Concealed Handgun Permits


We are no longer taking appointments for concealed handgun permits.

Beginning October 5, 2020 we will be opening our doors for 20 new concealed handgun permit applications, 10 renewal/out of county renewals and 10 civilian fingerprinting walk-ins PER DAY. We will take walk-ins Monday thru Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm on a trial basis, at which point we will re-evaluate whether we'll continue or return to appointments only.

Once the slots are filled, we will not take any additional appointments.  If you do not get on the list, you will have to try another day.  Putting your name on the list does not guarantee your application will be processed the day you sign up, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

We are still honoring those who have appointments and they will take priority.  It is very important that you have all of your paperwork completed and in your possession when you come to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.  The Sheriff’s Office is located at 13101 East Broncos Parkway.  Incomplete application packets cannot be processed and we will move onto the next applicant.

New, Renewal or Retired Permits

Make sure you can answer all of the following questions before coming in:

  • The firearms training class you took, was it in person? (we can’t accept online classes)
  • Do you have the original training certificate from the class you took?
  • Was the class taken within the last 10 years?
  • Have you completed the new permit application? (Go to, scroll to the bottom of the page and print off the new permit application, fill it out, don’t sign it)
  • Do you have your Colorado Driver’s License in your possession?
  • Is the address on your Colorado Driver’s License up to date? (If you do not live in Arapahoe County you will need to get your permit from the county where you reside)

CHP New Permit Applicants, make sure you have the following paperwork with you:

  • Original certification
  • New Permit Application
  • Colorado Driver’s License

CHP Renewal/Out of County Renewal’s, make sure you have the following paperwork with you

  • CHP Permit
  • Renewal Permit Application (we will notarize it here)
  • Colorado Driver’s License
  • For new permits, there is a non-refundable $152.50 processing fee.
  • For renewal permits, there is a non-refundable $63.00 processing fee.
  • There is a $15.00 late fee for any permit that has expired. No permit shall be renewed six months or more after its expiration date and the permit shall be deemed permanently expired.
Payment can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card (we do not accept American Express). 

By law, the sheriff has ninety (90) days from receipt of your application to perform a background check and either approve or deny your request for a concealed handgun permit. It could take up to ninety (90) days to complete the background check and notify you that your permit is ready to pick up. 


Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please call 720-874-3919 if you still have questions related to the CHP process. Incomplete documentation may result in your CHP application not being processed. 

*Per state law, if you have an Arapahoe County permit and live in another county, you must renew in the county in which you reside. If you live in Arapahoe County and have a permit from another county, you need to renew in Arapahoe County.

**Please use specific applications for new permits and renewal permits below.

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