Article 3. Permit And Inspection of California Penal Code >> Division 5. >> Title 2. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 3.
(a) Every dealer, manufacturer, importer, and exporter of
any destructive device, or any motion picture or television studio
using destructive devices in the conduct of its business, shall
obtain a permit for the conduct of that business from the Department
(b) Any person, firm, or corporation not mentioned in subdivision
(a) shall obtain a permit from the Department of Justice in order to
possess or transport any destructive device. No permit shall be
issued to any person who meets any of the following criteria:
(1) Has been convicted of any felony.
(2) Is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug.
(3) Is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing,
receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm.
(c) An application for a permit shall comply with all of the
(1) It shall be filed in writing.
(2) It shall be signed by the applicant if an individual, or by a
member or officer qualified to sign if the applicant is a firm or
(3) It shall state the name, business in which engaged, business
address, and a full description of the use to which the destructive
devices are to be put.
(d) Applications and permits shall be uniform throughout the state
on forms prescribed by the Department of Justice.
(a) Each applicant for a permit under this article shall pay
at the time of filing the application a fee not to exceed the
application processing costs of the Department of Justice.
(b) A permit granted under this article may be renewed one year
from the date of issuance, and annually thereafter, upon the filing
of a renewal application and the payment of a permit renewal fee not
to exceed the application processing costs of the Department of
(c) After the department establishes fees sufficient in amount to
cover processing costs, the amount of the fees shall only increase at
a rate not to exceed the legislatively approved cost-of-living
adjustment for the department.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the Department of
Justice shall, for every person, firm, or corporation to whom a
permit is issued under this article, annually conduct an inspection
for security and safe storage purposes, and to reconcile the
inventory of destructive devices.
(b) A person, firm, or corporation with an inventory of fewer than
five devices that require any Department of Justice permit shall be
subject to an inspection for security and safe storage purposes, and
to reconcile inventory, once every five years, or more frequently if
determined by the department.