Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. It is the applicant’s responsibility to know Federal, state, local city and county laws and ordinances pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon and weapon usage.
In California, The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon licenses. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, appointment times and processing times can take multiple months.
This webpage will guide you through the Solano County Sheriff’s Office Concealed Carry Weapons license application process.
If you wish to apply for a Carry Concealed Weapons Permit, Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with the application process.
Please visit the website below for further information regarding the Concealed Carry Weapon license application process in Solano County:
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California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provide that a Sheriff of a county or the Chief or other head of municipal police department of any city, or city and county, may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (Concealed Carry Weapon license).
Who May be Issued a License
The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 may issue a license to persons who are of good moral character, who have good cause for issuance, meet residential requirements, and have completed a course of training. All applicants for a Concealed Carry Weapon license will be fingerprinted and state and federal records will be checked to determine if they are eligible to possess firearms. Click here to view all categories that would prohibit a person from possessing firearms and being granted a Concealed Carry Weapon license.
Prior to Filling Out This Application
Completing the Application
Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Carry Weapon license. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority.
The following pages include standardized questions that assist in the determination as to whether a Concealed Carry Weapon license may be issued. In addition to answering these questions, the applicant will be interviewed and go through a background investigation.
The applicant will certify under penalty of perjury that all answers provided in the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. The applicant will also acknowledge that information disclosed on this application may be subject to public disclosure.
If applying for a NEW Concealed Carry Weapon license a course approved by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office must be completed prior to permit issuance. This course will be a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 16 hours.
If applying for a RENEWAL Concealed Carry Weapon license, a 4 hour course approved by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office must be completed prior to permit issuance.
If applying for a MODIFICATION to your current Concealed Carry Weapon license that includes a firearm change, you will need to submit training certifications from a traning vendor approved by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.