Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000085
Date Issued: Jul 08, 2020 - 4:54pm

CCW permit extension update

CONTACT: Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

With Governor Steve Sisolak's extension of Phase 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery plan, and the emergency declaration, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam seeks to clarify the Office's stance on CCW permits.

In line with Directive 009, Section 3 (3/12/2020, amended 4/1/2020), all licenses and permits issued by the State of Nevada or by local jurisdictions that are set to expire during this state of emergency have been extended 90 days either from their current expiration date or 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted, whichever is later if reduced government operations due to the state of emergency makes timely renewal impracticable or impossible.

"It is important for our community's concealed carry permit holders to plan accordingly," said Sheriff Balaam. "With Governor Sisolak's emergency declaration extended to the end of July, current holders of a recently expired permit will not be penalized until after Nevada Day."

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Administrative Division moved to online application and appointment scheduling. Currently CCW permit renewal appointments are booked through mid-October.

Anyone needing to schedule an appointment just needs to go to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office website. All requests for CCW permits can be found under the Records tab of the website's top menu bar. Community members wanting to apply for or renew a CCW permit must complete the online CCW application, and once submitted will be automatically directed to the online calendar to schedule an appointment.

There are 23,517 active concealed carry permit holders in Washoe County as of June 1, 2020.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.