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Davidson County Sheriff
110 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
Ph. (336) 242-2100


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


Location and Hours of Operation
• Application for handgun permits take place on the 1st floor of the Sheriff’ Office located at 110 W. Center St. Lexington
• Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm, Walk in ONLY, No appointment necessary (excluding holidays)



Concealed Handgun Permit
Online Concealed Handgun Permit Form - (Carry Concealed Weapon Forms)

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 $92.00
• Renewal application is $87.00
• 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.



RENEWAL PERMIT APPLICATION - (Concealed Carry Weapon Renewal and Affidivit Forms)

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


Fees
• Renewal application is $87.00
• Cash Only


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 - (Pistol Permit Application Forms)


Fees
• Each permit is $5.00 (up to 5 permits per application)
• Cash ONLY


Number of Permits Allowed
• Individuals may apply for up to 5 permits per calendar year.
• Valid for 5 years.


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 be eligible to own, possess or receive a firearm under State and Federal Law.


Processing Information
1. Pistol permit applications will be processed within 5 business days.
2. Applicants contact the Sheriff’s Office at the end of the 5 day processing period to ensure the permit was approved and ready for pick up.
3. If the application is approved, the permit will be kept on file for 90 days. Thereafter, the permit will be disposed of.
4. If the application is denied, they will be mailed a letter. The letter will include the appeal process.
5. Applicant must provide proper identification when permit is picked up and present payment at that time. (Cash Only)
6. A handgun permit DOES NOT authorize the applicant to carry a CONCEALED handgun.
7. Once the permit is issued to the applicant, the permit is valid for a period of five years.
8. Permit is not renewable or replaceable if lost or stolen.
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