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 Weapon Permits.
If you are RENEWING a Concealed Weapon Permit, you MUST apply at least 30 days PRIOR to the expiration date, but no more that 45 days prior.
If your permit has EXPIRED, but it has been LESS than 60 days since the fee is $90.00.
If 60 or more days has passed since your permit expired, you must apply for a NEW permit. You must also submit a NEW Training Certificate and NEW Fingerprints.
After completing the concealed carry application process (new or renewal) please print all documents. The printed documents must be submitted in person to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (main office located at 285 T Kemp Road, Louisburg) to complete the application process. Once all required documents are submitted in person the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office administrative staff will begin to perform the necessary background checks which are required by state and federal law.
- A New Concealed Weapon Permit costs $90.00, which includes the $10.00 fingerprinting fee.
- A Renewal Concealed Weapon Permit costs $75.00.
- To request a Change of Address, please come in to the Sheriff's Office.
- Applications for CCW will be processed Mondays to Fridays between 9:00am-5:00pm.
- Click on the links to the left to apply for a permit.
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.
Permit to Carry Information