General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.

In California, the Police Department are required to follow strict state and local guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon licenses. Due to the detailed nature involved with conducting these background checks, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, the applicant will be asked to schedule an interview appointment for a new Concealed Carry Weapon license.

If the applicant is RENEWING a Concealed Carry Weapon license in the city of Montebello, they may not apply until 30 days before the expiration date listed on their current Concealed Carry Weapon license.

Please read the requirements section below to make sure you have all the information required for applying for a Concealed Carry Weapon License.



Type of Permit Standard 2 Year

Initial Fee
Paid on submission of your application


Issuance Fee
Paid upon the approval of the application
Renewal Fee $25.00
Duplicate/Modification Fee $10.00
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      • Appointments for Concealed Carry Weapon licenses will be processed between Tuesdays.
      • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Carry Weapon license.


Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.


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CCW Information

Concealed Carry Weapon License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements


For the complete Montebello PD CCW Policy, CLICK HERE


California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provide that a Sheriff of a county or the Chief or other head of municipal police department of any city, or city and county, may issue a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person (Concealed Carry Weapon license).

Who May be Issued a License

The licensing authority specified in Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 may issue a license to persons who meet residential requirements and have completed a course of training. All applicants for a Concealed Carry Weapon license will be fingerprinted and state and federal records will be checked to determine if they are eligible to possess firearms. Click here to view all categories that would prohibit a person from possessing firearms and being granted a Concealed Carry Weapon license.

Prior to Filling Out This Application

  • Be prepared to scan a copy of your valid California Driver’s license or California Identification card, which reflects your current City of Montebello address.
  • Be prepared to scan copies of two proof of residency document - current and consecutive utility bills/statements that are in your name and reflect your current address in the City of Montebello. If you do not have utility bills in your name, residency documentation provided must be a monthly recurring bill. Mortgage statements and annual bills are NOT accepted. Past due bills/statements are NOT accepted.
  • Be sure that each firearm you plan on listing on your Concealed Carry Weapon license is on record in the state of California in your name or your spouse’s name and that documentation is available to be submitted with the application.

For NEW (Initial) CCW applications, you must also provide:

  • Three (3) Character reference letters from individuals, not family members.  References must be over 21 years old and list a current phone number and/or email address.

Completing the Application

Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Carry Weapon license. The determination of whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority.

The following pages include standardized questions that assist in the determination as to whether a Concealed Carry Weapon license may be issued. In addition to answering these questions, the applicant will be interviewed and go through a background investigation.

The applicant will certify under penalty of perjury that all answers provided in the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. The applicant will also acknowledge that information disclosed on this application may be subject to public disclosure.

Training Required

If applying for a NEW Concealed Carry Weapon license a course approved by the Montebello Police Department must be completed prior to permit issuance. This course will be a minimum of 16 hours.

If applying for a RENEWAL Concealed Carry Weapon license, a 4-hour course approved by the Montebello Police Department must be completed prior to permit issuance.

If applying for a MODIFICATION to your current Concealed Carry Weapon license that includes a firearm change, you will need to submit training certifications from a training vendor approved by the Montebello Police Department.

  • The Montebello Police Department recognizes only select training facilities to satisfy your qualification certification. Training from any other facility will not be accepted. Approved training facilities are listed HERE

For More Information, Contact:

Montebello Police Department


1600 W. Beverly Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90640

Telephone: (323) 887-1313


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453