In order to acquire such a permit, an individual must apply to the Sheriff's Office in the county in which he resides. As a part of the application, the person must submit several items. They must complete an application, under oath, on a form provided by the Sheriff's Office. They must pay a non-refundable fee of $90.
New Concealed Carry Applicants may apply Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm by coming by the Sheriff's Office. Renewal Applicants may apply Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm by coming by the Sheriff's Office.
The applicant must provide an original certificate of completion of an approved handgun safety course. The applicant must also provide a release that authorizes and requires disclosure to the Sheriff of any records concerning the mental health or capacity of the applicant.
You can also apply online.
The Sheriff has 90 days from the time all of the application materials are received to either issue or deny a permit. In order for the applicant to be approved, they must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Have been a resident of the state for no less than 30 days immediately preceding the filing of the application
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Not suffer from any physical or mental infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun
- Have successfully completed an approved firearms training course
- Provide a copy of a valid North Carolina Issued Identification or North Carolina Driver's License