It takes 14-days to process Pistol Purchase Permits from the day we receive it. All permits are being mailed at this time. 

Because of the significant increase in the number of applicants for pistol purchase permits (PPPs) recently, those applying for a PPP may find it is taking longer to process your application.

 

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank you for your patience during these extraordinary circumstances and want to ensure you we are diligently working to  

process all applications as fast as possible.

Welcome! This is an official application for a permit to purchase a pistol or handgun. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a permit. The address you enter shall be your domicile (your legal home, where you lay your head at night).

This address must match your North Carolina's driver's license/ID EXACTLY

(example: 125 Main Street ) Incorrect

(example: 125 Main St) Correct

Ensure you use the exact way your address is listed on your drivers license or state identification. This is also the address your permit will be mailed to. Any falsification of the information within this application will result in the denial of this application for a purchase permit.

***IMPORTANT: Include a copy of your drivers license when you submit your mental release! If you were not born in the United States we will need a copy of your permanent residence card (both sides) or citizenship documents.

NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee of $5.00 per permit is required. In addition, a convenience fee of $3.00 per application is required to process payment. The convenience fee will be charged even if your application is denied. We DO NOT reprint, edit, modify or duplicate any pistol permit. If an error is made with address or name you will have to re-apply. 

 

Please read the following before proceeding:

Applicant Information:


Information Related To Your Birth:


Current Military Status:

Please bring in your DD214 with you for the appointment. If you were dishonorably discharged, you will be denied.

Demographic Information:


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Telephone Number: (###-###-####)


Driver's License / Non-Operator ID: (or other State Issued ID)


Email:


Please Create A Password: (you can use this to track progress, and we may need to contact you during the process)


Password Information: In order to comply with CJIS standards we have employed the use of a password complexity monitor. As you enter your password, we will display an indicator of complexity. You will only be able to submit passwords that are sufficiently complex as to be considered 'safe' by CJIS standards. The visual indicator will turn Blue or Green to indicate that your password is safe.

Important: CJIS requires we maintain a strict password policy and system of checks. As such, we check the following items as you enter your new password:
  • The password must be a minimum length of eight (8) characters on all systems
  • The password must not be a dictionary word
  • The password must not be the same as your email address
  • The password must not be a proper name

Current Residence Address: (this may be different than your mailing address)


Reason for Request for Gun Purchase Permit:


Select Purchase Option:


Total Fee:

$0

I, THE ABOVE APPLICANT, BEING DULY SWORN, HEREBY MAKE APPLICATION FOR A NORTH CAROLINA PERMIT(S) TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN AND STATE THAT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSIFICATION OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN THE REFUSAL OF MY APPLICATION FOR A PURCHASE PERMIT. CAUTION: FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW ON THE PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS AND FIREARMS MAY DIFFER. IF YOU ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A HANDGUN OR A FIREARM, YOU MAY BE PROSECUTED IN FEDERAL COURT.

Clear Form

Survey Questions:

Are you lawfully in the United States?

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Are you INeligible to own, possess, or receive a firearm under the provisions of state or federal law?

Are you under indictment or has a finding of probable cause been entered against you for a pending felony charge?

Have you been adjudicated guilty in any court of a felony?

Are you a fugitive from justice?

Are you an unlawful user of or addicted to marijuana, or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. § 802?

Have you ever been adjudicated mentally incompetent or been committed to a mental institution?

Have you been discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?

Have you renounced your U.S. citizenship?

Are you currently subject to a court order that restrains you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child?

Are you currently under any type of probation or parole?



I, THE ABOVE APPLICANT, BEING DULY SWORN, HEREBY MAKE APPLICATION FOR A NORTH CAROLINA PERMIT(S) TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN AND STATE THAT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSIFICATION OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN THE REFUSAL OF MY APPLICATION FOR A PURCHASE PERMIT. CAUTION: FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW ON THE PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS AND FIREARMS MAY DIFFER. IF YOU ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A HANDGUN OR A FIREARM, YOU MAY BE PROSECUTED IN FEDERAL COURT.

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