On August 11th, 2004, the Governor signed into law that citizens
with a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons Permit) can purchase handguns through
dealers, using their CCW. It is no longer necessary for these citizens, who have
already been approved to carry a concealed weapon and have been fingerprinted,
to come to the Sheriff's Office to obtain a Pistol Purchase Permit.
How is a Concealed Hand G
un Permit Obtained?
***Newly reformed reciprocity information (information about how a North
Carolina CCW will be treated in another, particular, state) can be obtained at
the North Carolina Department of Justice Website:
applicant must be a citizen of the United States and have been a resident of
the state thirty days or longer immediately preceding the filing of the
application. The Sheriff may require the applicant to submit, if necessary,
appropriate documentation, to include birth certificates, tax filings
or voter registration.
applicant must be twenty-one years of age or older.
applicant must not suffer from a physical or mental infirmity that prevents
the safe handling of a handgun. The Sheriff will require the applicant to
sign a release authorizing the Sheriff to receive physical and mental health
records from a health care provider who has provided treatment or care to
applicant must successfully complete an approved firearms safety and
training course and deliver to the Sheriff a copy of the safety course
FINGERPRINTING SCHEDULE FOR CCW:
Monday Through Thursday, 8:00AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN:
permit to carry a concealed handgun must be carried along with valid
identification whenever the handgun is being carried concealed about your
person or vehicle.
approached or addressed by any officer, you must disclose the fact that you
have a valid concealed handgun permit and inform the officer that you are in
possession of a concealed handgun. You should not attempt to draw or display
either your weapon or your permit to the officer unless and until the
officer directs you to do so. Your hands are to be kept in plain view and
you should not make any sudden movements.
the request of any law enforcement officer, you must display both the permit
and valid identification.
may not, with or without a permit, carry a concealed weapon while consuming
alcohol or while alcohol or any controlled substances are in your blood
unless the controlled substance was obtained legally and taken in
therapeutically appropriate amounts.
must notify the Sheriff who issued the permit of any address change within
thirty days of the change of address.
the permit is lost or destroyed, you must notify the Sheriff who issued the
permit and apply for a duplicate permit by submitting a notarized statement
to that effect along with the required fee. Do not carry a handgun without
with a permit, you may not carry a concealed handgun in the following areas:
- Any law enforcement or correctional facility;
- Any space occupied by state or federal
- A financial institution;
- Any premises where the
carrying of a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a statement by
the controller of the premises;
- Educational property;
- Areas of assemblies, parades, funerals, or
- Places where alcoholic beverages are sold and
- State occupied property;
- Any state or federal courthouse;
- In any area prohibited by federal law;
- Any local government building
if the local government has adopted an ordinance and posted signs prohibiting
the carrying of concealed weapons.
If you are in a vehicle
and stopped by a law enforcement officer, you should put both hands on the
steering wheel, announce you are in possession of a concealed handgun and state
where you have it concealed, and that you are in possession of a permit. Do not
remove your hands from the wheel until instructed to do so by the officer.
Existing Concealed Handgun Permits
Your concealed handgun permit is valid for 5 years from the date issued.
It is your responsibility to complete the forms when your permit is near
expiration. We suggest that you fill out the papers at least 90 days
before the date of expiration. This will assist you in obtaining your new
permit before the old one expires.
You will be sent a notice that your
permit will expire on a certain date.
comply and come in and renew your permit if you intend to keep the CCW Permit.
Failure to renew your permit on time will require you to go through the entire
Roxie Wilkins with our Office processes concealed Handgun Permits. The
forms can be picked up at our front desk Monday thru Friday between 9:00 am and
Fingerprinting schedules are on Wednesdays and Thursday from 9:00 am until
3:00 pm. Please call Roxie Wilkins if an emergency exists which will not
allow you to come in on prescribed times. Roxie Wilkins can be reached by
calling 919-245-2905. She can also be contacted at (919)644-3050.
F.A.Q's regarding use of deadly force.
What if someone is breaking into my home? - You may
use deadly force to prevent an intruder from forcibly entering your
home if the circumstances would lead a reasonably prudent person to believe
that the intruder intends to commit a felony or kill or cause great bodily
harm to persons in the home. This legal concept is called "defense of
Below is a list of the North Carolina General Statutes pertaining to
Concealed Handgun Permits. To read the information directly from the
State's Website, Click on the Number.
||Permit to carry concealed
handgun; scope of permit.
||Criteria to qualify for the
issuance of a permit.
||Firearms safety and training
course exemption for qualified sworn law enforcement officers.
||Application for a permit;
||Application form to be provided
by sheriff' information to be included in application form.
||Issuance or denial of permit.
||Renewal of permit.
||Permit; sheriff to retain and
make available to law enforcement agencies a list of permittees.
||Revocation or suspension of
||No liability of sheriff.
||Violations of this Article
Punishable as an infraction and a Class 2 misdemeanor.
||Construction of Article.