Concealed Handgun Permits

Click the button below for Concealed Handgun Permit information and applications.  You can apply for a new application, renew your current application or change the address associated with your application.

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Handgun Purchase Permits

Click the button below for information regarding a gun permit. You will be able to apply and pay for your gun permit(s) online using this service.

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Click the button below for Fingerprint information and applications.  This is not for New Concealed Handgun applications.

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Concealed Handgun Permits  The process is easier than you think.

The concealed carry permit is administered through your local Sheriff's office. All permits costs are non-refundable. The permit costs $80.00. To Renew your permit, the cost is $75 to. Click on the Concealed Handgun Permits button above to start the application/renewal process.


Please visit the below website for further information regarding NC Concealed Handgun Firearms Laws and reciprocity:
NC Firearms Laws

Handgun Purchase Permits.  You must have a permit to purchase.

To purchase a handgun, you must have a purchase permit issued from your local Sheriff Office. To begin the application process, click the button above to apply and pay for your purchase permits. This is not a license to carry a handgun.

Please visit the below website for further information regarding NC Firearms Laws and reciprocity:
NC Firearms Laws

Fingerprinting  We are here to help.

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict federal guidelines when performing necessary procedures for fingerprinting. During the application process, you will be asked to schedule an appointment. Please note that you will be asked to pay now to reserve your appointment.


  • Fingerprinting costs $10.00 for Martin County Residents.
  • For Out of County applicants, the cost is $15.00
  • Appointments for fingerprinting will be processed between 9:00am-4:00pm Monday and Wednesdays.
  • Click the "Let's get Started" button to apply for fingerprints.

For More Information, Contact:

Martin County Sheriff's Office
Martin County Governmental Center
305 East Main Street
PO Box 308
Williamston, NC 27892

Phone: 252-789-4500
Fax: 252-789-4529


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
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.)