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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. In North Carolina, permits to buy handguns can be obtained from the county sheriff. 


Anyone wishing to apply for a handgun purchase permit may come into the Sheriff's Office to provide the required information.  The application for a handgun purchase permit is available as a fillable pdf here.  As an added convenience, you may begin the application process and submit the required fee online by clicking here.  The online application will incur an additional $3.00 convenience fee that is assessed by the third party software vendor. 


Guns must be carried in plain view. Guns must not be carried in a pocket, purse, under a car seat or in any other concealed manner unless you have a concealed handgun permit.

GUN PERMIT FORMS

        

        Permit to Purchase Handgun Application - Fillable Form

        Henderson County Appeal Form - Fillable Form

 

HANDGUN PURCHASE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must:

A criminal background check must be performed before granting of permit.

Permits to purchase handguns cost five dollars ($5.00) each.  If you choose to utilize the added convenience of beginning the application process and submitting the required fee online, there is a one-time convenience fee of three dollars ($3.00) charged for each application by the third party software vendor.  Please note that this convenience fee is not collected by the Sheriff's Office and is not required for a handgun purchase permit application but is being offered as an added convenience. 


Permit to purchase a handgun is valid for a period of five (5) years from date of issue.

 

 

GUN SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS

 

 FOR PURCHASE PERMIT INFORMATION, CONTACT:

           Lori Vesely

Henderson County Sheriff's Office

828-694-2746
100 North Grove Street

Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792


Administration Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm