Step one is to publish your intent to apply for a CCDW license with a newspaper in your county. The newspaper must have a circulation of at least 35% of your zip code. The publication must state your full name and home address as well as your intent to apply for a CCDW license. This publication must appear at least 10 days before you file an application with the court. The newspaper should provide you with a notarized affidavit stating that your ad was run.
Step two is getting fingerprinted. You must set up an appointment for fingerprinting within 45 days of filing an application. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6:30 pm at DSP Troop 2 office. Call (302)739-2528 to set up an appointment. You may also go to the State Bureau of Identification in Dover DE. , no appointment is necessary.
Step three is to find five respectable citizens of the county where you live and have them complete a reference questionnaire.
Step four is to complete the CCDW application and have it notarized.
Step five requires you to submit all your documents to the Prothonotary’s office in your county. You must submit all original documents plus a copy of all documents. In addition to the above you must also send your $65 fee and 2 copies of a 1.5 X 1.5 inch color photo taken in the last 6 months. Make your check payable to “Prothonotary”.
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