A change in Colorado law concerning the renewal of concealed carry permits for handguns has taken effect.
Concealed handgun permits must now be renewed with the sheriff in the county where a person lives, has a second home or where the person rents or leases property for a business.
Before, permits had to be renewed in the county where the permit was originally issued. House Bill 1166, which was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 14, removed this requirement.
Steve Reams, bureau chief at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, said Weld residents have a few options for renewal of the permits.
“With the change in the law, it’s just a matter of coming into our office or one of our substations and turning in the paperwork to the sheriff,” Reams said. “Or they can go online to www.weldsheriff.com to print out the paperwork and bring it in to speed up the process.”
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is headquartered at 1950 O St. in Greeley. The sheriff’s office also has locations at 2950 9th St. in Fort Lupton and 4209 County Road 24 1/2 in Longmont.
For more information about concealed handgun permits, go to www.weldsheriff.com.