Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit

The Sheriff may issue a permit to carry a concealed weapon pursuant to Penal Code section 12050(a)(I). The Sheriff is not required to issue a concealed weapon permit nor does the applicant have a right to such a permit. California law has established a criteria to be examined prior to the Sheriff issuing a concealed weapon’s permit.
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Explosives Permit

All San Benito County residents and businesses are required to obtain an explosives permit. Download the following two packets:

Explosive Permit App 2020

Supplemental Explosive Packet

To request an explosives permit, complete the downloaded forms and return them to the Sheriff’s Office at 2301 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA 95023 by mail or in person.


Parade permit

All parades and large gatherings in the County require a permit.
Parade Permit application.


Secondhand or Pawn broker permit

Read the attached letter and make an appointment as detailed in the letter.
SBSO Secondhand.Pawn cover letter