Handgun Purchase Permit Requirements

Applicant must:

  • Be a citizen, a naturalized citizen or a resident alien;
  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Have attained at least one month’s residency in Greene County;
  • Provide a valid driver’s license or other picture ID provided by the state of North Carolina, with current address;
  • Must apply in person.
  • Must be able to properly complete application process.
  • Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must provide a list of previous addresses for the past 10 years.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Must not have any pending charges or unserved papers.
  • Must pass criminal history background check.
  • A criminal background check must be performed before granting of permit.


Permit to purchase a handgun costs five dollars ($5.00).

Permit to purchase a handgun is valid for a period of five (5) years from date of issue, unless your address changes.

Permit fees are due at the time the application is turned in; Fees are non refundable whether you are eligible for a permit or not.

Greene County Sheriff’s Office

301 N. Greene Street
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone: 252-747-3411
Fax: 252-747-5079


Matt Sasser, Sheriff

Greene County Detention Center

301 N. Greene Street
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone: 252-747-4700

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