Pistol purchase permits will no longer be issued by any sheriff in North Carolina. The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office has stopped processing pistol purchase permit applications including pending applications.
Call Robin Withers at 652-2235 ext. 1246.
You must call and make an appointment for new concealed carry permits, as you will need to be fingerprinted.
Below is a fillable form that will be sent directly to our office prior to your appointment.
Additional fees may apply.
Application paperwork must be signed and notarized at the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.
No appointment necessary for renewals BUT application paperwork still must be signed, notarized and returned to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office before it can be processed.
Below is a printable form that you may fill out and return to our office.
An in-office notary is available,
if needed, at no extra charge.