Obtain a Permit
CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT
The El Monte Police Department is aware of the recent Supreme Court decision New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen in regard to the issuance of concealed carry permits for firearms. EMPD has updated the Concealed Carry Permits (CCW) department policy, and CCW application and renewal process. For those El Monte residents who previously held a Concealed Carry Permits (CCW) issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, you will need to complete a new application with the El Monte Police Department.
The concealed weapons carry is governed by California Penal Code 26150-26225. Per the statute, applicants must meet the following criteria to eligible for a CCW issuance:
- Applicant is of good moral character.
- Applicant is a resident of the City of El Monte
- Applicant has completed a course of training as described in 26165 of the statute.
The Department of Justice has identified categories that are automatic disqualifiers for applicants in the CCW process. Please view the full list of Firearms Prohibiting Categories for additional information. Frequently Asked Questions | State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General
The CCW application and Live Scan fingerprint form can be downloaded on this page. Once completed return the application form in person or via the mail to the El Monte Police Department, Attention: CCW Permits. Complete your fingerprints at any Live Scan vendor location. The results will be sent digitally to EMPD Administration. A preliminary review, including a background and criminal history check, will be completed by a CCW Investigator. After the Phase I review is completed, you will be notified regarding the next phase in the application process. Do not attend a firearms safety course until instructed to do so by a CCW Investigator.
When applying, please ensure to complete all documents completely and provide all necessary supporting documents. Whether you are a new or renewal applicant, you must submit all of the documentation required even if you have provided similar documents on a previous CCW application. Lack of sufficient documentation is the most common reason for a delay or denial in the processing of a CCW application. Once the application is submitted and all required documents have been turned in, the background process is expected to take between 60-90 days to be completed. Applicants will be notified before the 90 days if their application was approved or denied.
During the application process, the applicant will be required to submit the items/documents listed below, along with their DOJ CCW application, at the El Monte Police Department.
- Valid California Driver’s License or ID Card if you do not possess a CA Driver's License
- Proof of El Monte Residency - At least two of the following documents showing your current address in the City of El Monte (Utility bill, lease/rental agreement, telephone bill, tax bill, etc.)
- DD-214/Orders (Military only)
- Certificate of Naturalization, Green Card, and/or Passport (If you were born outside the United
- CCW Permit (Renewals only)
- Additional documents may be requested at the discretion of the CCW Investigator.
For additional inquiries, related to a concealed carry weapon permit (new or renewal), contact the CCW unit at CCWapplications@empd.org.