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Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permit process transitioning to online system

Beginning Monday, May 17, to streamline the process for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon
(CCW) licenses the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will be transitioning to a new online system.
This system, called “Permitium,” will allow the public to go online 24 hours a day, turn in new
and renewal applications electronically, and submit payment. The link to this new system will
be found on the CCW page of the Sheriff’s Office website www.ShastaSheriff.org. The
requirement for applicants to be fingerprinted and have a background check performed will
not change but this system will eliminate the need for applicants to make multiple trips to the
Sheriff’s Office. Other ways this new process will improve efficiency include:

• Replacing the current system where CCW applicants have to print applications, fill them
out by hand and submit them in person.

• The program will ensure all required information has been entered to avoid possible
delays.

• Users can submit required documentation (firearms safety course certificate, etc.) by
uploading images of them directly using a scanner or smartphone photo.

• Applicants will be notified via text and/or e-mail that their application has been submitted
and will receive updates on the progress of their application.

• The interview process for new applicants may be virtual in some cases.

• Those renewing their license will not have to visit the office unless they are adding a new
firearm (renewal applications will now be accepted 90 days from when your permit is due
to expire, extending the previous 30-day limit).

The last day forms will be accepted at the drop box outside the Sheriff’s Administration building
on Park Marina Drive in Redding will be Friday, May 14th. All previously submitted applications to that point will still be processed.

The online system can be accessed by personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. Options
for those who do not have internet access at home include, requesting to use devices that
belong to trusted family or friends, public libraries, and retail copy centers.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is committed to helping the public as we make this transition.
Those with questions about the CCW Permit application process can call (530) 245-6000, option
8.

Shasta County Sheriffs Office

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