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)

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

SFPD CCW Application Info

  1. All applicants must call to make an appointment for in-person drop-off at the Legal Division Court Liaison Unit for further direction. Please call (415) 553-1192 to contact them.
  2. Please bring your application and copy of identification which proves residency in San Francisco, California.

All applicants shall complete sections 1-5 of the California Department of Justice "Standard Application for License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW)." Sections 6, 7 and 8 must be completed IN PERSON at time of interview.

Questions about the CCW application process can be directed to the SFPD Legal Division at (415) 837-7394.

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