I let my Concealed Handgun permit expire - what do I need to do?
You must go through the Handgun Course again and reapply as if it were a new application. Unfortunately, North Carolina law does not allow you to renew an expired permit. We do try to send out reminder letters at least two months before your permit expires, HOWEVER, we are not required to do so, it is your responsibility to keep track of when your permit expires and apply for a renewal accordingly. It is recommended that you apply at least 30-45 days before your expiration date.
How do I get a Concealed Handgun Permit?
You must first attend a class and there is a packet that you need to pick up from the Sheriff's office in the county that you reside. There are several forms that need to be notarized. There is a $90.00 non-refundable fee, which includes the fingerprinting, and it has to be paid at the time of application.
Where can I get a copy of my criminal history?
For a local history (Person County only), you need to go to the Clerk's Office at the Courhouse. For statewide, you need to contact the SBI - 1 (919) 662-4500.
Where can I get a copy of my driver's history?
We cannot release that information to the public, you need to contact DMV. A local phone number is (336) 597-5636.
I'm a convicted felon, can I serve on a Jury?
Being a convicted felon does not automatically keep you from serving on a Jury. Again, you must appear before the Judge.
I got a notice for Jury Duty. Can I speak to the Sheriff about getting out of serving?
No, the Sheriff cannot get you out of Jury Duty. There is a paragraph that tells you that you must appear before the Judge if you wish to be excused for any reason. By law the Sheriff's name must appear on the letters, however, he has no say in who gets picked - it is done randomly by computer.
How can I get a permit to purchase a handgun?
Come to the Sheriff's Office and pick up the one page application or go online for a form. If you turn it in before noon on Wednesday's, if it is approved it should be ready on Friday after lunch. There is a $5.00 charge when you pick it up and you need to bring a picture ID with you. The form needs to be filled out in its entirety and truthfully.