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Application Submission Hours in Mesa County: Concealed Handgun Permit applications are accepted without an appointment at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding observed holidays. CHP Applications are NOT accepted at our substation or any other location, only at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction.

As you consider getting a CHP, we strongly recommend you read our CHP instructions packet in its entirety before you begin.

Special Note: Starting February 4, 2013, we are limiting the days (see schedule above) of accepting CHP applications due to staffing shortage as a result of prior budget cuts combined with very recent spikes in applications submitted to our agency. Currently, CHP applications are taking 90 days to process. If you have a renewal, you can and we highly encourage you to, submit the renewal packet 120 days BEFORE your permit expires. You will avoid a lapse in your permit by submitting it that early.

Medical & Personal Use Amounts of Marijuana: While the Colorado Constitution allows for an affirmative defense for the personal possession of marijuana and/or if the individual possessing marijuana has a valid state registry card or falls under the rules of the Colorado Medical Marijuana registry as a caregiver, possession of marijuana, while legal under Colorado law is still a violation under Federal law. For the purpose of issuing concealed handgun permits, possession of or use of marijuana is still a disqualifying factor. If you possess marijuana in any form, you must answer question #8 (under applicant history) on the CHP application form, in the affirmative.



Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Before 2003
If you received your Concealed Handgun Permit before May 19, 2003, you are "grandfathered" into the new law. Just renew your permit when it expires under the new rules (go to "Renewals" section for more information).

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