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Handgun Permit General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.

Generally, laws require the following:

Permits to buy handguns in North Carolina can be obtained from the county sheriff (or, in 10 counties, the clerk of superior court). In Halifax County it is the Sheriff's Office. The Cost is $5.00.

Gun purchase permit applications must be completed online and will be processed on normal business days (Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM). Click the "Let's get Started" button to apply for a permit.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring TWO forms of identification. Please bring a valid NC Driver's License, or NC Picture Identification, with your current address as shown on your gun purchase permit application. The second form of identification can include: Social Security Card, Passport, Work/School ID, Professional License.

WARNING

The permit will not be issued unless you have the proper identification. A NC hunting/fishing license is NOT an acceptable form of ID.

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Concealed Carry Weapon Permit

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for Concealed Weapon Permits. Due to the nature of the detailed due diligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment (for New and Renewal CCW permits). Depending on the current volume of CCW requests, the earliest appointment may be 4 - 8 weeks into the future. Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.

Concealed Weapon Permits can be obtained from the county sheriff of your county of residence.

If you are RENEWING a Concealed Weapon Permit, you MUST apply at least 60 days PRIOR to the expiration date, but no more that 90 days prior.

If your permit has EXPIRED, but it has been LESS than 60 days since the fee is $90.00.

If 60 or more days has passed since your permit expired, you must apply for a NEW permit. You must also submit a NEW Training Certificate and NEW Fingerprints.

Pricing

  • A New Concealed Weapon Permit costs $90.00.
  • A Renewal Concealed Weapon Permit costs $75.00.
  • To request a Duplicate Permit or a Change of Address, please come in to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Applications for CCW will be processed on Wednesdays between 9:00am-3:45pm.
  • Click on the button below to apply for a permit.

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NC General Statute 14-315.1: Storage of firearms to protect minors

(a) Any person who resides in the same premises as a minor, owns or possesses a firearm, and stores or leaves the firearm (i) in a condition that the firearm can be discharged and (ii) in a manner that the person knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would be able to gain access to the firearm, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if a minor gains access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parents or a person having charge of the minor and the minor:

  • Possesses it in violation of G.S. 14-269.2(b);
  • Exhibits it in a public place in a careless, angry, or threatening manner;
  • Causes personal injury or death with it not in self defense; or
  • Uses it in the commission of a crime.

(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from carrying a firearm on his or her body, or placed in such close proximity that it can be used as easily and quickly as if carried on the body. (c) This section shall not apply if the minor obtained the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person. (d) "Minor" as used in this section means a person under 18 years of age who is not emancipated. (1993, c. 558, s. 2; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 14, s. 11.)