Gun Permits – Special Services
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If you have a concealed permit that is going to expire before the next possible appointment please call the Gun Permits Office at 910-677-5469 so that an employee can walk you through the process of renewal. Your appointment is just for completing the application, the renewal process can be completed quickly after completing the application.
Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020 the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will allow applicants, who have an appointment to do so, to enter the Law Enforcement Center and to do business in the Gun Permits / Special Services Office on a limited basis to the public for carry conceal permits and fingerprinting for background checks. Accordingly, such, anyone entering the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Center must wear mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Office performs an assortment of services daily. The Special Services Office issues all permits to purchase pistols in Cumberland County and all concealed carry permits are applied for and issued in the Special Services Office. Special Services also conducts criminal background checks for job applicants, housing and education. Fingerprints are electronically scanned and printed on two cards for job applicants, professional licenses and concealed carry permit applicants. Open warrant checks can also be obtained for those seeking shelter in one of Cumberland County Homeless Shelters. Open warrant checks for those seeking temporary shelter are free of charge.
In an ongoing effort to provide better service to Cumberland County’s residents, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has modified its pistol purchase permit application process by installing a new online order and payment system to purchase pistol permits.
Once the application is submitted, the applicant will receive an email, text message, voicemail or a combination of the three in regard to their application process. The applicant will continue to be updated as the process progresses toward approval in a faster more efficient manner. As it relates to the concealed carry process the applicant will be allowed to set up an appointment online to come in and complete the process to include fingerprinting.
This new and improved process will reduce the time that an applicant will need to take from work as it will be more convenient and accessible.
Please refer to frequently asked question before calling the office due to high call volume.
The “Frequently Asked Questions” has been revamped for the users convenience to answer the most commonly asked questions.
Any services requiring payment must be done before 4:00 PM. NO money can be accepted after 4:00 PM.
Background Checks $8.00
(Must arrive before 4:00 pm)*For Fingerprint Services call: (910) 677-5435
|Fingerprint Online Application Convenience Fee||$3.00|
|Pistol Permit Online Application Convenience Fee*||$3.00|
*Permit application fee is due when application is submitted. The fee will be applied to the purchase of a pistol permit if application is approved. All application fees are non-refundable.
(Must arrive before 2:00 pm)
|Concealed/Carry Online Application Convenience Fee||$4.00|
|Pistol Permit Online Application Convenience Fee||$3.00|
*You must bring the original certificate from your NC firearm safety course to your appointment when applying for a new concealed carry permit.
Special Services, Permits and Fingerprint Application
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Click the links bellow for the Online Pistol Purchase Permit Application, Online Concealed Handgun Permit Application and Renewal, or Fingerprint Application:
ONLINE APPLICATION FEES MAY BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD. (You may submit an online application using your credit or debit card.)
FOR A CASH PAYMENT OPTION APPLICATIONS MUST BE DONE AT PROVIDED KIOSKS AT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
Supervisor – Lt. Clavion Morning (910) 677-5589
Admin Supervisor – Tracey Watts
Senior Admin- Jessi Weber
Contact us at: (910) 677-5469
* Contact us via Email.
Hours of Operation: M – F 8:00am till 5:00pm
After hour emergencies should contact the Watch Commander at (910) 677-5432