In order to acquire a concealed handgun permit, an individual must apply to the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which he resides. Applications are completed online by clicking on the link below. Please read and become familiar with the Concealed Handgun Permit Info before submitting an online application. All fees are non-refundable.
Permits to buy handguns in North Carolina can be obtained from the county sheriff (or, in some counties, the clerk of superior court). In Union County, it is the Sheriff’s Office.
You must obtain a handgun purchase permit whether you purchase the weapon from a commercial dealer or a private individual. The requirement also applies whether it is a transaction for money, an exchange or a gift. Anytime the weapon changes hands, a permit is required.
You must have one permit for each handgun you are purchasing. Multiple long guns may also be purchased with a single handgun permit, however they must be purchased in a single transaction.
** If you have a valid concealed carry permit you do not need a purchase permit to buy a handgun.
Please read the Gun Permit Information below before applying.
Residents of Union County may obtain a permit to purchase a handgun in one of two ways: