CCW- Concealed Weapon Permits


Office hours for permit pick up, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

This information is for persons desiring to obtain a permit to carry a concealed pistol, revolver or other firearm.  The issuance of a Concealed Weapons Permit is governed by California Penal Code Section 12050.

The Sheriff may issue a Concealed Weapons Permit under the following Conditions:

  • The Applicant is a resident of the County
  • The Applicant is of good moral character

Departmental Restrictions on Issuance of a Permit

  • Residence in the County for less than 1 year (There are some exceptions for employment in the County)
  • Subject of a Restraining Order issued by any Court
  • Conviction of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol within the past 5 years
  • Conviction of a felony
  • Conviction of a misdemeanor offence which renders one unlawful to possess a firearm under Penal Code Section 12021
  • Conviction of a drug offense under the Health and Safety Code within the past 5 years
  • Other cause to question residency, insufficient cause for carry a concealed weapon, or suitability of carrying a concealed weapon.

Procedure for Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit

All applications for Carrying Concealed Weapon permits are now submitted and processed through Permitium at the following web site:


****After applying on Permitium: Call 209-533-5833 to make an appointment for an initial interview****

CCW Application Tracker

Keep your CCW Order number and remember your password as you will need them to access your application later.

If computer assistance is needed, you can go to the Sonora CSU on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm, please call beforehand for an appointment at 209-536-9828. There will be a volunteer there to answer questions and give you access to a computer and scanner.

For technical questions regarding the use of Permitium contact 855-642-2453 or


 All applications for Carrying Concealed Weapon permits are now submitted and processed through Permitium at the following web site:


-Make sure you choose the RENEWAL application and not the Initial application
(Different fees apply, and you will have to restart your application). 

Approved CCW Instructors (updated 11/14/2023)

                                                                  Website                                                 Phone                                            Email

  • Alpha Point Firearms Training             209-660-9414           
  • Bill Tidwell                                             209-878-3056                       
  • Case Defensive Training Group          209-665-5541                                                     
  • Confidence Firearms & Weapons Training                                 209-768-1497                                            
  • Defensive TRIAD                                916-765-5661                                      
  • Defensive Weapons School   925-549-0480          
  • Dynamic CCW Academy                    209-770-5550                                                                              
  • Kiwi’s Custom Guns                     209-863-2355                                                                          
  • Madison Society Foundation                                                                                          
  • ROZO Tactical                                       209-425-0075                    
  • Spartan Defense                           209-202-8283                                                                       
  • Valley Defense Consulting                   209-552-5728               
  • Weapons Training School    209-532-6677

if you interested in becoming a Training Provider for the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office:


Training providers interested in becoming an approved instructor for Tuolumne County CCW applicants must submit the following:


  • A copy of a valid form of photographic identification
  • Acceptable Firearms Instructor’s Certification for each individual firearms instructor, such as a CA DOJ Firearm Safety Instructor Certificate, certifications from the NRA, CA P.O.S.T., BSIS, and/or USCCA, and a copy of any other applicable licenses and certifications held. (Must be current. Expired certifications will not be accepted)
  • Course syllabus for both Initial and Renewing applicants 
  • Scoring guidelines 
  • Sample certificate(s) of course completion 
  • Name and complete address(es) of range where trainings will be conducted
  • A resume for each instructor, and any individuals working with the instructors, that include prior experience, list of certifications, and any additional, relevant information
  • Contact information for CCW applicants to reach you (Website, phone number, email, etc.)


Submittals for consideration should be sent to the following address:

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office

Attn: CCW Coordinator

28 N. Lower Sunset Drive

Sonora, CA 95370


All submissions will be reviewed by the Sheriff’s designee. If approved, firearms instructors will be notified in writing and shall be added to the list of approved instructors, maintained by the CCW Unit, to be placed on our website.