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Concealed Handgun Permits


Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Do I need a concealed weapons permit if I have a handgun in my home, automobile & or business?

A) 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.

Q) What are the requirements for a concealed weapon permit and how do I apply?

A) Requirements:

  • An applicant must be a resident of Pueblo County, maintain a secondary residence, or have a business within the county.
  • Be at least twenty-one years of age or older or is at least 18 years of age if seeking a temporary, emergency permit.
  • Must be able to successfully complete extensive background investigations.
  • Submit proof of completion of a firearm safety or training course or class.
  • Provide a copy of current Colorado driver’s license, Colorado ID or Military ID and duty orders.

An application can be printed from this website or can be picked up at either the:

    Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
    909 Court St.
    Pueblo, CO 81003

    or

    Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
    Pueblo West Substation
    320 E. Joe Martinez Blvd.
    Pueblo West, CO 81007

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.

Q) Once I have taken my picture and have been fingerprinted how long does the process take?

A) Within 90 days, the Sheriff shall approve or deny the permit application.

Q) How much does the permit cost?

A) 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, ID cards, local criminal history checks, and other administrative costs.

For renewals a $63.00 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.

Q) How long is the permit good for?

A) All permits are valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issuance, but can be revoked at any time for misuse.

Q) Do I have reciprocity with other states?

A) The states that currently have reciprocity with Colorado are:

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Dorth Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Q) What if I move?

A) 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.

Q) What if I lose my permit or it gets stolen or damaged?

A) 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.

 

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    909 Court Street
    Pueblo, CO  81003
    719.583.6125 
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