North Carolina requires each individual to purchase a Pistol Purchase Permit from the Sheriff’s office in the county they live in to be eligible to buy a handgun. You do NOT have to purchase a permit for a rifle or shotgun. Each county has different requirements to apply for the pistol purchase permit. Below is information on how to receive pistol purchase permits in each county in the state North Carolina.
NOTE: If the link below doesn’t provide you with the pistol purchase process then your Sheriff’s office hasn’t provided online assistance, instead we have provided you with how to contact your local Sheriff.