Weapon Permits and Fingerprint Services
Here you will find the necessary information to help you obtain a handgun permit, a concealed carry permit, and fingerprints.
Please note: If you are unsure on how to file for weapon permits online, please visit the Sheriff's Office and we will gladly assist you with this process.
Online Gun Permit
To ensure you meet the rquirements for obtaining a gun permit, please click here.
Click here to begin the online process for obtaining a handgun permit. Please note that Permitium.com is authorized by the FCSO to provide this service and that they charge a non-refundable fee of $3.00 for this service.
Five US Dollars ($5.00) per permit (Cash, Credit or Debit), non-refundable.
Concealed Handgun Permits
To ensure you meet the rquirements for obtaining a concealed handgun permit, please click here.
Click here to begin the online process for obtaining a concealed handgun permit. Once completed and printed, bring your application to the Sheriff's Office prior to the expiration date. Please note that Permitium.com is authorized by the FCSO to provide this service and that they charge a non-refundable fee of $4.00 for this service.
Ninety US Dollars ($90.00) per permit (Cash, Credit or Debit), non-refundable.
Seventy Five US Dollars ($75.00) to renew your concealed carry permit.
Fifteen US Dollars ($15.00) for a duplicate.
Fingerprinting for the concealed carry permit will be completed Monday - Friday, 8am until 12pm.
The following fingerprint services are available.
Ten US Dollars ($10.00) for one set of fringerprints.
Five US Dollars ($5.00) for extra sets taken on the same day.
We provide fingerprinting services to the public during normal business hours for the following purposes:
Bar exam candidates
Child care/day care service
Fingerprints requested by other states
FINRA (Financial Services)
Foster/adoption (US & international)
NC lottery licensing
Precious metals licensing
We will provide either electronic fingerprint submissions or inked fingerprint cards based on your request.
Electronic fingerprint submissions are submitted directly to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Inked fingerprint cards are returned to the customer for submission purposes.
Electronic fingerprint submissions require an Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information form and an Applicant Information Form. Electronic submissions can only be completed for North Carolina background checks. The FCSO cannot electronically submit fingerprints to another state. In this case, the individual will be given a physical fingerprint card.
Responses based on fingerprint submissions are sent to the requesting authority.