A CCW license is not issued indefinitely. A license can be valid for two, three or four years from the date of issue and must then be renewed. Renewal of a CCW license is not automatic. The licensee must re-apply with the Sheriff’s Department in order for the license to remain in effect. The process of application for renewal of a CCW is identical to steps 1 through 6 of the initial application process with two exceptions:
The applicant is required to undergo 4 hours of firearms training.
The applicant will not be re-fingerprinted but they must pay a fee (detailed in the approval package) to the Department of Justice to keep the prints on file.
The renewal application may be downloaded here or picked up in person at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which is located at 320 N. Flower Street 4th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92703.
No resident has the right to a license, nor is the Sheriff required to renew a license. By law, the Sheriff has the discretion to approve or deny CCW license applications as well as revoke licenses that have already been issued.
A license may contain any reasonable restrictions or conditions on its use. Restrictions or conditions (if any) are imposed at the sole discretion of the Sheriff. Receipt by the Sheriff’s Department of a CCW license application does not guarantee the issuance of a license