Concealed Weapon Permits

    ****************************************              Press Release 6-30-2020       *********************************************  
Starting on July 21, 2020, the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office will change the fingerprinting days to Tuesdays and Wednesdays only from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00pm. and you will no longer will need an appointment.
We do however still encourage physical distancing in the Justice Center lobby and wearing a personally owned mask or covering. Fingerprints will not be taken if someone is sick or coughing.

At your request, the Sheriffs Office can take your picture and signature when you turn in your application and the CCW permit can be mailed to you after it has been processed.
                                  *Important Application Processing notes:

 * It can take up 8 weeks to process your (New or Renewal) application depending on the volume of applications, so please turn it in a minimum of 2 months before it expires but no more than 3 months. 
You must turn in your completed application in person to the Sheriff's Office. Please do not mail your application in.

        *  The fees associated with the processing of your application will not be refunded even if your application is denied.

        * New, renewal and transfer applications can be picked up at the Sheriff's Receptionist window, Monday-Friday from 
           8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Submitting Your Application

Applications for a Concealed Weapon permit (CCW), must be submitted in person by the person making the application. Applications are turned into Ravalli County Sheriff's Office located on the main floor of the Ravalli County Courthouse. The fingerprint card will be included in the CCW application packet  if picked up in person, if you print the packet from our website, the fingerprint card will be issued to you when you come in to do your fingerprints. You must show a completed CCW application to the person that is fingerprinting you, otherwise you will be charged a fee for each fingerprint card. Fingerprinting takes place in the Detention Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only between 11:00am-2:00pm Please call the detention center to make your appointment @ 406-375-4080. Also, you must wear a personally owned face mask or face covering.
We offer our Concealed Weapons’ Applications online. To access and print, click on one of the links listed below.
  • new CCW permit requires: a completed application, a Current Montana driver’s license , Cash, or a check in the amount of $65.00, non-refundable, made payable to Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office, a firearm safety certificate or Military DD-214 and fingerprint cards.
  • renewal CCW permit requires: a completed renewal application, driver’s license, a check for $35.00, non-refundable, made payable to Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office, and a current Ravalli County CCW permit. If the current CCW permit is even one (1) day over the expiration, the entire process must be started over as if applying for a new permit.
  • If you are renewing anything other than a Ravalli County CCW, In State or from a state that Montana recognizes, and your permit is not expired, you will pay the renewal fee of $35.00 but you MUST complete the New Application, and fingerprints because your permit is New to Ravalli County.
  • Please submit your renewal at least 30 days in advance but no more than 90 days.

Transfer Permits

Transfers from other Montana cities or towns, need a completed transfer form, a copy of their unexpired Montana CCW permit, and a copy of their Montana driver’s license. You must renew your Transferred CCW permit prior to your expiration date on your other Montana County Permit.

Ravalli County Sheriff's Office only recognizes and issues four year permits.

We do not accept Transferals  from other states, you must go through the application process.

Status After Filing:

The Sheriff’s Office will call you when your CCW permit is ready and you will be asked to make an appointment to pick it up.

For information on the status of your CCW application and the issuance of a permit, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 406-375-4060.