YOLO COUNTY CCW PERMITS
Yolo County CCW permits and issuance criteria, training requirements and other information can be found on
this page with Best Handgun Training, as well as the link below, to the Yolo County Sheriff's Department. We
are certified CA DOJ Instructors for Yolo County.
Upon approval of your Yolo County CCW application, you will be required to complete at least
a 16 hour CCW training over 2 days, including demonstrating the ability to safely (and proficiently)
handle and use the handguns (up to 3) to be on your permit, and you must "qualify with each weapon to be on
your permit, by specific serial number. The gun(s) must be registered to you or a spouse or registered
Obtaining a CCW (carry concealed weapons) permit in Northern CA is much easier than many bay area and Southern
CA counties. It is each Sheriff's policy which dictates whether you are able to receive a CCW, or not. The state of
CA requires that each applicant shall have good cause. Many Sheriff's in CA have determined that "good cause" shall
be personal protection or self defense. This is NOT the case with Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto. You shall
establish a "good cause" for your CCW permit. At Best Handgun Training, we may be able to assist you with
your specific and particular ideas for "good cause" which may apply to your specific case.
You must schedule an appointment directly with the Yolo County Sheriff Department, CCW division. You shall
demonstrate good moral character, prove that you are an outstanding resident of Yolo County, and be prepared
to undergo a thorough and complete background check. We recommend going through your CCW application process,
including your interview and background check prior to attending the Yolo County CCW training, although it is not
required to do so before your CCW class for Yolo County. .
Do yourself a huge favor, and take the BEST training course available, and do not allow any shortcuts when
taking this training. In CA, unfortunately, it is a "privilege" and not a right to be issued a CCW. Training is
very important, and selecting the best instructor should be a very important factor, when you will be carrying a
concealed weapon everyday. Regardless of the number of days, or how long the training is, or how far away the
training center is, it is very crucial to know the laws of the state of CA, and particularly knowing the laws when
it comes down to self defense, and where you are not allowed to carry weapons, etc., rather than just
demonstrating that you can shoot a gun at a range.
At BEST Handgun Training, you will walk away with a tremendous amount of knowledge, and you will be well
prepared to carry concealed weapons.
For more information on obtaining a concealed weapons permit as a Yolo County resident, or to apply for
your Yolo County CCW permit, visit the Yolo County Sheriff's Department CCW website.