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Better service, reduced wait time

To provide better service and reduce wait times, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office accepts Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) applications by appointment only.

Please use the new online service to schedule future appointments, submit your application, and pay at your convenience.

Photograph of 9mm gun, clip, bullets, and concealed carry permit.

Important information

New and renewal applications must be submitted electronically.

No walk-in appointments are available. If you are changing your name or address or requesting a replacement permit, please use the online application process.

Concealed Handgun Permit applications must be submitted to the county sheriff’s office where you reside, own property, or own a business.

Applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of application.

Learn more about Concealed Handgun Permit Statutes in Colorado.

Before you start your application

Applications are submitted online using a third-party service called Permitium.

Before you begin, have a copy of the following documents:

  • Colorado Government photo ID
  • Handgun training certificate that includes the original signature of the class instructor (online classes, home study, and hunter safety courses will not be accepted)
  • Proof of Mesa County residency if ID states otherwise
Screenshot from the Apply for a Concealed Handgun Carry Permit System.

Ready to apply?

Start Application

Once your online application is complete, you will be directed to submit payment and schedule an in-person appointment to complete your application.

Ready for your scheduled appointment?

Have a copy of your Colorado Government photo ID and training certificate ready.

All appointments are scheduled through the online application process.


  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)


215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

When you arrive for your scheduled appointment

  • Please allow at least 30 minutes to complete the in-person application process. You will be fingerprinted, and a photo will be taken. You must bring a valid government-issued picture ID.
  • It may take up to 90 days to complete your application. You will receive an email or text notification when your permit is ready to pick up.
  • Fees are non-refundable.


  • The fee for a new application is $102.50.
  • Renewal application fees are $48.00.
  • A late fee of $15.00 will be added to the renewal application if the permit is expired less than 6 months (if your permit has expired, you may no longer carry concealed).
  • If your permit has expired past 6 months, you must apply for a new permit.
  • Payment is due at the time of submitting the online application.
  • Minimal processing fees may apply.

No Shoot Zone

Visit our Law Enforcement Boundaries map system and select the "No Shooting Zones" filter to view the areas in Mesa County designated as No Shooting Zones.

Mesa County map per Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Resolution 87-18.

The No Shoot Zone only applies to:

  • Public land within the No Shoot Zone.
  • It does not apply to Private Land.
  • Federal lands and municipalities have their own regulations.
  • It is your responsibility to know the laws and regulations.