Handgun Purchase Permits

Handgun Purchase Permit Requirements
Applicant must:
  • Be a citizen, a naturalized citizen or a resident alien
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have attained at least one month's residency in Wilkes County
  • Provide a valid driver's license or other picture ID provided by the state of North Carolina, with current address
  • Must apply in person
  • Must be able to properly complete application process
  • Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Must provide a list of previous addresses for the past 10 years
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must not have any pending charges or unserved papers
  • Must pass criminal history background check
  • A criminal background check must be performed before granting of permit.
Permit to purchase a handgun costs $5 and you may obtain up to 5 permits at one time.

Permit to purchase a handgun is valid for a period of 5 years from date of issue, unless your address changes.

Online Handgun Purchase Permits
You can now apply for a purchase permit online.