Welcome! This is an official application for a permit to purchase 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 denial of this application for a purchase permit.

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

Please read the following before proceeding:

Applicant Information:


Previous Aliases: (please list all previous aliases)

Previous Last Name Previous First Name City Where Changed State Court File #

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)


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


Present Mailing Address: (if different from residence address)


Additional Residency Information:


Reason for Request for Gun Purchase Permit:


Select Purchase Option:


Total Fee:

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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.

I hereby authorize and request any and all Clerks of Superior Court of North Carolina to inform the Sheriff of the county named above whether or not the clerk’s files or records contain any court orders concerning my mental health or capacity. If so, I authorize the clerk to reveal to the sheriff the court orders within any confidential court files or records that the sheriff may reasonably require in order to determine whether or not to issue a pistol purchase permit to me.

This Release may be treated as a motion in the cause for disclosure pursuant to G.S. 122C-54(d), which disclosure is necessary to enable the sheriff to determine my qualification to purchase or possess a handgun. I stipulate that a clerk may reveal to the sheriff any court orders pursuant to any specific or standing order entered in response to or anticipation of this motion.

I understand that further disclosure or redisclosure by the sheriff of any information disclosed to the sheriff pursuant to this Release is prohibited without my further written consent unless otherwise provided for by state or federal law. I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time except to the extent that action has already been taken in reliance on this Release. Even without my express revocation, this Release will expire upon the satisfaction of the request or one year from the date of execution, whichever occurs first.

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Survey Questions:

Are you lawfully in the United States?

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Are you INeligible to own, possess, or receive a firearm under the provisions of state or federal law?

Are you under indictment or has a finding of probable cause been entered against you for a pending felony charge?

Have you been adjudicated guilty in cany court of a felony?

Are you a fugitive from justice?

Are you an unlawful user of or addicted to marijuana, or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. § 802?

Have you ever been adjudicated mentally incompetent or been committed to a mental institution?

Have you been discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?

Have you renounced your U.S. citizenship?

Are you currently subject to a court order that restrains you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child?

Are you currently under any type of probation or parole?



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.

I hereby authorize and request any and all Clerks of Superior Court of North Carolina to inform the Sheriff of the county named above whether or not the clerk’s files or records contain any court orders concerning my mental health or capacity. If so, I authorize the clerk to reveal to the sheriff the court orders within any confidential court files or records that the sheriff may reasonably require in order to determine whether or not to issue a pistol purchase permit to me.

This Release may be treated as a motion in the cause for disclosure pursuant to G.S. 122C-54(d), which disclosure is necessary to enable the sheriff to determine my qualification to purchase or possess a handgun. I stipulate that a clerk may reveal to the sheriff any court orders pursuant to any specific or standing order entered in response to or anticipation of this motion.

I understand that further disclosure or redisclosure by the sheriff of any information disclosed to the sheriff pursuant to this Release is prohibited without my further written consent unless otherwise provided for by state or federal law. I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time except to the extent that action has already been taken in reliance on this Release. Even without my express revocation, this Release will expire upon the satisfaction of the request or one year from the date of execution, whichever occurs first.

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