AZ DPS

Renew a Concealed Weapons Permit

How to Renew Your Concealed Weapons (CCW) Permit

A renewal packet which includes a renewal application and a return envelope is mailed to the permit holder utilizing the mailing address that is on file with CWPU. Packets are mailed approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date on the permit.

Permits may be renewed 90 days prior to or up to 60 days after expiration on your concealed weapons permit.

For your convenience the renewal application is available in the forms area of this web site.

Complete the renewal application form, obtain a money order, cashier's or certified check for the appropriate fee; made payable to AZDPS, then mail both items to the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit utilizing the below address.

Arizona Department of Public Safety - CWPU
P.O. Box 6488
Phoenix, Arizona 85005

Concealed weapons permit renewal applications are processed by Department of Public Safety Criminal Records Specialists.  The application data is entered into the Concealed Weapons computerized database.  Background criminal history checks are performed utilizing several systems:

  • Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS)
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  • Arizona Crime information Center (ACIC)
  • National Instant Background Check System (NICS)
  • Interstate Identification Index (III)
  • Automatic Fingerprint Information System (AFIS)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

It is the Departments policy to deny a concealed weapons permit to an applicant based on disqualifiers in accordance with U.S. Federal 18 U.S.C. § 922 and Arizona State ARS §13-3112, ARS §13-3101(7).  If no disqualifying criminal history record is found, the concealed weapons permit is issued.

The Concealed Weapons Permit Unit has a maximum of 75 days to complete the renewal process or to request additional information from the applicant.

Late Submissions: Renewal applications received in excess of 60 days or more after the permit's expiration will be returned to the applicant with instructions on how to obtain a new permit.