Report 2017-101 Recommendation 10 Responses
Report 2017-101: Concealed Carry Weapon Licenses: Sheriffs Have Implemented Their Local Programs Inconsistently and Sometimes Inadequately (Release Date: December 2017)
Recommendation #10 To: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
To ensure that it is only charging fees that state law allows, Los Angeles should immediately cease charging applicants fees in addition to its license processing fee. Los Angeles should reimburse applicants who paid the unallowable fees. Further, if Los Angeles believes its license fee does not recover its entire cost of processing an initial application, it should complete a cost study and, if appropriate, revise its fee according to the results of that study and the maximum allowed fees under state law.
Note: After the conclusion of our audit, the sheriff's department informed us that it did not intend to provide any additional response to the audit beyond what it already provided. The department's response to our audit is included in our original report.