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.
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