IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE SHERIFF GARRY L. MCFADDEN
New CHP - Applicants should complete the online application and bring the 14-page paperwork packet to the office to be fingerprinted. At that time your paperwork will be reviewed and notarized, and fingerprints will be taken. You will need to bring your paperwork packet, and state issued driver’s license or ID. You will also need to bring the original safety training certificate, DD-214 if applicable, and proof of citizenship if you were born outside the USA. Once your application has been processed the permit will be mailed to the address you provided on the application. The permit will not be available for pickup.
CHP Renewal – All renewals are completed online, and no appointment is required. Applicants should fill out the online application, print the application packet, sign and have it notarized. Once ALL paperwork is signed and notarized it must be uploaded to the customer’s application using the order tracker link in your submission email. You may also fax to 704-336-6974 or email to email@example.com. Once your application has been completed the permit will be mailed to the address listed on the application. The permit will NOT be available for pick up in the office.
- Take a picture or scan your state-issued ID and upload it on the application form.
- Upload your ID and your application and release forms via the Order Tracker at https://mcso.permitium.com/order_tracker.
- Your submission of your CHP renewal application will not be complete unless you upload these items.
Address Change / Duplicate – If you need to change the address on your permit, order a duplicate or check the status of your application please visit www.mecksheriff.com.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work diligently and efficiently processing applications.
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 and Renewal Concealed Handgun Permits). Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.
Concealed Handgun Permits must be obtained from the county sheriff of your county of residence.
If you are RENEWING a Concealed Handgun Permit, you MUST apply no more than 90 days PRIOR to the expiration date. The permit will be mailed to the address provided on the application once completed. The permit will not be available for pickup.
- A New Concealed Handgun Permit costs $90.00, which includes the $10.00 fingerprinting fee.
- A Renewal Concealed Handgun Weapon costs $75.00
- Applications for CHP and Renewals will be processed between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
- Click the links on the left to apply for a permit.
Please visit the below website for further information regarding NC Firearms Laws and reciprocity:
NC DOJ Information
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