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Concealed Handgun Permits

As of July 24, 2020, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will only be accepting NEW Concealed Handgun Permit Applications on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at both locations. Renewal applications will be still be accepted Monday through Friday 9 AM-3:30 PM at the Justice Center at 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock 80109, and at the Highlands Ranch Substation Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 AM-3:30 PM.

The hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

You must be wearing a face mask when you come into any of our facilities.

Please download the complete CHP application form by CLICKING HERE and complete it prior to submitting your application in person.

Call 303-814-7660 or email handgunpermits@dcsheriff.net for any additional questions.

You can apply for concealed handgun permits and renewals at two of the Sheriff’s offices. Please do not bring your weapon.

  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office – 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock 80109
    Hours – Tuesday through Thursday, except holidays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Highlands Ranch Substation – 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch 80129
    Hours – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, except holidays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Get a new concealed handgun permit

The DCSO is committed to preserving citizens’ Second Amendment rights while ensuring community safety and adhering to
the law.

To get a new permit:

  1. Download and print out new permit packet or pick one up from our offices.
  2. Do not sign the application. You must sign it under oath at the Sheriff’s Office.
  3. You’re required to turn in your application, supporting documents and payment in person.
  4. You’ll be photographed and fingerprinted
    when you submit your application.
  5. Pay a non-refundable $152.50 fee. That pays for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s fingerprint processing and the sheriff’s services. We accept credit cards, cash, and checks made payable to “Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.” Additional fees may apply for credit cards.
  6. Show proof of residency in Douglas County with a driver’s license, state ID or military ID.
    **When valid proof of military service is presented at the time of the application submission, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) will waive DCSO fees –  CBI fees will still be collected.
  7. Present certified training certificates that show you’re competent with a handgun. Note:Web-based handgun safety courses are allowed if the instructor has worked with the students face-to-face to evaluate their safety skills. Hunter safety education courses are not allowed. To check if your class meets the requirements, first, ask the Concealed Handgun Specialist at 303-814-7660. 

Renew your permit

CHP Renewal Application Process

If you are renewing your Douglas County Sheriff CHP:

  1. You will receive your application in the mail.
  2. If you have moved here from another Colorado County or have not received your renewal application, please call 303-814-7660 and speak to one of our CHP Specialists.
  3. Once completing your Renewal Application, mail or email the application, the notarized affidavit, copy of Colorado driver’s license, copy of your current CHP, proof of military service, and the appropriate fees to handgunpermits@dcsheriff.net or fax it to 303-663-0688 or mail it to; 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109 Attn: Concealed Handgun Permits.
  4. Once we receive your paperwork a CHP specialist will contact you by phone for credit card payment. If for any reason you are not comfortable giving credit card information out over the phone, then you must mail in a check made payable to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.  Your permit will not be processed until funds are received.

Any questions please call 303-814-7660 and talk with one of our CHP Specialists.

Please note due to new laws in Colorado, you must submit your renewal in the County that you reside in.

If you are a Douglas County Resident and currently have a Douglas County Permit, within 90 days before your permit expires, you’ll be mailed a renewal application and an affidavit of continued firearms qualification. Complete them and have your signature notarized on both forms. You can also wait to sign and notarize the forms at the Sheriff’s Office for a $5 fee.

If you are a Douglas County Resident and currently have a permit issued from another county, within 90 days before your permit expires you may pick up the renewal application at the Sheriff’s Office in Castle Rock Monday through Friday, 0r at the Highlands Ranch Substation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The affidavit of continued firearms qualification will need to be notarized. You can have the form notarized here at the Sheriff’s Office for a $5 fee.

The cost to renew your permit is $63.  The fee is for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s background check and for the Sheriff’s services. We accept credit cards, cash, and checks made payable to “Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.” Additional fees may apply for credit cards.

When you bring valid proof of military service at the time of the application submission, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) will waive DCSO fees. Note: CBI fees will still be collected.

If you’re still eligible to carry, you’ll get a new permit within 90 days.

Change of address

Need to tell us you’ve moved? Fill out this change of address form and mail it, drop it off or fax it to 303-688-2602.