Article 3. Permits of California Penal Code >> Division 10. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 3.
(a) The Department of Justice may issue permits for the
possession, manufacture, and transportation or possession,
manufacture, or transportation of machineguns, upon a satisfactory
showing that good cause exists for the issuance of the permit to the
applicant. No permit shall be issued to a person who is under 18
years of age.
(b) A permit for possession issued pursuant to this section may
only be issued to an individual, and may not be issued to a
partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or
any other group or entity, regardless of how that entity was created.
(a) An application for a permit under this article shall
satisfy all of the following conditions:
(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 applicant's name.
(4) It shall state the business in which the applicant is engaged.
(5) It shall state the applicant's business address.
(6) It shall include a full description of the use to which the
firearms are to be put.
(b) Applications and permits shall be uniform throughout the state
on forms prescribed by the Department of Justice.
(c) Each applicant for a permit shall pay at the time of filing
the application a fee determined by the Department of Justice. The
fee shall not exceed the application processing costs of the
Department of Justice.
(d) A permit granted pursuant to 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, which shall not exceed the application processing costs of the
Department of Justice.
(e) After the department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse
the department for processing costs, fees charged shall increase at a
rate not to exceed the legislatively approved annual cost-of-living
adjustments for the department's budget.
Every person, firm, or corporation to whom a permit is
issued under this article shall keep it on the person or at the place
where the firearms are kept. The permit shall be open to inspection
by any peace officer or any other person designated by the authority
issuing the permit.
A permit issued in accordance with this chapter may be
revoked by the issuing authority at any time, when it appears that
the need for the firearms has ceased or that the holder of the permit
has used the firearms for purposes other than those allowed by the
permit or that the holder of the permit has not exercised great care
in retaining custody of any weapons possessed under the permit.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the Department of
Justice shall, for every person, firm, or corporation to whom a
permit is issued pursuant to this article, annually conduct an
inspection for security and safe storage purposes, and to reconcile
the inventory of machineguns.
(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.