Concealed Carry

This schedule is subject to change.

Concealed Handgun Permits:

“I believe that life and individual freedoms, as guaranteed by the United States Constitution are sacred and I will continue to defend your rights to keep and bear arms” – Sheriff Shayne Heap.

Residents wishing to apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit may do so by filling out an application which can be obtained on the Elbert County Sheriffs Web site or picking up and application at the sheriff’s office at the detentions division.

(New CHP Application)
(Information Packet)
(Address Change/Permit Lost)
(CHP Renewal)

Completed applications are accepted and processed on Tuesdays, Thursdays between 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 01:00PM – 3:00PM, also on Saturdays between 9:00AM and 11:00AM. Payment must be made with cashier’s check or money order. No cash payments please. Keep in mind that inmate meals and court appearances may require you to wait to be processed, the waits are normally short but necessary.

You will need to complete the following:

1) Copy of my valid Training Certificate
2) Money order for $63.00 made out to Elbert County Sheriff
3) NOTARIZED application
4) Driver’s License or other proof of residency


Colorado allows a person to carry a firearm in a vehicle, loaded or unloaded, if its use is for lawful protection of such person or another’s person or property. [C.R.S. 18-12-105(2)] Colorado law also allows a person to possess a handgun in a dwelling, place of business, or automobile. However, you cannot carry the weapon concealed on or about your person while transporting it into your home, business, hotel room, etc. Local jurisdictions may not enact laws that restrict a person’s ability to travel with a weapon. [C.R.S. 18-12-105.6] The Act permits the nationwide carrying of concealed handguns by qualified current and retired law enforcement officers and amends the Gun Control Act of 1968 (Pub. L. 90-618, 82 Stat. 1213) to exempt qualified current and retired law enforcement officers from state and local laws prohibiting the carry of concealed firearms.


Clarification on CHP’s and marijuana –

The concealed handgun permit statute, under the conditions portion states:

[C.R.S.18-12-203,(2)(f)], “Is not an unlawful user of or addicted to controlled substance as defined in section 18-18-12 “, and t…hen in section (5) goes on to state “Whether an applicant is addicted to or an unlawful user of controlled substances shall be determined as provided in federal law and regulations”.

Later in Section (VI) (3) (a) it says the sheriff shall deny or revoke a permit if the applicant falls under one of the conditions listed under subsection (2).

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office will deny or revoke CHP permits if the individual is a medical or recreational marijuana user.
Additional Resources:
Colorado Gun Laws