Remember, this is all in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and NOT intended to describe permanent changes. Once our public health situation normalizes, they will go back to business as usual. The situation has been further complicated because the outbreak happened at the same time they are implementing a new computer system to run the CCW application process.
From the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department:
“All of this is very fluid with the current state of affairs. There may come a time where CCW Instructors may not be able to give the safety course. For initial applicants we will be able to extend the time frame for them to take the class but will not be able to issue the permit until the requirement has been fulfilled. The same would hold true for renewals, should their permit expire they will not be required to start over but we could not issue until the safety course is completed.”
- Are you taking new CCW appointments?
We currently have suspended taking initial appointments while we are integrating the appointments we currently have on the books into our new online system. We have started contacting those with Initial appointments starting the last two weeks of March and after to download their application into Permitium. This is not open to the general public until April 1, 2020, each person we contact is given a one-time link to use. Beginning April 1st, the website will be available to the public. They will be able to go to our website and click on the link to submit their applications and make an appointment.
- What do people do about renewals?
Right now renewals are still making appointments and coming into the office to be processed.
- What about people who had appointments in March and April?
As stated in the first response, we are contacting them to submit online with a one-time link, if we are unable to contact them, they should come into the office as scheduled.
- Is licensing open for business?
Yes, we have posted a notice on our website, that we will not be doing any fingerprinting for the public at this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing. If in doubt, please call Licensing at 858-974-2020. We are limiting the number of people in our lobby at any given time.
- What do you want people to know?
Please do not come into our office if you don't have to, any questions call us and watch our website for updates.
NOTE: The number for licensing is 858-974-2020
Please only call them if you absolutely must speak to someone. Please do not call the clerks or managers directly right now. They are too busy.