Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) licenses in the City of Banning are authorized by Chief Matthew Hamner of the Banning Police Department.

To be eligible, applicants must meet minimum statutory requirements, which include having a primary residence within the Banning city limits and the ability to demonstrate “Good Cause”.


According to a ruling made in California by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, “Because the Second Amendment does not protect in any degree the right to carry concealed firearms in public, any prohibition or restriction a state may choose to impose on concealed carry — including the requirement of ‘good cause,’ however defined — is necessary allowed by the Amendment.”


Not all Banning addresses are located within the jurisdiction of the Banning Police Department. Banning addresses outside the city limits are considered unincorporated, and fall within the jurisdiction of the County of Riverside and the Riverside County Sheriff.

In general, this is determined by the number of numerics in your street address. Addresses with 5 numbers are considered unincorporated and will need to apply with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and addresses with 3 or 4 numbers in their street address are qualified and can apply here with the Banning Police Department.

Still unsure if your address qualifies? Submit a support request.

For the convenience of its residents, the Banning Police Department is offering this streamlined CCW licensing service as an alternative option to applying with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Those interested in applying with the Sheriff’s Department can call (951) 486-2856.