New CHP - Applicants should complete the online application and schedule an appointment. At the appointment the paperwork will be reviewed and notarized, and fingerprints will be taken (do not apply for a fingerprint appointment). You will need to bring your paperwork packet, and state issued driver’s license or ID. You will also need to bring the original safety training certificate, DD-214 if applicable, and proof of citizenship if you were born outside the USA. Once the application has been approved, you will need to come to the Sheriff's Office with your ID to pick up your permit.

CHP Renewal – All renewals are completed online, and no appointment is required. Applicants should fill out the online application. Once you have completed the applicantion you must drop off the required documentation at our office during regular business hours.  Be sure to review your order confirmation email carefully for instructions on dropping off your documentation.


Thank you for your patience as we continue to work diligently and efficiently processing applications. 

General Information

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.

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for Concealed Weapon Permits. Due to the nature of the detailed due diligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the process for NEW applicants, you will be asked to schedule an appointment. Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment. For RENEWAL applications, you will be asked to bring your application along with your state issued ID and current concealed handgun permit, to the Sheriff’s office during normal business hours to complete the application process. No appointment is required for RENEWAL applications. We will not be able to process your application for RENEWAL until you complete this last step.

Concealed Weapon Permits can be obtained from the county sheriff of your county of residence.

If you are RENEWING a Concealed Weapon Permit, you MUST apply at least 30 days PRIOR to the expiration date. The fee for RENEWAL is $75.00.

If your permit has EXPIRED, but it has been LESS than 60 days since expiration, you will need to complete an application for a NEW permit, be fingerprinted again and the fee will be $90.00.

If 60 or more days has passed since your permit expired, you must apply as a NEW applicant. You must also submit a NEW Training Certificate and NEW Fingerprints. The fee will be $90.00.


  • A New Concealed Weapon Permit costs $90.00, which includes the $10.00 fingerprinting fee.
  • A Renewal Concealed Weapon Permit costs $75.00
  • Applications for CCW and Renewals will be processed between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday at the Statesville Office and 8:30am-11.30am and 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Mooresville Office.
  • Click on the NEW or RENEW application link to start the 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.

Permit to Carry Information

Concealed Handgun Permit Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Applicant Must:

  • be a citizen or a naturalized citizen;
  • be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • have attained at least one month's residency (30 days) in Iredell County;
  • have a driver's license that has been issued for 30 days prior to applying;
  • not suffer from any mental or physical infirmity which would prevent safe handgun handling and operation
  • at the time of pickup, provide a valid driver's license or other picture ID with current address provided by the State of North Carolina.
  • successfully complete a firearms training and safety course that has been designed by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission (See Yellow Pages or a firearms dealer for businesses that provide training).

A criminal background check is performed on each applicant before granting the permit. The processing of the concealed carry weapons permit takes much longer than the handgun purchase permit. The Sheriff has forty-five (45) days from the time all application materials, to include receipt of the mental health records, are received to either issue or deny a permit. N.C. General Statute 14-415-15(a).

Anyone interested in applying for a concealed carry weapon permit must make an appointment online using this system. Prior to using this system, make sure you have the following information available.

  • NC Driver's license number
  • NC Firearms Training Certificate Number (located at the bottom right corner of the certificate)

If you have a Law Enforcement Qualification (N.C.G.S § 14-415.12(A)), you MUST bring the following items with you in order to exempt you from taking the NC Firearms Safety Training Course:

  1. Firearms Qualification Scores that are within the last 12 months.
  2. A letter from your superior stating that you are not under any disciplinary action and are eligible to carry your weapon.
  3. Your law enforcement ID badge


A Concealed Weapon Permit requires a $90.00 non-refundable fee (which includes a $10.00 fingerprint fee) payable online using any major credit or debit card.

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For More Information, Contact:
Statesville Office
231 Constitution Ln
Statesville, NC 28677
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 704-924-4069
Fax: 704-878-5094


Mooresville Office
610 E Center Ave
Mooresville NC 28115
Hours: Monday 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Phone: 704-664-7500
Fax: 704-664-7927


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.)