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Handgun Permits & Concealed
 Carry Information

 

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office (Records Division) is open Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm, excluding Holidays.  The hours are 8:30 to 4:30 to issue Handgun Permits and Concealed Carry Licenses.


Handgun Permit Application Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must apply in person.
  • Provide  a valid N.C. State Identification Card or N.C. Driver's License reflecting correct address - and proof of residency in N.C. and Randolph County for 30 days.
  • Must be able to complete application process.
  • If you are an immigrant, you must bring your permanent resident card.
  • Must show proof of Military Discharge DD-214

Handgun Permit General Information

  • The cost is $5.00 for each Handgun Permit. This is a CASH ONLY transaction.
  • False or fictitious information provided during the application process may cause the applicant to be criminally charged.
  • Handgun permits are for the purpose of making a purchase of this type of weapon. The permit does not entitle the applicant to carry a concealed weapon.
  • Once the permit is issued to the applicant, the permit is valid for a period of 5 years.
  • Permit is not renewable or replaceable if lost or stolen.
  • Division does not provide application status over the phone.

 

Concealed Carry Permit Application Requirements  

NOTE: 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 Handgun Purchase Permit. 

Concealed Carry Weapon Application Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Provide  a valid N.C. State Identification Card or N.C. Driver's License reflecting correct address - and proof of residency in N.C. and Randolph County for 30 days.
  • Original Certificate of N.C. approved firearms safety course.
  • Naturalized citizens must bring original certificated of citizenship.
  • Must show proof of Military Discharge DD-214

For disqualifiers see N.C. Firearms Laws under Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 Title 18 U.S.C. Sections 921 and 922 and Title 27 - Code of Federal Regulations.

See NC Firearm Laws at the North Carolina Department of Justice website

The Sheriff may require, if necessary, any documentation required to complete either of these application processes.