Pursuant to California Penal Code section 26155, the Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department may issue a license to a person to carry a pistol.

(CCW) Carry Concealed Weapon License Policy

Carry Concealed Weapon License Policy

Application for license to Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW)

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 26155, in the City of Los Angeles, the Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD” or “Department”) may issue a license to a person to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person upon proof that the person applying for the license is of good moral character, that good cause exists for the issuance of the license, that the person is a resident of the City of Los Angeles, and the person has completed a required course of training.

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 26205, the Department shall give written notice to the applicant if the license is denied within 90 days of the initial application for a new license or a license renewal or 30 days after receipt of the applicant’s criminal background check from the Department of Justice, whichever is later.