Apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office has modified its policies and practices in light of the recent United States Supreme Court decision that found unconstitutional New York’s “proper cause” requirement for issuance of a concealed weapons license, including elimination of the requirement that an applicant prove good cause exists for issuance of the license. To continue our commitment to keep our community safe, we will investigate each applicant’s background, residency and/or employment, and criminal history and require a psychological evaluation, before deciding whether to approve the application. The Sheriff’s Office will issue concealed weapons licenses only to law abiding responsible citizens. We will also continue to require that any approved applicant complete firearms safety and qualifications training prior to issuing the license. 


Please find the link to the SFSO's CCW Policy located below.


In this page:
Download SF Sheriff's Office CCW Policy

Email completed applications to SFSO.CCW@SFGOV.ORG to begin processing.

Contact Background Investigations

San Francisco Sheriff's Office

Background Investigations Unit


Download CA Dept. of Justice CCW instructions & application

Upon completion of your application, please email it to SFSO.CCW@SFGOV.ORG to begin processing.


*The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office may require additional information to process the application