Policies, Permits, Forms & Resources


Weapons Permits

Planning on getting a Pistol Purchase Permit or a Carry Concealed Permit, here is a tutorial video for each permit to help walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.


We accept applications for both permits Monday through Thursday between 9 am and 3 pm.


You will need to be wearing a mask on your face to enter the building for fingerprinting!

Fingerprinting for any reason other than Concealed Carry Permits Applications, will need to be scheduled in advance by calling 910-798-4535.

Note: All fingerprinting services are done at the Civil Unit located in the Old Historic Courthouse at:
300 Princess Street
Room 201
Wilmington, NC 28401

View an Online Map of the Courthouse.

Monday through Friday
9 am to 3 pm.

The cost for fingerprinting services is $15, cash only.


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