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A person may lawfully possess a handgun or carry a handgun in their home, automobile, and or business under the current law without a permit.
Requirements for applicants include:
An application can be printed (PDF) or can be picked up at either of the following locations:
Upon completion of the application, you must call the number listed on the application to schedule an appointment to have your picture and fingerprints taken.
Within 90 days, the Sheriff shall approve or deny the permit application.
A $152.50 processing fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order, or personal check, made payable to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office must be submitted with your application. This fee pays for a state and national criminal history check (fingerprints) and for an Insta-check (NICS) per Statute. This is required for all regular civilian applicants. This fee pays for forms, identification cards, local criminal history checks, and other administrative costs.
For renewals a $63 fee in the form of a cashier's check or money order, or personal check, made payable to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office must be submitted with your application.
All permits are valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issuance, but can be revoked at any time for misuse.
The states that currently have reciprocity with Colorado are:
Within 30 days after a permit holder in all instances changes the address specified on his or her permit the permittee shall notify the issuing Sheriff of the change of address and will need to fill out the proper change of address form which needs to be notarized. Failure to notify the Sheriff is a Class 1 Petty Offense.
Within three business days after a permit is lost, stolen or damaged, the permittee shall notify the issuing Sheriff. The permittee may be issued a new permit upon submittal of a notarized statement to the issuing Sheriff that the permit was lost, stolen or destroyed. Failure to notify the Sheriff is a Class 1 Petty Offense.