Completing the Application
All applicants will need to complete the California Department of Justice (DOJ) BOF 4012 application.
- Read through the application and sign Public Disclosure Admonition (top of page 3) in the presence of CCW Processor at the Covina Police Department (CPD)
- Complete section 1-5 prior to arrival to the CPD
- Read Section 6 but do not sign until CPD Investigator initial interview
- Complete section 7
- Read Section 8 but do not sign until CPD Investigator initial interview
Answering all the questions on the application does not guarantee the issuance of a CCW license. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority. Pursuant to California Penal Code section 26160, each licensing authority will have a written policy summarizing their requirements for issuance of a CCW license. In addition, prior to issuing a CCW license, the state statutes require proof that:
- The applicant is of good moral character
- The applicant meets residence requirements
- The course of training prescribed by the licensing authority has been completed
The applicant will certify under penalty of perjury that all answers provided in the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. The applicant will also acknowledge that information disclosed on this application may be subject to public disclosure.
Upon completion of the application, the applicant will need to submit various documents with their application. The application and associated documents must be given to a CCW Processor at the CPD (Monday-Thursday 0800-1600 hours). Upon receiving the application and associated documents, applicants will pay the non-refundable initial licensing fee (see fee schedule). Applicants will be given an incident number by the CCW Processor which will be assigned to the CCW application. The application and associated documents will be forwarded to the Professional Standards Sergeant.
The Professional Standards Sergeant will review the application and documents accepted by the CCW processor. The Professional Standards Sergeant may request additional documents if applicable and provide the applicant the modified LIVESCAN document for the applicant to complete. The applicant will be required to complete the LIVESCAN process at an approved LIVESCAN facility. Fees associated to the LIVESCAN process are the responsibility of the applicant.
The Professional Standards Sergeant will then assign the applicant to a CPD Investigator. The CPD Investigator will notify the applicant to submit to a psychological test by the Department approved psychologist at the cost of the applicant of $150.00. Completion of the psychological test must be forwarded to the CPD Investigator.
Upon receiving notification of the completed psychological test and LIVESCAN background results, the CPD Investigator will schedule your initial interview. During the interview, the submitted application, documents and other pertinent information will be reviewed with the applicant.
After the initial interview, the CPD Investigator will continue the background investigation and advise the applicant to complete the required firearms training from an approved Department trainer (see Hyperlink below). Applicants will need to send proof of completion of this training to the CPD Investigator.
Upon receiving the completed proof of firearms training, the CPD Investigator will forward the completed application, documents and other pertinent information including investigative findings to the Professional Standards Sergeant. The Professional Standards Sergeant may direct the applicant to a polygraph examination if applicable at the cost of the Department.
The Professional Standards Sergeant will then forward the completed application, documents, and other pertinent information including investigative findings to the Chief of Police or authorized designee. The Chief of Police or authorized designed will then schedule a final interview with the applicant. The Chief of Police or authorized designee has the final approval authority to grant the CCW license. If granted, the applicant will pay the balance of the licensing fee (see fee schedule) and be issued an approved CCW license (ID card).
The Department may deny the applicant at any time during the application process. Notification will be made to the applicant if their application is being denied.
California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provide that a Sheriff of a county or the Chief or other head of a municipal police department of any city, or city and county, may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (CCW license).
The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 (a Sheriff or the Chief or other head of a municipal police department) may issue a license to persons who are of good moral character and who have completed a course of training. All applicants for a CCW license will be fingerprinted (LIVESCREEN) and state and federal records will be checked to determine if they are eligible to possess firearms.
If applying for a NEW or INITIAL CCW license, an 8 to 16-hour firearms training course must be completed prior to issuance.
If applying for a RENEWAL CCW license, completion of a 4-hour firearms training course is required prior to issuance.
The Covina Police Department does not currently process CCW Renewals. Residents seeking CCW renewals should contact the issuing agency. All applicants at this time will be handled as new or initial applicants.
If the licensee is applying for a CCW license AMENDMENT (see attached Hyperlink). An amendment may include a name change, address change and/or deleting/adding a firearm to the license. Additional documents may be required based on the amendment being sought.
PRIOR TO FILLING OUT THE INITIAL APPLICATION AND/OR AMENDMENT
Be sure each firearm (maximum of three firearms) you are listing on your CCW application/license is registered to you or your spouse/domestic partner. The firearm cannot be registered to any other person or family member.
Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW)-General Information & Fee Schedule
Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is required for responsible firearm ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.
In California, the Sheriffs and their staff are required to follow state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing CCW licenses.
Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, processing times, and appointment times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, the applicant will be scheduled for an interview(s) with the Department for a new CCW license. We accept cash, personal or business checks, money orders and cashier’s checks. Payment must be made at the Covina Police Department.
(Does Not Include DOJ/Live Scan Fingerprinting Fees)
- New Standard (2 Years) $100.00 ($20.00 N.R.* / $80.00 Upon Issuance)
- New Judicial (3 Years) $100.00 ($20.00 N.R.* / $80.00 Upon Issuance)
- New Reserve Police Officer (4 Years) $100.00 ($20.00 N.R.* / $80.00 Upon Issuance)
Amendment of Current License:
(Includes DOJ Fee)
- All Amendments/Duplicates $10.00
If you have any questions, please contact us at:
Covina Police Department
Attn: CCW Team
444 North Citrus Avenue
Covina, CA 91723