San Diego Sheriff’s Department Licensing Division
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA
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(858) 974-2020

Members of the public wishing to obtain a CCW under the standards articulated by the Ninth Circuit should be aware that the decision has not yet become final.

Federal court rules prescribe a period of time which must elapse before the case is remanded to the District Court for further proceedings.

In order to accommodate, and expedite, the large numbers of anticipated applications, the Sheriff’s Department is revising the process for issuing CCW permits. Anyone wanting to apply for a CCW may submit an application either by mail at P.O. Box 939062, San Diego CA 92193-9062, or in person at 9621 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123.

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. All applications received that meet the current “good cause” standard will be contacted by a licensing staff member with instructions on how to complete the process.

Applications that seek a CCW permit under the self-defense standard set forth in Peruta v. County of San Diego will be processed in the order they were received should the decision of the Ninth Circuit become final. Once the decision becomes final, applicants will be contacted by the Sheriff’s Licensing Division with instructions on how to complete the process.

Please disregard the “Important Instructions” on page two of the State application and complete all sections of the application. Also, please do not submit fees at this time.


The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Licensing Division is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of approximately 32 regulatory ordinances and other State mandated licensing requirements within the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.  The division serves as a registration center for those required by law to meet certain criminal registration requirements (ie: sex offender, arsonist, narcotic offenders and gang members).  Other services include international clearance letters, ink-rolled fingerprinting, and notary services.  For more information on regulated ordinances and license applications, please contact the Licensing Division at (858) 974-2020.for individuals leaving the US to enter a foreign country. There is a thirty-nine dollar ($39.00) fee for this service. If you need the document notarized, there is an additional ten dollar ($10.00) fee for each notarization. This process takes three (3) business days. Individuals wanting a police clearance within the US or for immigration purposes please contact the Records Division at 858-974-2110.