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FAQs:  Concealed Handgun Permits

Where can I carry with the concealed handgun permit that is issued in Colorado?

In Colorado the permit is issued at the county level only to Colorado residents is valid in Colorado and up to 33 other states. Of these, Vermont does not require a permit.

Colorado residents MUST have a permit issued in Colorado in order to carry in Colorado (as of July 2007) which will not even consider accepting a permit from another state unless it is carried by a resident of the issuing state.

The following map shows this Colorado permit "carry coverage" in green which is subject to change in a given state at any time without prior notice here.

Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit Carry Map Nov 2013

 

The permit is valid for 5 years and may be renewed for additional 5-year periods.

How much does it cost to renew the concealed handgun permit issued in Colorado?

The renewal cost may vary slightly from county to county but is generally in the $50 range give or take.

Where are concealed handgun permit applications submitted in Colorado?

In Denver and Broomfield, applications are taken by the Police Department. In all other counties, applications are made at the Sheriff's Office. All applications must be made in person and an appointment may be required in some counties.

Each county may have a different procedure for accepting applications which is usually listed in detail in an information packet on their website.

How much is the application fee for the concealed handgun permit issued in Colorado?

The maximum fee amount is $152.50 which is $52.50 to the state and up to $100 to the county. Some counties charge less than the maximum.

How long is the concealed handgun permit issued in Colorado valid?

Five years.

 

What is the best way to expand my carry coverage if I am a Colorado resident with a local permit?

Unlike Colorado, some states will issue a concealed handgun permit to a non-resident. Some of these permits may be accepted in states when carried by a Colorado resident where the permit issued in Colorado is not accepted.

For example, the permit issued in Colorado is not accepted in the state of Washington. However, the Utah permit is valid in Washington and can be issued to non-residents of Utah.

Which "extra" concealed handgun permit is best if I am a Colorado resident with a local permit?

Adding the Utah permit will expand your Colorado carry coverage by 2 states: WA & NV whereas adding the Florida permit will expand it by only 1 state: NV.

The Utah permit for non-residents costs $47 for the first 5 years and then $15 to renew for each additional 5-year period.

Now, in order to apply for the Utah permit you must first have your permit issued first in your home state and you must complete a Utah course which is available from us from $49.

How can I get a permit that will allow me to carry in Nevada?

If you don't want to travel to Nevada and take an approved course there then apply in the same county for a Nevada permit, you can apply for the Arizona permit as a non-resident.

If you have a permit issued in Colorado, adding the Arizona permit, you will expand your carry coverage by 3 states: NV, VA & ME.

Okay, what then are my concealed carry course options at PROFIRE USA?

If you already have a CO permit, take our 201-UT course and then apply for both the UT and AZ permits which will expand your carry coverage up to to 37 states by adding WA, NV, VA & ME to the states you get with your CO permit.

If you don't have a CO permit yet, take our 201-CO + 201-UT courses and then apply for all 3 permits (CO + UT + AZ*) for carry in up to 37 states!

If you want only the permit issued in Colorado, take our 201-CO course.

If you already have your CO permit and you want to add only the UT permit, you can take just our 201-UT add-on course.

For courses with a live-fire range session, students may use their own handgun and ammunition or usually rent a handgun and purchase ammunition from the range.

For courses with a range session, students may use their own handgun and ammunition or usually rent a handgun and purchase ammunition from the range. The course of fire is 25 rounds.

Colorado and Utah do not require a live-fire range session for their permits while it is required when applying for permits from certain other states. We offer both a live-fire and SIM-FIRE™ session with our 201-CO course depending upon each student's experience level. Please call or use our contact form for more information.