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Concealed Handgun Permits

Click the button below for Concealed Handgun Permit information and applications.  You can apply for a new application, renew your current application or change the address associated with your application.

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Fingerprints / Other Services

Click the button below for fingerprinting information. You can pay for your fingerprinting online and make an appointment for your fingerprinting session. (MUST be a Rowan County resident)

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Concealed Carry Permits.  The process is easier than you think.

The concealed carry permit is administered through your local Sheriff's office. All permits costs are non-refundable. The permit costs $90 for new permits and $75 to renew a permit. Click on the button above to start the application/renewal process.


Please visit the below website for further information regarding NC Concealed Handgun Firearms Laws and reciprocity:
NC DOJ Information

Fingerprints and Other Services.  We are here to help.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office online cost is $15.00 per fingerprint card set (2 cards), plus $3.68 processing and service fee.  For every copy of fingerprints you select, you will get two (2) cards.  E.g. if you select 1 fingerprint copy, you will get 2 cards.  If you select 2 fingerprint copies, you will get 4 cards, etc.  This online service is offered as a convenience to the community. The processing and service fee is not collected by the Sheriff. This fee is paid to the company that provides this processing system to the public.

For More Information, Contact:

232 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Phone: 704-216-8700
Fax: 704-216-8674

102 North Central Avenue
Landis, NC 28088

Phone: 704-216-8742
Fax: 704-857-3640


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software

NC General Statute 14-315.1: Storage of firearms to protect minors

(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:

  1. Possesses it in violation of G.S. 14-269.2(b);
  2. Exhibits it in a public place in a careless, angry, or threatening manner;
  3. Causes personal injury or death with it not in self defense; or
  4. Uses it in the commission of a crime.

(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.)