Citations, Reports, & Permits FAQs

How can I apply for a permit to purchase a handgun?

 

You may now apply either in person at the Sheriff's Office (285 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg) or online. 

 

To begin the online process click here.

 

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How can I apply for a concealed weapons permit?

 

You may now apply either in person at the Sheriff's Office (285 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg) or online. 

 

To begin the online process click here.

 

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What do I do if I get a ticket?

 

If you need information about a ticket or traffic citation, please do not call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office or the police agency that issued it.  Once the ticket is issued, it becomes part of the court process and is handled by Franklin County's Clerk of the Courts.

 

The North Carolina Court System has an informative web site with valuable information about the resolution options for tickets and citations. You can find this information in their Citizen FAQs here. You can even use online payment for some tickets and citations.

 

If a court appearance isn't required (the box at the bottom of your citation stating "infraction does not require appearance in court" must be checked), you may have a few options: 

 

  • Pay the citation: this is a guilty plea and points will be assessed (if applicable).

  • Participate in a deferral or reduction program (e.g. attend driving school).  This is a no contest plea, the  fine must be  paid but no points will be assessed if you meet the program requirements within the time required (for more information, please contact the District Attorney's Office for District 9).

  • Plead Not Guilty: consult the NC Court System website for procedures and options for this plea.

 

If a court appearance is required, you MUST appear on the date specified on the ticket.

 

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If my car has been towed, how do I locate it?

 

If the Sheriff's Office stored or impounded your vehicle, you should call (919)496-2186 Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm and (919)496-2511 after 5:00pm and on the weekends. Our personnel can provide you with the towing information. 

 

In most cases, you will be responsible for paying any towing and storage charges or fees directly to the towing company.

 

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