Permits

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office provides several permitting services as required by State and Federal Law. These services include Handgun Permits, Concealed Handgun Permits, Precious Metals Permits and Nonferrous Metals Permits.

Please know that due to recent circumstances across our nation, the demand for firearms has substantially increased. This increased demand has affected all Sheriff's Offices in North Carolina. We now have a backlog of applications to process due to this significant increase in volume. Applications are processed in order in which they are received. You will promptly be notified upon approval of your application. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we all deal with this situation.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014, The Forsyth County Sheriff's office will implement an online pistol permit application process. Applicants may apply online here.

**Note if applying online, applicants will be charged a convenience fee by Permitium; however, applicants may apply at the Forsyth County Public Safety Center and not incur the convenience fees. Applicants applying in person will be required to pay cash.**