERIA FOR APPLYING FOR A CCW PERMIT IN SHASTA COUNTY:
(a)Must be 21 years of age or older.
(b)Must be a permanent resident of Shasta County.
(c)If applicant served in the Armed Forces of the United States, they must provide a copy of military records/discharge form (DD214) at the time of initial interview.
(d)You must bring the firearms you intend to put on your CCW permit to the Sheriff’s Office, UNLOADED, magazines removed (No ammunition can be attached)
TO GET STARTED: In accordance with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department website, they now have an automated message system set up to take messages regarding CCW applications. The system allows you to leave your information and records clerk will contact you to set up your appointment for your interview. All applicants must have an initial interview prior to the approval of a Shasta County CCW permit. All initial interviews and renewal of a Shasta County CCW permit must be done by appointment only; although usually there is no requirement for an interview to renew an existing permit in Shasta County.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN INITIAL INTERVIEW TO OBTAIN A CALIFORNIA CCW IN SHASTA COUNTY OR RENEW AN EXISTING CCW CALL THE BELOW AUTOMATED MESSAGE LINE:
All initial interview and renewal appointments are scheduled on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A completed applications must be dropped off or mailed to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
2 Weeks prior to your scheduled appointment. The office is located at 300 Park Marina Circle, Redding, CA 96001. There is a drop box in the foyer of the office which is checked every day for applications to be used in upcoming appointments.
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR SHASTA COUNTY CCW APPOINTMENT:
(a) A valid identification card that contains your photograph.
(b) A utility bill/statement or other documents showing permanent residency within Shasta
County (NO PO BOXES).
(c) The original certificate(s) documenting your completion of the State of California
required firearms safety course (12 to 16 hours for first time applicants and 4 hours
** Certificates must be less than 60 Days old upon date of making your Appointment with the Sheriff’s Office.
(d) A PC 832 certificate is acceptable (No more than 2 years old).
(e) Military Veterans will need to bring a copy of their DD form 214 (Discharge document).
(f) The firearm(s) you want listed on your permit, up to three (3)
** Firearm(s) must be UNLOADED, magazines removed (No ammunition can be attached to
the firearm) and in a locked box or gun case **
2015 CCW FEE SCHEDULE:
New CCW Permit: $153
Renewal CCW Permit $64
If you have any questions regarding the CCW Permit application process, please contact the
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6025 or Northern Firearms Instruction at 530-776-4855