Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) Information and Application

Per the Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the good cause requirement is no longer required and will not be considered by the San Francisco Police Department.​

Please read the San Francisco Police Department CCW Licensing Policy which summarizes the criteria that the San Francisco Police Department considers when reviewing applications for a license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW license):

Download the San Francisco Police Department Carrying Concealed Weapon Policy (PDF)

Download the Standard Application for License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW) (PDF)

Download the Concealed Carry Weapons Training Standard (PDF)

Download the Identification and Residency Documents

You may also visit the CA Attorney General's website which contains pertinent laws related to all firearms and up-to-date information.

SFPD CCW Application Info

  1. Print or download the standard application for a license to carry a concealed weapon. Please note that the standard application can be downloaded on a computer and filled out electronically.
  2. Complete, read, and sign sections 1 through 5, as directed. Do not sign sections 7 and 8.
  3. Sections 7 and 8 must be completed in the presence of a member of the SFPD CCW Unit.
  4. Email the CCW Unit to make an appointment for an in-person drop-off. Please send the email to [email protected].
  5. The CCW Unit will advise you with the required documents and proof of residency documents (outlined in the Identification and Residency Documents Form listed above) to bring to your appointment.

Contact Us

The two ways to get a hold of us are via email or phone call.  Our priority is to keep our application process smooth and efficient and, due to staffing availability and competing daily priorities, we recommend emailing our office to set up an appointment and for future correspondence.

Phone: 1-415-575-7145

Email: [email protected]

Location: 1245 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

San Francisco Police Department

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