Disqualification, Denial, Revocation, Renewal Refusal and Appeal: The Sheriff and the Concealed Handgun Permit Team take this process very seriously. Each member supports the Constitution of the United States and will work diligently and honestly to process your application. There are, however, factors that can disqualify applicants in addition to the obvious disqualifiers such as felony and domestic violence convictions. Multiple alcohol, drug and/or weapons-related arrests, proven untruthfulness, poor decision making, or inadequate training can together form an overall profile that makes an applicant unsuitable as a candidate for a Concealed Handgun Permit. Please consider carefully whether your background or personal circumstances could present an unfavorable overall picture. If your application is denied, and the denial is upheld after your appeal process is exhausted, your fees are not refundable. For more information on the appeal process go to the FAQ section below.
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.