Requirements for Obtaining a Concealed Carry Weapon License

Must be a resident of the City of Menifee (Penal Code § 26150 and Penal Code § 26155)

Be at least 21 years of age (Penal Code § 29610).

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Fully complete an application that will include substantial personal information-much of which may be subject to public access under the Public Records Act.

Be free from criminal convictions that would disqualify the applicant from carrying a firearm-see DOJ Firearms Prohibiting Categories.

Be of good moral character (Penal Code § 26150 and Penal Code § 26155).

Show good cause for the issuance of the license (Penal Code § 26150 and Penal Code § 26155).

Pay all associated application fees including those that may required by any third-party provider as well as fees required by the Department of Justice and the cost of the LiveScan (fees will not be refunded if the application is denied).

Provide proof of ownership and registration of any firearm associated with the license.

Be free from any psychological conditions that might make the applicant unsuitable for carrying a firearm (Penal Code § 26190).

Complete required firearms safety training (Penal Code § 26165).



The Chief of Police may place special restrictions limiting the time, place, manner and circumstances under which any license shall be valid.  In general, these restrictions will prohibit the licensee from:

Being under the influence of any medication or drug while armed.

Committing any crime.

Consuming any alcoholic beverages while armed.

Falsely representing him/herself as a peace officer.

Interfering with any law enforcement officer's duties.

Loading the permitted firearm with illegal ammunition.

Refusing to display his/her license or firearm for inspection upon demand of any peace officer.

Unjustified or unreasonable displaying of a firearm.



Any Concealed Carry Weapons license may be immediately revoked by the Chief of Police for any of the following reasons:

The licensee has violated any of the restrictions or conditions placed upon the license.

The licensee becomes psychologically unsuitable to carry a firearm.

The licensee is determined to be within a prohibited class described in Penal Code § 29800, Penal Code § 29900, Welfare and Institutions Code § 8100, Welfare and Institutions Code § 8103 or any state or federal law.

The licensee engages in any conduct which involves a lack of good moral character or that might otherwise remove the good cause for the original issuance of the license.


License Process

Apply online through

Complete the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Application, also available online through

Initial review of the application by a background investigator.

Interview with a background investigator and a review of required documents.

Criminal history check through LiveScan fingerprinting.

Thorough background check.

Psychological Review.

Completion of an approved CCW Firearm Safety Course and Weapon(s) Qualification.

Final interview with the Chief of the Menifee Police Department and issuance of CCW license.



Good Cause Statements

Good Cause statements must be thorough and convey an appropriate need for a CCW permit to be issued.  Good Cause statements should clearly articulate an actual or perceived belief that a CCW permit is necessary to ensure personal security or a protection of loved ones.  Any evidence to support your Good Cause statement should be provided at the time of the application.

CCW permits will not be issued for employment purposes.


For more information, please contact:

Sgt. Paul Barbieri

Menifee Police Department




How many firearms can I carry?

CCW licenses are restricted to 3 qualified firearms.  Firearms must be registered in the Applicant’s name or the Applicant’s spouse’s name, and the Applicant must qualify with each firearm they intend to list on their CCW license.

.22 caliber handguns of any type will not be an accepted firearm by the Menifee Police Department.

How long is a CCW license valid?

A standard CCW license is valid for a 2-year period from the issue date

What are the fees associated with obtaining a CCW license?

Processing Fee (set by approved vendor)                       

  • $298 (initial) / $248 (renewal)

Application Fee                      

  • $100 (initial) / $25 (renewal)

Update Fee                            

  • $10


  • $25 (rolling fee) in addition to fees set by the State

Psychological Review             

  • Varies / set by Approved Psychologist

Firearm Safety Course           

  • Varies / set by Approved Vendor
Do I have to apply for a CCW license in the city I live in?

Those who wish to apply for a CCW license may also apply directly to the Sheriff’s department of the county in which they live.  If you live in Riverside County, you may contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department or call (951) 486-2856 to apply for a CCW license.

What if I move to a new residence within the City of Menifee?

You have 10 days to notify the Menifee Police Department of your change of residence.  Go online to get the BOF 4502 CCW License Amendment Form.  Complete and sign the form, Print and submit it to Sergeant Paul Barbieri at the Menifee Police Department.

What if I move to a new residence outside of the City of Menifee?

You have 10 days to notify the Menifee Police Department of your change of residence.  You have a 90 day grace period to apply for a CCW with the jurisdiction of your new residence.  CCW’s are NOT transferable.  You must surrender your Menifee CCW card to us after you receive your CCW from your new agency.