Pistol Permits

Applications for Pistol Purchase Permits are now filed electronically using the following link: Online Pistol Permits website.


Purchase permits are $5.00 each and must be paid for at the time the application is submitted. There is a $3.53 electronic filing fee, which will be charged to your debit/credit card, along with the number of permits requested.

If You Don't Have an Email Address

If you do not have an email address or access to a computer, please contact the Sheriff’s Office and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Approval Turn Around

Approval may take up to 14 days. You will be notified by the email you provide, text message, or phone call. If approved, you may pick up your permits in person at the main Sheriff's Office.


Permits must be issued in county of current residence and the applicant must be a resident of that county for at least 3 months.


Valid Photo ID with correct current address is required to pick up permits. Address on ID must be in county that issued permit. Active military members may use out-of-state Driver’s License, however spouses/dependents must have North Carolina ID/Driver’s License.

Follow the link to begin the process: https://wayneso.permitium.com for pistol purchases.