Gun Permits***Due to COVID 19 Gun Permit applications are currently by appointment. You may schedule an appointment by applying online and selecting a date/time.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office provides Pistol Purchase and Concealed Carry gun permitting services as required by State and Federal Law.

Citizens may visit any of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office locations to apply for permits, including the main office in Bolivia, the sub-station in Calabash and the sub-station in Belville.

Pistol Purchase Concealed Carry Purchase

Online Applications

In an effort to provide better customer service to the citizens of Brunswick County, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office now offers an Online Gun Permit Pistol Purchase Program and Online Concealed Carry Permit Program. These programs attempt to streamline the process and reduce the wait time for Brunswick County citizens.

The online program also allows the applicant to keep track of the application process by notifying the applicant via email at different levels of the process. It will also help insure you have all the correct documents you need to bring with you when you come to the Sheriff’s Office. Please note there is a $3.00 fee to apply on-line, and there is no fee to apply in person.

Effective December 1, 2015, North Carolina General Statute 14-404(e1) requires applicants to sign an affidavit for the release of court orders concerning mental health and capacity for pistol purchase permits.  This form must be notarized, therefore you MUST come to the Sheriff’s Office or a substation within five (5) business days after you have completed the online portion of the application.

Gun Permit Fees

Permit Type Fee Amount
Gun Purchase Permit (maximum of 3 per application) $5.00 each ($3.00 fee to apply online)
Original Concealed Gun Permit $90.00
Renewal Concealed Gun Permit $75.00
Duplicate Concealed Gun Permit $15.00

*Payment for Concealed Gun Permits may be made in the form of Cash only. You MUST show proof of residency and a Picture ID with correct address. No PO Box. Purchase permits can take up to 30 days to process.

*Military Personnel must have Picture ID and form from Provost Marshal’s Office. (Army 1380 Form) (Air Force SL Form)

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