Welcome! This is an official application for a permit to purchase and own a pistol or handgun. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a permit. Any falsification of the information within this application will result in the refusal of this application for a purchase permit.

Please note that the current processing time is 14 days from the date that you successfully submit your online application.

non-refundable processing fee of $5.00 is required. In addition, a convenience fee of $3.00 is required to process payment.  These fees will be charged even if your application is denied.

Please read the following before proceeding:

Applicant Information:


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Information Related To Your Birth:


Current Military Status:

Please bring in your DD214 with you for the appointment. If you were dishonorably discharged, you will be denied.

Demographic Information:



   

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Telephone Number: (###-###-####)


Driver's License / Non-Operator ID: (or other State Issued ID)


Email:


Please Create A Password: (you can use this to track progress, and we may need to contact you during the process)


Password Information: In order to comply with CJIS standards we have employed the use of a password complexity monitor. As you enter your password, we will display an indicator of complexity. You will only be able to submit passwords that are sufficiently complex as to be considered 'safe' by CJIS standards. The visual indicator will turn Blue or Green to indicate that your password is safe.

Important: CJIS requires we maintain a strict password policy and system of checks. As such, we check the following items as you enter your new password:
  • The password must be a minimum length of eight (8) characters on all systems
  • The password must not be a dictionary word
  • The password must not be the same as your email address
  • The password must not be a proper name

Current Residence Address: (this may be different than your mailing address)


Time At Present Address:


Additional Residency Information:


Address Line 1 Address Line 2 City State Zip Country From To

Reason for Request for Gun Purchase Permit:


Select Purchase Option:


Total Fee:

$0

I, THE ABOVE APPLICANT, BEING DULY SWORN, HEREBY MAKE APPLICATION FOR A NORTH CAROLINA PERMIT(S) TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN AND STATE THAT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSIFICATION OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN THE REFUSAL OF MY APPLICATION FOR A PURCHASE PERMIT. CAUTION: FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW ON THE PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS AND FIREARMS MAY DIFFER. IF YOU ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A HANDGUN OR A FIREARM, YOU MAY BE PROSECUTED IN FEDERAL COURT.

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Survey Questions:

Have you ever been arrested or charged?
Have you ever been convicted in any court of any crime?
Do you have any cases pending against you in court?
Are you under indictment or have a finding of probable cause entered against you for a pending felony charge?
Have you ever been convicted or adjudicated guilty in any court of a felony?
Are you a fugitive from justice?
Are you an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance?
Have you been adjudicated as a mental defective or been committed to a mental institution?
Are you an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States?
Have you been discharged from the Armed Forces under 'other than honorable' conditions?
Are you currently in active duty or have you honorably served in the US Armed Forces?
Having been a citizen of the United States, have you renounced your citizenship?
Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under federal or state law which has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a similarly similarily situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim?
Are you subject to a court order that:
  1. was issued after hearing of which the person received actual notice, and at which the person had an opportunity to participate;
  2. restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of the person or child of the intimate partner of the person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and
  3. includes a finding that the person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of the intimate partner or child; or by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury.
Have you ever applied for or been issued a permit to purchase a weapon?
Have you ever been denied a permit to purchase a weapon?


YES! I would like to make a $2.00 donation to support the Sheriffs across North Carolina by donating to the NC Sheriffs' Association.

Through your donation you will receive timely e-mail updates from the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association on important gun law changes on both the state and federal levels that affect you.

I, THE ABOVE APPLICANT, BEING DULY SWORN, HEREBY MAKE APPLICATION FOR A NORTH CAROLINA PERMIT(S) TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN AND STATE THAT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSIFICATION OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN THE REFUSAL OF MY APPLICATION FOR A PURCHASE PERMIT. CAUTION: FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW ON THE PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS AND FIREARMS MAY DIFFER. IF YOU ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A HANDGUN OR A FIREARM, YOU MAY BE PROSECUTED IN FEDERAL COURT.

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