Concealed Carry Weapons

Concealed Handgun Permit Information

If you are interested in applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, you must apply in person. Our office will not accept applications via mail, fax or email. Applications can be accepted at both the Meeker and Rangely Offices.


355 4th Street

Monday through Friday

8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm (excluding observed holidays)


209 E Main Street

By appointment only. Please call (970) 878-9600 to make arrangements with a deputy.

New Application Requirements


The application must be completed at the time of submission, but left unsigned. A Sheriff’s Office Designee must witness your signature.

*Colorado Driver's License

The address on your driver’s license must match the address on the application, otherwise you will need to provide proof of Rio Blanco County residency i.e. a vehicle registration, utility bill or bank statement. A copy of your driver’s license will also be made and kept in your file.

*Handgun Class Certificate

This is proof of your firearm training. A copy will be made. Applicant keeps the original.

*$52.50 to CBI

Must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order only.

*$50 for the Sheriff's fee

This payment must be separate from the CBI fee. It can be cash, personal check or money order payable to the “Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office”. We do not have the ability to accept credit or debit cards.


A digital photo will be taken of you at the time your application is submitted.


This is required and can be completed during the application submission process. Two cards must filled out in black ink only.

Renewal Application Requirements


This is the same form as the original application. You must sign the completed renewal application in front of a designated Sheriff’s Office representative. The application must also be notarized. The Office Administrator can notarize the form if submitting in Meeker.  

*Colorado Driver’s License

The same policy applies as it does for new application requirements.

*Current Concealed Handgun Permit Card

A copy of this card will be made.


Must be updated for the new card and can be taken during application submission.

*$13 to CBI

Cashier’s check or money order only. Must be kept separate from the Sheriff’s Office fee.

*$50 for the Sheriff’s fee

Cash, checks or money orders are the only forms of payment accepted.

If application is submitted after expiration date, you will be charged an additional $15 to be included with the Sheriff’s processing fee. If you do not renew your permit within six months after the expiration date, it shall be deemed permanently expired. Afterwards, to obtain a permit, you will need to re-apply as a new applicant and pay all applicable fees.

Change of Address

If you move, you must fill out and provide the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office with the Address/Name Change/Lost Permit form. Additionally, if you move out of state, you must surrender your permit because it automatically becomes invalid once you become a resident of a different state.


Please keep in mind that if you are not a resident of Rio Blanco County, you must apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit (including renewals) in the county where you reside. In accordance with C.R.S. 18-12-205(2) (a), applicants must complete the permit application form and return it, in person, to the sheriff of the county or city and county in which the applicant resides or to the sheriff of the county or city and county in which the applicant maintains a secondary residence or owns or leases real property used by the applicant in a business. The applicant shall sign the completed permit application form in person before the sheriff.