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HANDGUNPERMITREQUIREMENTSA county sheriff is only authorized under N.C.G.S. § 14-402 to issue a permit to receive or purchase a handgun when an application is submitted by a person who is a resident of his or her particular county.Prior to issuing a permit, the sheriff must fully satisfy himself by affidavits, oral evidence, or otherwise, that the applicant is of good moral character and that the person, firm, or corporation wants to possess the weapon for one of the following purposes:a.Theprotectionoftheapplicant'shome,business,person,family,orproperty;b.Targetshooting;c.Collection;d.Hunting.Additionally, the sheriff must verify, by a criminal history background investigation, that it is not a violation of state or federal law for the applicant to purchase, transfer, receive or possess a handgun. The sheriff shall determine the criminal history of any applicant by accessing computerized criminal history records as maintained by the State and Federal Bureaus of Investigation, by conducting a national criminal history records check, and by conducting a criminal historycheckthroughtheAdministrativeOfficeoftheCourts.N.C.Gen.Stat.§14-404.HandgunPermitApplicationCONCEALEDHANDGUNPERMITREQUIREMENTSApplicantmust:betwenty-one(21)yearsofagebe a resident of Caswell County and a resident of North Carolina for thirty (30) daysbeacitizenornaturalizedcitizenoftheUnitedStatesofAmericanot suffer from any mental or physical infirmity which would prevent safe handgun handlingandoperationprovide a valid N.C. driver's license or other picture ID with current address providedbythestateofNorthCarolinasuccessfully complete a firearms training and safety course that has been designed by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission (See YellowPagesorafirearmsdealerforbusinessesthatprovidetraining)A criminal background check is performed on each applicant before granting the permit. The processing of the concealed carry weapons permit takes much longer than the handgun purchase permit. The Sheriff has forty-five (45) days from the time all application materials, to include receipt of the mental health records, are receivedtoeitherissueordenyapermit.N.C.Gen.Stat.§14-415-15(a).Anyone interested in applying for a concealed carry weapon permit must make an appointment by calling(336)694-9311.Applicant must apply in person and have a verifiable training certificate and a valid picture ID in hand (NC driver's license or other picture ID with current address provided by the state of North Carolina).A Concealed Weapon Permit requires a $94.00 non-refundable fee payable by cash, money order orcheck.Ifpayingwithcash,pleasebringexactamount.You can download the Concealed Handgun Application below. You MUST download and complete all three documents. DO NOT sign the concealed handgun permit. Your signature MUST be signedandnotarizedinfrontofthepersonreceivingthepermitapplication.CCWApplicationInstructionsCCWApplicationCCWMentalHeathReleaseFormRenewalOfConcealedHandgunPermit.It is the applicant’s responsibility to renew the permit before it expires. The permit will expire at 12 am on the date listed on the card. You can renew your permit up to 90 days prior to the expiration date. If a permit expires you may not carry your weapon concealed until a new permit has been obtained. You must fill out the complete concealed handgun permit application and check the appropriate renal box at the top right hand side. The forms can be downloaded above. Therenewalfeeis$75.00Change-of-addressprocedureforConcealedHandgunPermitsissuedinCaswellCounty.You must appear in person at the Caswell County Sheriff's Office within 30 days of a changeofaddress.Any time you have a change of residence, you must appear in person to complete a change-of-address form. At that point, you will be given a letter, which indicates that you have made notification of your address change. You must carry this letter in addition to yourcurrentCCWpermit.If you do not wish to carry both the letter and your CCW permit, you may apply for a duplicateCCWcard.Thecostoftheduplicatecardis$15.If you are moving out of Caswell County, you must go to the Sheriff's Office in the county to which you have moved to apply for the duplicate card. DO NOT go to that Sheriff's Office until you have personally appeared in Caswell County and completed the above-mentioned change-of-address process. The Sheriff's Office in the county to which you have moved cannot make any changes until Caswell County releases your records.