The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office provides Pistol Purchase and Concealed Carry gun permitting services as required by State and Federal Law. To obtain a Pistol Purchase Permit or a Concealed Carry gun permit from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, you must be a full-time resident of Carteret County.
Citizens may visit and apply for a permit at the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office main office located at 304 Craven Street, Beaufort, NC. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm., Monday – Friday; telephone (252) 728-8400.
In an effort to provide better customer service to the citizens of Carteret County, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office offers an Online Pistol Permit Application and Online Concealed Carry Permit Application.
The online application process allows the applicant to keep track of the application process by notifying the applicant via email or text message at different levels of the process. Please note there is a $3.00 fee to apply on-line and there is no fee to apply in person.
Effective December 1. 2015, North Carolina General Statute 14-404(e1) requires applicants to sign an affidavit for the release of court orders concerning mental health and capacity for pistol purchase permits. This form must be notarized, therefore you MUST come to the Sheriff’s Office or a substation within five (5) business days after you have completed the online portion of the application.
|Permit Type||Fee Amount|
|Pistol Purchase Permit||$5.00 each ($3.00 fee to apply online)|
|New Concealed Carry Permit||$81.00 ($5.00 fee to apply online)|
|Renewal Concealed Carry Permit||$75.00 ($5.00 fee to apply online)|
|Duplicate Concealed Carry Permit||$15.00 ($3.00 fee to apply online)|
Payment for Pistol Purchase Permits and Concealed Carry Permit may be made in the form of Cash only. You MUST show proof of residency and a Picture ID with correct address. No PO Box. Purchase permits can take up to 7 business days to process.
Below are the necessary forms needed for the Handgun Permit Application. You may fill them out and print them off ahead of time and bring them with you to the Sheriff’s Office to cut down on your wait time once you arrive.
Note: Do not sign any of the forms until you reach the Sheriff’s Office, where they must be signed in person.