LCSO FIREARM FAQ's
Effective March 29, 2023
Pistol Purchase Permit Notice
Any person who wishes to buy a pistol will not be required to apply for a pistol purchase permit through the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office will not issue any pistol purchase permits but will continue to offer the services that it has previously provided with regard to concealed carry permits.
Don't fall for CCW "SCAMS" for online classes
PLEASE NOTE: CCW Permits are only issued to those that have documentation of attending & completing a State of NC approved class for CCW, which consist of 8 hours of classroom instruction, shooting and qualifying with an firearm, unless you qualify for an exemption from the course according to NC SBI regulations. Exemption is given to current LEO, retired probation or parole officers who have retired within the past two years, retired State Correctional Officers who have retired within the past two years, and actively employed armed security guards.
Please READ AND COMPLETE the applicable forms;
CONCEALED CARRY NEW PERMIT APPLICATION
CONCEALED CARRY RENEWAL PERMIT APPLICATION
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE PRINTING AND SUBMITTING.
FOR ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL!
For concealed permits, please call (919) 718-4561 ext. 5 or 6
For pistol permits, please call (919) 718-4561 ext. 5, 6 or 8
PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION (EITHER ON LINE OR IN PERSON)
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, YOU MUST CALL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR CCW APPLICATION PROCESSED.
BILL OF SALE
The LCSO provides you this form for not only convenience but for insurance and other legal matters.
The North Carolina firearm bill of sale form encapsulates the transcribed agreement containing the details of the sale involving a firearm in exchange for a fixed dollar amount. Included in the language of the document, is data that pertains to both individuals involved in the trade, gun information, and sale terms. This written account can serve to provide evidence of transfer as well as sufficient proof of ownership.
Download the form HERE, complete it and print it so that it can be notarized.