Handgun Permits / Concealed Carry Information / Fingerprinting

Permits by Mail

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office is accepting NEW and RENEWAL Concealed Handgun Permit applications, change of name and address requests and pistol purchase permit applications through the online system, by mail, or in person.

Mail completed forms to:

  • Randolph County Sheriff's Office
    Attn: Weapon Permitting Division
    727 McDowell Road
    Asheboro, NC 27205

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE INCLUDED YOUR NOTARIZED FORM.  If you need the form notarized, a notary is available at the Sheriff's Office.

Please consider that permit applications have increased dramatically. The Sheriff's Office is using all available manpower to process applications and requests that individuals not call about the status of their application. Applicants will be contacted by Permitium with notification that permits have been approved prior to mailing. Any approved pistol purchase permit, concealed handgun renewal permit, or address/name change will be mailed through the United States Postal Service. 

Concealed Carry Information & Handgun Permits

Concealed Carry

For your convenience we now offer Permitium Service for Concealed Carry Permits.  You will receive a letter around 90 days prior to expiry.  If you do not receive the letter, have you changed addresses?  You will need to contact the Sheriff's Office if you have moved and need information regarding the renewal.  

Concealed Carry Tutorial

Public fingerprinting will be done by Appointment only.  See below.

Current Law Enforcement Officers
The following additional documents are required:

  • Letter from your Agency Head stating that you are an employee in good standing and that you are not currently under any disciplinary action
  • Copy of your current firearms scores
  • You will need to bring your current agency issued identification

Retired Law Enforcement
The following additional documents are required:

  • Written documentation from the Agency Head indicating you were an employee in good standing, that you were not involved in a criminal or administrative investigation in the previous 6 months before retirement and that your employment didn't end involuntarily
  • You must have at least 20 years as a certified NC Law Enforcement Officer
  • Copy of your Letter of Retirement from either the NC Teachers and State Employees Retirement System or the NC Local Government Retirement System
  • You must provide a copy of your current Firearms scores
  • Must apply for permit within 2 years of your separation date

Handgun / Pistol Purchase Permits

For your convenience we now offer Permitium Service for Pistol Purchase Permits.

Pistol Permit Tutorial

Due to the changes in the law that took effect December 1, 2015, there is up to a fourteen (14) day waiting period for firearm purchase permits. This includes extra paperwork and data entry that also has to be completed by the clerk's office and the mental health system.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but the surge in permit requests has left us no alternative. We thank you for patience and understanding.

Please remember to mail a copy of your driver's license, and proof of residence (Power Bill, Automobile Registration, Phone Bill) with your application.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must apply in person
  • Provide a valid NC. State Identification Card or NC Driver's License reflecting correct address and proof of residency in NC and Randolph County for 30 days
  • Must be able to complete application process
  • If you are an immigrant, you must bring your permanent resident card
  • Must show proof of Military Discharge


Fingerprints will be completed by appointment only. You may schedule your appointment by visiting https://randolphso.permitium.com/fingerprint/start. If you do not have internet access or have any trouble scheduling an appointment you may call 336-318-6698 and request an appointment.