Concealed Weapons Applications Process

** If you do not have an email address or access to a computer, please contact the Sheriff's Office and we will try out best to accommodate you.  For questions, please contact Sheri Carlyle at 919-731-1546 or 919-731-1481. **

NEW ISSUE Concealed Weapon Permit Instructions:

ATTENTION:  The Wayne County Sheriff's Office ONLY processed fingerprints for Concealed Weapon Permits during Weekdays 8:00am thru 10:30am and 1:00pm thru 3:30pm.

Follow the link to begin the process: for pistol purchases.

  • The applicant does not suffer from a physical or mental infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun.  The Sheriff will require the applicant to sign a release authorizing the Sheriff to receive physical and mental health records from a health care provided who has ever provided treatment or care to the applicant.
  • The applicant must successfully complete an approved firearms safety and training course and deliver to the Sheriff proof of certification.

What YOU WILL NEED when applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit.

  • ORIGINAL certification of completion of approved firearms safety and training course
  • State Drivers License.  If you do not have a driver's license, a State Identification Card is required.
  • Concealed Weapon Permit Applications are available at the Main Sheriff's Office and electronically.  A notary public is available in our office to assist you.  A new concealed carry permit issue could take up to 90 days.