General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for Concealed Weapon Permits. Due to the nature of the detailed due dilligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment (for New and Renewal CCW permits). Depending on the current volume of CCW requests, the earliest appointment may be 4 - 8 weeks into the future. Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.

Concealed Weapon Permits can be obtained from the county sheriff of your county of residence.

Pricing

  • A New Concealed Weapon Permit costs $90.00, which includes the $10.00 fingerprinting fee.
  • A Renewal Concealed Weapon Permit costs $75.00
  • Applications for CCW and Renewals will be processed between 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm Monday-Friday.
  • Click the "Let's get Started" button to apply for a permit.

 

Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.

Permit to Carry Information



Permit to Carry Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Applicant Must:

  • be a citizen or a naturalized citizen;
  • be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • have attained at least one month's residency (30 days) in Caldwell County;
  • not suffer from any mental or physical infirmity which would prevent safe handgun handling and operation
  • at the time of pickup, provide a valid driver's license or other picture ID with current address provided by the State of North Carolina.
  • successfully complete a firearms training and safety course that has been designed by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission (See Yellow Pages or a firearms dealer for businesses that provide training).

A criminal background check is performed on each applicant before granting the permit. The processing of the concealed carry weapons permit takes much longer than the handgun purchase permit. The Sheriff has forty-five (45) days from the time all application materials, to include receipt of the mental health records, are received to either issue or deny a permit. N.C. General Statute 14-415-15(a).

Anyone interested in applying for a concealed carry weapon permit must make an appointment online using this system. Prior to using this system, make sure you have the following information available.

  • NC Driver's license number
  • NC Firearms Training Certificate Number (located at the bottom right corner of the certificate)

 

A Concealed Weapon Permit requires a $90.00 non-refundable fee (which includes a $10.00 fingerprint fee) payable online using any major credit or debit card.

In addition to the application fee of $90.00 you will need to bring in the receipt from Daymark Recovery Services indicating that you have paid the Mental Background Check Fee. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office has no control of Daymark Recovery Services or any other facility charging for their services.

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For More Information, Contact:

Brandy Waters
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office
2351 Morganton Blvd., SW
Lenoir, NC 28645

bwaters@caldwellcountync.org
phone: 828-754-1518
fax: 828-757-8685


Storage of firearms and ammunition presents a unique responsibility. Children may see weapons as toys, and thieves view them as a tool for crime or an item that can be sold for quick profit. Keep all firearms locked away in a secure place.