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Concealed Handgun Permits

General Information:

The following information is to assist you with the Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) application process. The CHP statute information and application checklist have been provided to assist you with the application process.

How to apply for your Concealed Handgun Permit:

You may either print the application along with all other required application forms, or pick up the application packet from our office during regular business hours. You must bring your application and all required documents IN-PERSON

Applications are by appointment ONLY. You MUST bring all the required documents and all the necessary papaerwork FILLED OUT completely and ready to go for your appointment; otherwise, you may be asked to reschedule to a later date and time.

If you receive the application packet from someone other than the Sheriff’s Office, the information you receive may be incomplete based on the Sheriff’s Office current application packet requirements. This may cause a delay in processing your application.


New Applicants

Required Documents:   ALL documents listed on the application packet checklist

* If your current address is not reflected on your Driver's License or ID, additional documentation (see proof of residency accepted) will be required. ALL documents presented must be dated within 1 to 2 months of your application date.

CHP Application Packet Includes checklist, application and fingerprint/Id form
CHP Supplemental Questionnaire Citizen Status if you answer yes to #14 on the application.
Proof of Residency Forms accepted

*See CHP statute information for handgun training requirements, certified instructor and handgun training class.

  • Out of State handgun training certificate , please contact the CHP coordinator at (719)276-5524. These certificates will have to be verified prior to processing your application and may take up to a week for verification. We will, at our discretion, refuse to accept your training certificate if we are unable to verify the instructor certification or certificate requirements
  • Online, home study or hunter safety courses will NOT be accepted

The application process will take approximately 30 minutes, at that time we will fingerprint and take your photo.   For questions, please contact CHP coordinator at 719-276-5524.

Renewal Applicants

When can you renew your permit?

You may renew within 120 days (4 months) prior to your permit expiration date. A renewal notification letter will be mailed (Fremont County permit holders only) to the address on file when you submitted your application, unless you submitted a change of address form.

  • If you renew AFTER the expiration date on your permit, you will be charged a $15.00 late fee in addition to the renewal fees.
  • If your permit is 6 months expired, you MUST re-apply as a new applicant and submit all fees and requirements of a new applicant.

Renewal Application Process :  To renew with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, you MUST live in Fremont County (or maintain a secondary residence or lease real property used in a business). *Only Colorado issued concealed handgun permit holders are eligible for renewal.

* If your current address is not reflected on your Driver’s License or ID, additional documentation ( see proof of residency accepted ) will be required. ALL documents presented must be dated within 1 to 2 months of your application date.

All documents listed on the application packet checklist are required and must be completed and submitted IN-PERSON at the Sheriff's Office Administrative Division reception window, during processing times listed on your checklist.

CHP Renewal Application Packet Includes checklist, application, affidavit to renew, and Id
Proof of Residency Forms accepted

Please note:    In 2014 legislative changes were put into effect regarding the Concealed Handgun Permit renewal process. If you move out of the county that issued your permit, you are now required to renew your permit with the Sheriff in the county that you currently reside, maintain a secondary residence, or lease real property used by the applicant in a business.

If you have additional questions, please contact the CHP Coordinator at 719-276-5524.

If you need to change your name, address or report your permit lost or stolen, please complete the form below:

You can mail or bring the form to our office at the address listed in the sidebar.


Some states may honor your permit, as this information is determined it will be posted/updated on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Concealed Handgun Permit Reciprocity page.