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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Permits

Precious Metals Permits

Effective October 1, 2009, a person who purchases precious metals from the public, other than by an exempted transaction (as defined in the stautes) must have a permit issued to them by a local law enforcement agency.  Section 2 of Session Law 2009 - 482 provides detailed information as to the required permits and application process.

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Handgun Permit

Under North Carolina General Statutes, the Sheriff of each county is directed to issue weapon permits to qualifying residents of his county, and to non-residents of the county who are collectors. Applications for permits will be accepted Monday through Friday between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, excluding state holidays. All applications must be completed at the Sheriff's Office in the presence of an officer or the Pistol Permit Clerk. Applications may also be obtained at any of the District Offices, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.(All applications must be signed in front of Sheriff’s personnel).

You may also apply online by following the link provide below.

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Conceal Carry

As of December 1, 1995, certain residents of North Carolina may be eligible to obtain a permit which would allow them to carry a concealed handgun under certain conditions. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.11 No other weapons may be carried concealed pursuant to such permit. The following information will be needed to complete the Concealed Carry Permit Application Process:

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