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Handgun Purchase Permit Application
The online Purchase Permit applications will be down until further notice. You may apply in person at the Sheriff’s Office anytime Monday through Friday, 8am -5pm.
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Applicant's Full Name (including Maiden Name):
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Social Security #:
Driver's License #:
Place of Birth:
How long have you lived in Cabarrus County?:
*Must be a resident of Cabarrus County for at least 30 days with correct address information on your NC OL/ID and proof of residency may be required at time permits are picked up.
By entering email address, you will be notified with updates as your permit is being processed.
Each question must be answered with a 'yes' or 'no' selected from the list.
Are you under indictment, information, or have you been convicted in any State, or in any Court of the United States, of a felony?
Have you ever been charged and/or convicted of a crime?
If yes, list offenses(s)
Do you have any cases pending against you in court?
If yes, explain
Are you a fugitive from justice?
Are you an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance?
Have you been adjudicated with a mental illness or been committed to a mental institution?
Are you currently subject to a restraining order, protective order or domestic violence order prohibiting you from harassing, stalking,
injuring, or threatening another person?
If so, provide the issuing county, date and expiration.
Are you an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States?
Have you been discharged from the Armed Forces?
If yes, how many tours of duty and under what conditions were you discharged for each?
Have you ever been issued a permit before?
If yes, when
Have you ever been denied a permit before?
If yes, when
List three local references
**One reference must live with you** (If you are married, one must be your spouse)
Please list the
phone #'s. Notify your references that we will be calling them and your application will
be approved until contact is made. If you live alone, please include one relative. (we will make one attempt)
Relation to applicant
Home Phone #
Daytime Phone #
do herby certify that I want a handgun purchase permit for one or more of the following purposes:
(Signature of applicant)
The protection of the home or business
if any of the above statements are false, I may be denied a handgun permit by the Sheriff of Cabarrus County.
NC Law provides 14 days to process permit applications. Upon approval, you will be notified by telephone that you can pick up your permit(s). The cost is $5.00 per permit requested at time of application submission. If you do not pick up your approved permits within 30 days of being Approved, you will be subject to another background check and delay in obtaining your permit(s).
SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
FOR A PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN
Prohibitions applicable to certain aliens. Federal law makes it unlawful for aliens who are illegally or unlawfully in the United States to receive or possess firearms. In addition, subject to certain exemptions, aliens who are in a non-immigrant status are prohibited from possessing or receiving firearms in the United States.
A non-immigrant alien is not subject to this prohibition if the alien:
is in possession of a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States.
is an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited to the United State Government or his or her government's mission to an international organization having its headquarters in the United States; or
has received a waiver from the prohibition from the Attorney General of the United States.
See 18 USC 922(y)(2) for additional exceptions. In order to determine whether applicants who are not U.S. citizens are prohibited from possessing firearms under Federal law, it is necessary to obtain answers to the following questions.
Are you a citizen of the United States?
What is your country of citizenship? List more than one if applicable.
What is your place of birth? (City and country)
What is your INS-issued alien number or admission number?
Are you an alien illegally in the United States?
Are you non-immigrant alien?
Sheriff: If the answer to Question 7 is "yes", use "N" in the Citizenship (CTZ) field. If the answer to Question 7 is "no", use "F" in the Citizenship (CTZ) field of the QN or QNP transaction form.
Do you fall within any of the exemptions to the non-immigrant alien prohibitions set forth in 18 USC 922(y)?
If you answered "yes" to question 8a, under which exemption do you fall? Please attach documentation to support your entitlement to the claimed exemption, if applicable.
Sheriff: If the answer to Question 8a is "yes", indicate the exemption indicated in 8b in the Exception Documentation (EXC) field of the QN or QNP transaction form.
I certify that the above answers are true and correct.
If you are not a U.S. Citizen, but have a permanent Resident Card or Resident Alien Card, you must provide the card at the time of pick up.
If you were born outside of the U.S., but have obtained your Naturalization, you must provide the original certificate at the time of pickup.
If you provide any information on this application that is incorrect, your application will be discarded and you must resubmit.
You must have a valid NC OL/ID (correct name and address) or your application will be discarded and you must resubmit.
Initial that you have read the above information.
If you do not receive a confirmation number after pressing submit, your application was NOT received.
Per NC General Statute 14-404(e), Permit fee(s) are required up front and Non-Refundable.
# of Permits Needed
Amount to Charge
Name on Card
Card Security Code
A code that is printed (not imprinted) on the back of a credit card. It consist of 3 or 4 digits.
*Do not click more than once, or refresh page. This may cause multiple charges to your card.
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