2009 California Penal Code - Section 12230-12234 :: Article 3. Permits

PENAL CODE
SECTION 12230-12234

12230.  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 thereof to the
applicant for the permit, but no permit shall be issued to a person
who is under 18 years of age.

12231.  Applications for permits shall be filed in writing, signed
by the applicant if an individual, or by a member or officer
qualified to sign if the applicant is a firm or corporation, and
shall state the name, business in which engaged, business address and
a full description of the use to which the firearms are to be put.
   Applications and permits shall be uniform throughout the state on
forms prescribed by the Department of Justice.
   Each applicant for a permit shall pay at the time of filing his or
her application a fee determined by the Department of Justice not to
exceed the application processing costs of the Department of
Justice. 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 not to exceed the application processing costs of the Department
of Justice. 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.

12232.  Every person, firm or corporation to whom a permit is issued
shall keep it on his 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.

12233.  Permits 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.

12234.  (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 machine guns.
   (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.


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