For Immediate Release
PR #:2000038
Date Issued:Mar 31, 2020 - 1:14pm

Nevada Sheriffs extend deadline for CCW renewals by 120 days

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517


Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced today that his Office has joined other State of Nevada Sheriffs in granting a 120-day temporary extension for all Concealed Weapons Permits (CCW) that have expired, or will expire, on or after March 12, 2020.

“This temporary extension is to help mitigate some of the impact caused by the suspension of certain services at our office in order to facilitate COVID-19 safety measures that protect the public as well as Sheriff’s Office employees,” Sheriff Balaam said. “The health and safety of our employees and those we serve remains my highest priority.”

All 17 elected Sheriffs of Nevada have agreed to the extension based on the following:

  • Any Nevada concealed firearm permit that expires on or after March 12, 2020 will be valid until July 15, 2020.
  • This is NOT a rolling 120 days but rather a block of time to allow for the health emergency to end and the Sheriff’s Offices to resume administrative functions to complete the required investigation per Nevada law.
  • An extension of the health emergency will necessitate reevaluation of this Sheriff’s agreement.

Here is a link to the Nevada Sheriff’s and Chiefs Association letter outlining this agreement.


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.

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