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Concealed Carry Permits

Click the button below for Concealed Handgun Permit information and applications.  You can apply for a new application, renew your current application or change the address associated with your application.

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Handgun Purchase Permits

Click the button below for information regarding a gun permit. You will be able to apply and pay for your gun permit(s) online using this service.

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Concealed Carry Permits.  The process is easier than you think.

The concealed carry permit is administered through your local Sheriff's office. All permits costs are non-refundable. The permit costs $90 for new permits and $75 to renew a permit. Click on the button above to start the application/renewal process.


Please visit the below website for further information regarding NC Concealed Handgun Firearms Laws and reciprocity:
NC Firearms Laws

Handgun Purchase Permits.  You must have a permit to purchase.

To purchase a handgun, you must have a purchase permit issued from your local Sheriff Office. To begin the application process, click the button above to apply and pay for your purchase permits. This is not a license to carry a handgun.

It is now policy that the Watauga County Sheriff's office cannot process nor otherwise issue any Pistol Purchase Permit unless the identification presented by a legally recognized ID by the State of NC matches the address on the PPP form, by, and of, the applicant.  The purpose of this policy is to enhance and clarify any permit(s) application(s) as issued within and by Watauga County (Sheriff's Office), the State of North Carolina, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.  If an applicant wishes to change their NCOL, or NCID to a Watauga County, NC address, it may be changed to match the application address, upon the sole discretion and voluntarily of the applicant.

Please visit the below website for further information regarding NC Firearms Laws and reciprocity:
NC Firearms Laws

For More Information, Contact:

Watauga County Sheriff's Office
184 Hodges Gap Road
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 264-3761


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453

NC General Statute 14-315.1: Storage of firearms to protect minors

(a) Any person who resides in the same premises as a minor, owns or possesses a firearm, and stores or leaves the firearm (i) in a condition that the firearm can be discharged and (ii) in a manner that the person knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would be able to gain access to the firearm, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if a minor gains access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parents or a person having charge of the minor and the minor:

  1. Possesses it in violation of G.S. 14-269.2(b);
  2. Exhibits it in a public place in a careless, angry, or threatening manner;
  3. Causes personal injury or death with it not in self defense; or
  4. Uses it in the commission of a crime.

(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from carrying a firearm on his or her body, or placed in such close proximity that it can be used as easily and quickly as if carried on the body.

(c) This section shall not apply if the minor obtained the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.

(d) "Minor" as used in this section means a person under 18 years of age who is not emancipated. (1993, c. 558, s. 2; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 14, s. 11.)