CCW - License To Carry a Concealed Weapon

Carrying a Concealed Weapon
San Jose Police Department’s Good Cause Statement


CCW Procedures - License to Carry a Concealed Weapon
(Updated March 19, 2014)

Members of the public wishing to obtain a CCW license under the standards articulated by the Ninth Circuit should be aware that the decision has not yet become final. Federal court rules prescribe a period of time which must elapse before the case is remanded to the District Court for further proceedings. All applications will continue to be received based on the current “good cause” standard. Applicants will be contacted by a member of the San Jose Police Department Permits Unit with instructions on how to move forward with the process.


In support of legislation enacted in CA Senate Bill 610 passed on September 1, 2011 and effective January 1, 2012, we have listed the San Jose Police Department's Good Cause Statement below.


Good cause shall exist if there is convincing evidence of a clear and present danger to life or of great bodily injury to the applicant, his (or her) spouse, or dependent child, which cannot be adequately dealt with by existing law enforcement resources, and which danger cannot be reasonably avoided by alternative measures, and which danger would be significantly mitigated by the applicant's carrying of a concealed firearm.


California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms,
Standard Initial and Renewal Application For License To Carry a Concealed Weapon


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