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New Permit Application Requirements  

An applicant must complete the permit application form and return it, in person, to the Sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides, to which the applicant maintains a secondary residence or owns or leases real property used by the applicant in a business, or to the Sheriff that previously issued a permit to the applicant.

The applicant shall sign the completed permit application in person, before a notary public; upon a sworn oath that the applicant knows the content of the permit application and that the information contained in the permit application is true and correct.

Applications submitted to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office should be unsigned. When presented, the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Records Division staff will notarize the application.

Submit and/or pick-up an application in person at:  

  • Mesa County Sheriff's Office
  • Attn: Records Division
  • 215 Rice Street
  • Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501
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You can also download and print our Application here, or request an application be mailed to you by calling (970) 244-3500, Ext. 0. If you chose to download the application, please download and read the accompanying Concealed Handgun Permit Information Packet thoroughly. It provides all the information you need to know to complete your application.

The application fee for a new CHP is $102.50 payable by cash, personal check, cashier's check or money order. Cash must be in the exact amount; make checks and money orders payable to Mesa County Sheriff's Office or MCSO.

It is required that all applicants be fingerprinted to conduct a thorough background investigation and comply with state and federal laws. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office will obtain fingerprints during the application submission process. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office will also photograph the applicant at the time of permit issuance.

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