Handgun Permits

Effective September 3, 2013, North Carolina purchase permits allow you to purchase a firearm in North Carolina. NC law allows for the purchase of a single handgun with a single valid purchase permit.

Application to Purchase a Firearm

To fill out a Purchase Permit Application, fill out the online form or, come to the Sheriffs Office Located at:

  • 232 N Main Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • 102 North Central Avenue
    Landis, NC 28088

Additional Items Needed

When applying you will need: 

  • Present valid Driver's License with correct address
  • $5 per permit in cash (in advance/non refundable if denied)

Additional Information

There is no limit on number of permits. Permits are good for 5 years. Apply as many times with no 30 day waiting period. Call 704-216-8700 for more information.

Concealed Handgun Permit

In July 1995, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted a Concealed Carry Handgun law that allows qualifying citizens the opportunity to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun.

Application Process

To apply you will need to complete an approved Firearms Safety and Training Course. (We do not teach this class at the Sheriff's office, but we can provide you with a list of qualified instructors in Rowan County.)   Conceal Carry Handgun Instructors by County

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office is going to an online process for appointments and applications. To make your appointment and complete the application go to the Online Site, or call the Landis Sheriff's Office at 704-216-8742 for assistance making your appointment.

Additional Items Needed

On the day of your appointment you will need:    

  • Original Certificate from Firearms Course 
  • Cash or check for $90 if you did not pay online
  • Valid Driver's License with correct address 

Additional Information

All other forms will be explained to you, completed and notarized during your appointment. You will also be fingerprinted at this time.  

Concealed Handgun Permit Renewal

Permits need to be renewed within 60 days of your expiration. Do not let your permit expire. 

Go to the Online Site to make your appointment and fill out the application to renew. You may call the Landis Sheriff's Office at 704-216-8742 for assistance making your appointment. 

On the day of your appointment, all forms will be completed and explained to you and notarized. 


There is a $75 renewal fee (cash or check) due the day of your appointment if you did not pay online. 

Permit Holder Contact Information

If you move, it is your responsibility to contact this office to complete a change of address form.

The address on your NC Driver's License and your Concealed Carry Permit must match to be valid.