Gun Permits

Handgun Purchase Permit

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.

Generally, laws require the following:

  • Permits to buy handguns in North Carolina can be obtained from the County Sheriff (or, in 10 counties, the Clerk of Superior Court). In Harnett County it is the Sheriff's Office. The Cost is $5.00 and is NON-REFUNDABLE even if your application is denied.
  • Gun purchase permit applications must be completed online and will be processed on normal business days (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM).

Online Gun Permit Application

Concealed Handgun Permits

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 carried.

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for Concealed Handgun Permits. Due to the nature of the detailed due diligence, 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 Concealed Handgun Permits). Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.

Concealed Handgun Permits must be obtained from the county sheriff of your county of residence.

If you are RENEWING a Concealed Handgun Permit, you MUST apply no more than 90 days PRIOR to the expiration date.

Pricing

  • A New Concealed Handgun Permit costs $90.00, which includes the $10.00 fingerprinting fee.
  • A Renewal Concealed Handgun permit costs $75.00
  • Appointments for Concealed Handgun Permits and Renewals will be processed between 9:00am-11:30pm Monday-Friday.

Online Concealed/Renewal Gun Permit Application

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.

If you have any questions concerning purchase permits or concealed weapons permits you may contact Sgt. J. Coupee at 910-893-0124 or jcoupee@harnett.org