Larimer County Sheriff's Office explains changes to concealed handgun permit renewal process

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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is providing a heads-up to concealed handgun permit holders that a bill requiring an immediate change in the procedure for permit renewals, House Bill 14-1166, was signed by Gov. Hickenlooper on March 14.

What this means for permit owners is that if you move out of the county that issued your permit, you no longer need to return to that county to renew it. You must renew your permit with the sheriff in the county that you currently reside, have a second home, or where you rent/lease property for your business.

The statutory language is below:

SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 18-12-211, amend (1) as follows:

18-12-211. Renewal of permits. (1) (a) Within one hundred twenty days prior to expiration of a permit, the permittee may obtain a renewal form from the sheriff OF THE COUNTY OR CITY AND COUNTY IN WHICH THE PERMITTEE RESIDES OR FROM THE SHERIFF OF THE COUNTY OR CITY AND COUNTY IN WHICH THE PERMITTEE MAINTAINS A SECONDARY RESIDENCE OR OWNS OR LEASES REAL PROPERTY USED BY THE PERMITTEE IN A BUSINESS and renew the permit by submitting to the sheriff a completed renewal form, a notarized affidavit stating that the permittee remains qualified pursuant to the criteria specified in section 18-12-203 (1) (a) to (1) (g), and the required renewal fee not to exceed fifty dollars, as set by the sheriff pursuant to section 18-12-205 (5). The renewal form MUST meet the requirements specified in section 18-12-205 (1) for an application.

You can view House Bill 14-1166 as a PDF and in its entirety at:

More information regarding the issuance of a concealed handgun permit from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office can be found on our website: