Sheriff

 General Information

Davidson County Sheriff's Office
Pistol Permit Application
and Concealed Carry Handgun Application


Location and Hours of Operation
Application for handgun permits take place at the Sheriff's Office located at 2511 East US Highway 64, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm, By Appointment Only (excluding holidays)

Call (336) 242-2071 OR (336) 242-2804 to schedule an appointment
 
 
 
 
Concealed Handgun and Renewal Permit Online Concealed Handgun Permit Form
 
 

 
 
Do not sign application upon completion. All applications for pistol permits must be signed in front of Sheriff's Office personnel. 


New Applicant Forms

  • Address History Attachment - (20 years)
  • Application for Concealed Handgun Permit
  • Mental Health Release
  • Davidson County Sheriffs Office signature form

  • Fees
  • Each concealed carry handgun permit is $90.00
  • Renewal application is $75.00
  • If permit is expired  (in grace period) renewal is $90.00
  • Cash ONLY

  • Application Requirements
  • Must apply in person
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must provide current/valid identification (NC drivers license or NC identification card)
  • Must provide proof of citizenship if born outside the United States
  • Must be a resident of Davidson County
  • Must have successfully completed an approved firearms training course and provide the original certificate with application. The certificate is valid for 5 years from completion of class
  • If discharged from the military, must provide a copy of your DD-214, indicating an Honorable Discharge 
  • Must authorize mental background check
  • Must pass criminal history background check
  • Must provide complete set of legible fingerprints (taken at application)
  • Must be eligible to own, possess or receive a firearm under State or Federal Law 

  • Processing Information
  • Processing may take up to 45 days after the mental health background check is completed. If the applicant is denied, the applicant will be notified in writing, stating the reason for denial. An applicant may appeal the denial, revocation or non-renewal of a permit.


  • Forms
  • Applicants can renew up to 90 days prior to expiration date. 
  • Address History Attachment 
  • Application for Concealed Handgun Permit
  • Mental Health Release
  • Renewal Affidavit
  • Davidson County Sheriffs Office signature form


  • Processing Information
  • Processing may take up to 45 days after the mental health background check is completed. If the applicant is denied, the applicant will be notified in writing, stating the reason for denial. An applicant may appeal the denial, revocation or non-renewal of a permit. 


  • PISTOL PERMIT APPLICATION - (Click here to complete the Pistol Permit Application Forms)


    Fees and Permits
  • Each permit is $5.00 (up to 3 permits per day)
  • Unlimited per year
  • Cash or Credit
  • Valid for 5 years.
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