How to Apply for A Permit

Resident Permits

In order to acquire a North Carolina permit, an individual must apply to
the sheriff’s office in the county in which he/she resides. As part of the application process,the applicant must accomplish the following:

1. Complete an application, under oath, on a form provided by the sheriff’s office;
2. Pay a non-refundable fee of $80.00; and
3. Allow the sheriff’s office to take two (2) full sets of fingerprints, which may cost up to $15.00;
4. Provide an original certificate of completion of an approved handgun safety course; and
5. Provide a release authorizing disclosure to the sheriff of any record concerning the applicant’s mental health or capacity. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.13

Any person or entity who is given an original or photocopied release form as described in N.C.G.S. § 14-415.13(a)(5), shall promptly disclose to the sheriff, any records concerning the mental health or capacity of
the applicant who signed the form and authorized the release of the records. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.14(c)

Permit/License is valid for 5 years.
They have 90 days to issue or deny your application.
A NICS Check is mandatory on all New/Renewal Applications

Non-Resident Permits

North Carolina does not issue Permit/Licenses to Non-Residents. Active Military may be able to apply for a permit/license to carry in North Carolina. Check with the local Sheriff and your Commanding Officer.
MCB Camp Lejeune Base Order 5500.1G Pending H is an amendment to the Camp Lejeune Rules & Regulations that will lay out the routing of paperwork for those wishing to obtain a permit to buy a firearm

and/or obtain a CCW in NC. A unit’s commanding officer can endorse a letter for a service member which serves as a background check and residency letter, providing all state and Onslow County requirements have been met. There is other criteria that must be met.

If you keep your state of record (Not a resident of NC) and have a permit/license issued by any other state you can carry in NC with it as NC now honors all other states permit/licenses. You must also follow all the Rules/Regulations concerning personal firearms as set forth by your Duty Station. NC also gives a grace period on the expiration of their Permit/License to those who are deployed and not present when their Permit/License expires.