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Pistol Purchase Permits: Applicants must fill out an on-line application. Applicants will be notified of approval contingent upon signing the required mental health release form. Upon notification of contingent approval applicants may pick up their permits without an appointment Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-4:30 PM. Applications are not considered complete until the applicant has signed the mental health release form. Applicants have 28 days from date of notification to pick up the permits or the application will expire, and the applicant will be required to reapply.
Welcome! This is an official application for a permit to purchase and own a pistol or handgun. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a permit. Any falsification of the information within this application will result in the refusal of this application for a purchase permit.
Processing may take longer during periods of high volume, but the permit application will be approved or denied, no later than the 14th day after the application is submitted
Applicant Must NOT:
Please note that as part of the application process, you will authorize the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court to inform the Sheriff of Wake County whether or not the clerks’ records contain the record of any involuntary mental commitment proceeding under Article 5 of Chapter 122C of the General Statutes in which you have been named as a respondent. The purpose of this release is to enable the Sheriff to determine your qualification and competence to purchase and handle a handgun.
The Wake County Sheriff’s office offers this online service as a convenience to the community. In addition to the per permit fee of $5, the system will charge a per transaction fee for the convenience of applying and paying for your permits online. The convenience fee is not collected by the Sheriff. This fee is paid to the company that provides this order, payment and processing system to the public. You do have the option of applying and paying via cash in person at the Sheriff’s office. By doing so, you will not be charged the convenience fee.
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John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center
330 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27602
(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:
(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.)