Shasta County’s Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permit process transitioning to online system

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Beginning Monday, May 17, to streamline the process for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) licenses the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will be transitioning to a new online system. This system, called “Permitium”, will allow the public to go online 24 hours a day, turn in new and renewal applications electronically, and submit payment.

The link to this new system will be found on the CCW page of the Sheriff’s Office website


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The requirement for applicants to be fingerprinted and have a background check performed will not change but this system will eliminate the need for applicants to make multiple trips to the Sheriff’s Office. Other ways this new process will improve efficiency include:

  • Replacing the current system where CCW applicants have to print applications, fill them out by hand and submit them in person.
  • The program will ensure all required information has been entered to avoid possible delays.
  • Users can submit required documentation (firearms safety course certificate, etc.) by uploading images of them directly using a scanner or smartphone photo.
  • Applicants will be notified via text and/or e-mail that their application has been submitted and will receive updates on the progress of their application.
  • The interview process for new applicants may be virtual in some cases.
  • Those renewing their license will not have to visit the office unless they are adding a new firearm (renewal applications will now be accepted 90 days from when your permit is due to expire, extending the previous 30-day limit).

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The last day forms will be accepted at the drop box outside the Sheriff’s Administration building on Park Marina Drive in Redding will be Friday, May 14th. All previously submitted applications to that point will still be processed.

The online system can be accessed by personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. Options for those who do not have internet access at home include, requesting to use devices that belong to trusted family or friends, public libraries, and retail copy centers.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is committed to helping the public as we make this transition. Those with questions about the CCW Permit application process can call (530) 245-6000, option 8.

Contact the editor:

Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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