Carry a Concealed Weapon - CCW License

The San Gabriel Police Department is now accepting applications for our CCW license program.  

You must read and comply with all the information below before proceeding to apply. 

The San Gabriel Police Department is now accepting applications from qualified residents who wish to obtain a Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license. The CCW license program allows qualified individuals to carry an approved, concealed firearm on their person for the purposes of self-protection. CCW license applications are processed through a convenient, online process which takes approximately 90-120 days to complete. CCW licenses are valid for two years from the date of issuance.


In order to qualify for a CCW license, an applicant must be: 

  • A U.S. Citizen. 
  • A resident of the City of San Gabriel (Penal Codes § 26150 and § 26155).
  • At least 21 years of age (Penal Code § 29610). 
  • Fully complete an application that will include substantial personal information, much of which may be subject to public access under the Public Records Act. 
  • Free from criminal convictions that would disqualify the applicant from carrying a firearm. See DOJ Firearms Prohibiting Categories
  • Of good moral character (Penal Codes § 26150 and § 26155). 
  • Pay all associated application fees including those that may be required by any third-party provider, the Department of Justice, and the cost of the LiveScan provider. Fees will not be refunded if the application is denied. 
  • Provide proof of ownership and registration of any firearm associated with the license. 
  • 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. 
  • Consuming marijuana, in any form, 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 CCW 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 Codes § 29800 and § 29900, Welfare and Institutions Codes § 8100 and § 8103, or any state and/or federal laws. 
  • 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. 




  1. Apply online through MyCCW
  2. Complete the California Department of Justice (DOJ) application.
  3. Initial review of the application by a background investigator. 
  4. Interview with a background investigator and a review of required documents. 
  5. Criminal history check through LiveScan fingerprinting. 
  6. Thorough background check. 
  7. Psychological review. 
  8. Completion of an approved CCW firearm safety course and weapon(s) qualification. 
  9. Final interview with the San Gabriel Chief of Police and issuance of CCW license. 

*CCW licenses will not be issued for employment purposes.