License to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
The Truckee Chief of Police is authorized to issue CCW licenses to residents of the Town of Truckee only. If you live outside of the town limits, you must apply for a CCW license with the agency having law enforcement jurisdiction in your area.
Who May Be Issued a License:
The Chief of Police or his designee may issue a license to persons who are of good moral character, who have completed a course of training, and where good cause exists for issuance of the CCW license.
Issuing a CCW license is at the sole discretion of the Chief of Police or his/her designee. Answering all the questions on the standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a CCW license. The license, if issued, may contain certain restrictions as to the time, place and conditions under which the applicant may carry a concealed weapon.
To view the current CCW Policy Manual, click here.
What You Will Need to Do:
- Complete a CCW Application. (Click here for application) Please complete all blank fields including Section 7 (Investigator’s Interview Notes). Do not sign the application. Signatures must be witnessed by Truckee Police Department personnel when turning in the application.
- Turn in your completed CCW Application to the Truckee Police Department records bureau along with the following: Three letters of character reference (originals). Letters must contain the writer’s name, address and a phone number where they can be reached at during business hours. The letter writer should state that he/she is aware the applicant is applying for a CCW license. (Letters from family members are not acceptable.)
- You will be required to pay non-refundable application fee of $22 at the time you turn in your application and you will also sign a CCW acknowledgement form.
- You may be contacted by the Chief of Police or his/her designee to go over your application. An in-person interview may be set up to determine your need and good cause for the issuance of the CCW license.
- If you are successful with your interview, you will be instructed to proceed to the next phase of the process. During the next phase, you will be instructed to be fingerprinted by Livescan fingerprint services and have a photo taken (Livescan fee is $93). You will also be instructed to turn in proof of a state mandated firearms training course. (The Truckee Police Department requires an eight (8) hour training course which includes instruction on firearm safety and the law regarding the permissible use of a firearm and also proficiency with the weapon(s) to be on the license).
- You will be notified if you are approved or declined. This process can take months depending on when the Truckee Police Department receives back the DOJ and FBI clearance notices. If you are denied, you will be notified in writing.
- If you are approved, you will pay the final license fee when you pick up your license.
- If you change your address, you have ten (10) days to notify the Truckee Police Department of the change and to make arrangements to have your file and CCW license updated.
- Effective January 1, 1999, a standard Carry Concealed Weapon license is valid for two (2) years from the date of issuance.
Renewals are granted only if the conditions supporting the original license still exist in the opinion of the Chief of Police or his/her designee and nothing has occurred involving the applicant that would prohibit the renewal of the license. Renewals can be requested no earlier than ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date on the original license.
What You Will Need to Do:
- Complete the CCW Renewal Application (Click here for Renewal Application) and pay the non-refundable application fee. You will also need to sign a new CCW acknowledgement form when turning in your application.
- You will be notified if your renewal application has been denied or granted.
- If your renewal is granted, you will need to provide to the Truckee Police Department proof of the required firearms training course. (For license renewals, the course may be of four (4) hours in length.)
- When picking up your license, you will need to provide a check/money order made payable to the Department of Justice in the amount of $52.
- If your renewal is denied, you will be notified in writing within 90 days of the application.