Concealed Handgun Permit

Concealed carry permits require a criminal background check.  You must be 21 years of age, have proof of an approved firearms safety course and provide evidence of residency in Lake County.  Applications must be received by the Sheriff or Undersheriff.   Applicants, please ensure your instructor is certified and; approved by the Lake County Sheriff prior to your course.  


$50.00 permit fee payable to the Lake County Sheriff's Office (Cash or check)

$52.50 Fingerprint and Background fee payable to CBI (Certified funds only)

Renewals are $25.00 with proof of firearms safety course and evidence of residency plus $13.00 for CBI Instacheck.  CBI payments must be in the form of a certified check or money order. 

Proof of residency may include: Utility bill, Current/Valid State ID with Lake County address or voter registration card.


Insructors MUST meet with the Sheriff and provide instructor credentials to include proof of instructor certification, license number, curriculum and contact information.  An annual verification of your instructor qualification will be completed prior to your certifications being accepted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.  Absolutely no "Online" courses will be accepted.  Firearms familiarity (Range time) is preferred not not required.  

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