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Macon County Sheriff's Office
Law Enforcement Center

1820 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Phone: (828) 349-2104
Fax: (828) 349-2275

  Macon County
Gun Permits

New or Renewal Applications

Macon County has two types of gun permits for it's citizens:

  1. Permit to Purchase a handgun
  2. Concealed (handgun) permit

Permit to Purchase a Handgun

  • Complete the application for gun purchase permit:
  • Handgun Purchase Permit
    • Pick up an application from the Macon County Law Enforcement Center
      at 1820 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734
  • Return the completed application to the Macon County Law Enforcement Center at 1820 Lakeside Drive.

Concealed Handgun Permit

  • NEW Concealed Carry PERMIT Application
  • Concealed Carry RENEW Permits
  • Complete a concealed handgun safety course offered by third parties around Macon County.
  • Complete the Concealed Handgun Permit form (because the form has to be done in triplicate, it is not presently available online. Form can be obtained in the lobby of the Macon County Law Enforcement Center at 1820 Lakeside Drive) .
  • If you are applying for a Handgun Permit you will be required to have your fingerprints taken. You can call 349-2295 or 349-2104 to schedule an appointment for fingerprints.

Can't make into the sheriff's office to submit your purchase permit or concealed handgun permit applications?

If, so, you can mail your application to us! Simply click on the appropriate link above, print out your application, fill it out, have it notarized and then mail it along with photocopies of your driver's license and/or old concealed handgun permit (if applying for new or renewed concealed handgun permit) and a check or money order (made out to Macon County) to:

Macon County Sheriff's Office, 1820 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, N.C., 28734

For new concealed handgun permits, fingerprinting is required. Along with your application, photocopy of your driver's license and check or money order, please make sure you provide a phone number we can reach you at so we can call you and schedule a time for fingerprinting, or you can call our office at (828) 349-2104 to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.

Pistol purchase permits are $5 each. A new concealed handgun permit is $90 and a concealed handgun permit renewal is $75. Checks or money orders only made out to "Macon County."

A Message to the Community from Sheriff Robert Holland

We now have an officer assigned strictly to managing the premises of the Macon County Sheriff's Office. I created this new position because I realize that when you need to speak with an officer one should be readily available to you.

Officer David Underwood will assist you with your needs or point you in the right direction.

This allows my patrol officers to handle their assignments without pulling them from the communities. David Underwood is also responsible for gun permits and various other duties, including making sure I promptly receive messages if I am out of the office.
Sheriff Robert Holland

Email - David Underwood - Support Services Officer

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