Article 2. Licensing Process of California Penal Code >> Division 7. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
(a) The Department of Justice shall accept applications for,
and shall grant licenses permitting, the manufacture of firearms
within this state.
(b) No license shall be granted by the department unless and until
the applicant presents proof that the applicant has all of the
(1) A valid license to manufacture firearms issued pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
(2) Any regulatory or business license required by local
(3) A valid seller's permit or resale certificate issued by the
State Board of Equalization, if applicable.
(4) A certificate of eligibility issued by the Department of
Justice pursuant to Section 26710.
(c) A license granted by the department shall be valid for no more
than one year from the date of issuance and shall be in the form
prescribed by the Attorney General.
(d) The department shall inform applicants who are denied licenses
of the reasons for the denial in writing.
(a) The department shall adopt regulations to administer
this chapter and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 29010).
(b) The department shall recover the full costs of administering
the program by collecting fees from license applicants. Recoverable
costs shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of inspections
and maintaining a centralized list of licensed firearm manufacturers.
(c) The fee for licensed manufacturers who produce fewer than 500
firearms in a calendar year within this state shall not exceed two
hundred fifty dollars ($250) per year or the actual costs of
inspections and maintaining a centralized list of firearm
manufacturers and any other duties of the department required
pursuant to this chapter and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section
29010), whichever is less.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivisions (a) and (b)
of Section 20965, the Department of Justice shall maintain a
centralized list of all persons licensed pursuant to subdivision (b)
of Section 29050.
(b) The centralized list shall be provided annually to each police
department and county sheriff within the state.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the license of
any licensee who violates this chapter may be revoked.
(b) The license of any licensee who knowingly or with gross
negligence violates this chapter or violates this chapter three times
shall be revoked, and that person, firm, or corporation shall become
permanently ineligible to obtain a license pursuant to this chapter.
(c) Upon the revocation of the license, notification shall be
provided to local law enforcement authorities in the jurisdiction
where the licensee's business is located and to the federal Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
(a) The department shall make information concerning the
location and name of a licensee available, upon request, for the
following purposes only:
(1) Law enforcement.
(2) When the information is requested by a person licensed
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code for determining the validity of the license
for firearm shipments.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the department shall make the
name and business address of a licensee available to any person upon
The Department of Justice shall maintain and make available
upon request information concerning all of the following:
(a) The number of inspections conducted and the amount of fees
collected pursuant to Section 29055.
(b) The number of licensees removed from the centralized list
described in Sections 29060 and 29065.
(c) The number of licensees found to have violated this chapter.