Concealed Handgun Permit

Handgun In order to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Colorado you must have a permit.

The law changed May 18, 2003, to enable citizens to carry a statewide permit. Please see the permit application link below for more information. For questions, call (970) 400-2865.


Applications must be returned to Weld County Sheriff's Office Administration Building, 1950 O St. in Greeley. Applications are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applications also are processed by appointment at the Southwest Substation, 4209 CR 24 ½ in Longmont. Call (720) 652-4215 to make an appointment.

Concealed Handgun Permit applications must be filled out completely. If the address on the front of the applicant's driver’s license doesn't match the current address, and you don't have proof of your current address, the application will not be accepted. Acceptable documents for proof of address include:

  • Vehicle Registration
  • Electric bill
  • Sewer bill
  • Lease agreement
  • Town Bill
  • Gas bill
  • Mortgage statement
  • Property tax statement

Renewal Process:

As of January 7, 2016, there is no longer a waiting period for Concealed Handgun Permit renewals. Renewals can be completed on the spot at the Weld County Sheriff's Office Administration Building, 1950 O St. in Greeley.

However, if the renewal applicant has undergone a name change since first acquiring a CHP, such as by marriage, divorce or preference, state law requires a copy of the court documents or marriage certificate be included with the paperwork to verify the applicant's identity. State law also requires a fresh set of fingerprints be included for renewal applicants who have undergone a name change.

ATTENTION: If you are retired law enforcement with a concealed handgun permit with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and need to get your qualification done, please call Deputy J.D. Broderius at (970) 400-4027.