General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for Concealed Handgun Permits. Due to the nature of the detailed due diligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment (for New Concealed Handgun Permits and Renewal Concealed Handgun Permits). Please note that you will be able to Pay online with a debit or credit card OR you can choose to pay in office at the time of your appointment.

In accordance with NCGS 14-415.13(a), Concealed Handgun Permits MUST be obtained from the Sheriff of your county of RESIDENCE.

If you are RENEWING a Concealed Handgun Permit, you MUST apply PRIOR to your expiration date, but no more than 90 days prior to the expiration date.

If your permit has EXPIRED, but it has been LESS than 60 days since the permit expired, you will be required to apply as a NEW APPLICANT, be fingerprinted, and pay the $90.00 fee, but you will not be required to submit a new training certificate.

If more than 60 days has passed since your permit EXPIRED, you must retake the CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING COURSE, apply as a NEW APPLICANT, and submit the NEW TRAINING CERTIFICATE with the application.

 

Pricing

  • A New Concealed Handgun Permit costs $90.00, which includes the $10.00 fingerprinting fee.
  • A Renewal Concealed Handgun Permit costs $75.00
  • Following the application process online, you will need to schedule an appointment when you submit your application, to come in and sign your application packet and to be fingerprinted (New and Expired applications only). Our appointment times are:
    • New Concealed Carry applications: Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm and Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - closed for lunch from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Renewal Concealed Carry applications: Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm; Tuesday - Thursday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sat - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sun - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; closed all weekdays from 11:30 am - 1 pm for lunch.
  • Click on the NEW or RENEW application link to start the application.

 

 Office hours are:

  • Monday: 8.30am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.

Concealed Handgun Permit Information



Concealed Handgun Permit Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Applicant Must:

  • be a citizen or a naturalized citizen;
  • be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • have been a resident of Yancey County for at least one month (30 days);
  • not suffer from any mental or physical infirmity which would prevent safe handgun handling and operation;
  • at the time of your appointment, provide a valid driver's license or other picture ID with current address provided by the State of North Carolina;
  • successfully complete a firearms training and safety course that has been designed by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission (See Yellow Pages or a firearms dealer for businesses that provide training).

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 received to either issue or deny a permit. N.C. General Statute 14-415-15(a).

Anyone interested in applying for a concealed carry weapons permit can make an appointment online using this system or by calling the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 682-2124. Prior to using this system, make sure you have the following information available.

  • NC Driver's license number
  • NC Firearms Training Certificate Number (located at the bottom right corner of the certificate)

If you have a Firearms Safety and Training Course Exemption for Qualified Sworn Law Enforcement Officer and Certain Other Persons (N.C.G.S § 14-415.12A), you MUST bring the following items with you in order to exempt you from taking the NC Firearms Safety Training Course and sign an exemption form in our office:

1. North Carolina active law enforcement credentials; or

2. Retired North Carolina law enforcement, correctional or probation/parole officer credentials (within the past two years); or

3. Licensed or registered NCPPSB armed security guard permit.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO exemption for Federal Agents, State or Federal Correctional Officers

A Concealed Handgun Permit requires a $90.00 non-refundable fee (which includes a $10.00 fingerprint fee) payable online using any major credit or debit card OR by choosing the option to pay with cash at your appointment.

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For More Information, Contact:

Yancey County Sheriff's Office
4 East Main Street
PO Box 6
Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone: (828) 682-2124

 

For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com
Phone: 855-642-2453


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.)

GUN SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS

  • If you keep a handgun in your home, always keep it unloaded and locked up!
  • Always lock and store bullets separately from your gun. Young children can figure out how to load a gun.
  • Keep a gun lock on your gun after it is unloaded. [Gun locks are excellent devices when used in combination with other safety habits. Gun locks can provide a false sense of security. All it takes is forgetting to lock a gun just one time. Or leaving the key where a child can find it. Always be diligent when using a gun lock. Always double check to make sure that it is locked at all times.
  • Make sure children don't have access to the keys to gun locks and gun and ammunition storage areas.
  • Even if you don't own a gun, talk with your children about the danger of guns and what to do if they find one while playing or at a friend's house.
  • Explain to your children that guns are dangerous and that they should never touch them.