September 21, 2016 at 9:54 am #83000
May Issue VS Shall Issue: Shall Issue to Residents Only
Issuing Authority: Your Local Sheriff’s office in the City or County you reside in.
Required Training: You are required to take a state certified training course that involves live fire of a handgun.
How to Apply: You can apply at your local Sheriff’s office.
Non-Residents: North Carolina does not issue to Non-Residents.
Renewal: You must renew your permit every 5 years.
Processing Time: Up to 90 days.
Cost: For a new permit, there is a $80 non-refundable permit fee plus a $10 fee for processing your fingerprints. For permit renewals it will cost you $75.
Change of Address: You are required to notify the Sheriff that issued you your Concealed Carry permit within 30 days of a permanent address change.
Required to Notify Law Enforcement: Yes
Places Off Limits When Carrying:
Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.
State Restrictions include:
Any location prohibited by federal law. A law enforcement of a correctional facility. A building housing only state, federal or government offices. A financial institution. Any public or private school building or bus, campus, grounds, recreation area, athletic fields or other property used or owned by an educational institution. Any assembly where a fee had been charged for admission or where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed. Any other premises where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises. It shall be unlawful for any person participating in, affiliated with, or present as a spectator at any parade, funeral procession, picket line, or demonstration upon any public place owned or under the control of the state or any of its political subdivisions to willfully or intentionally possess or have immediate access to any firearm.
Private Property Prohibitions: Except as provided in G.S. 14-415.27, a permit does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun in any of the following: (8) On any private premises where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises.
(a) A person who has been issued a valid permit who is found to be carrying a concealed handgun without the permit in the person’s possession or who fails to disclose to any law enforcement officer that the person holds a valid permit and is carrying a concealed handgun, as required by G.S. 14-415.11, shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punished in accordance with G.S. 14-3.1. Any person who has been issued a valid permit who is found to be carrying a concealed handgun in violation of G.S. 14-415.11(c)(8) shall be guilty of an infraction and may be required to pay a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00). In lieu of paying a fine the person may surrender the permit. (a1) A person who has been issued a valid permit who is found to be carrying a concealed handgun in violation of subsection (c2) of G.S. 14-415.11 shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (b) A person who violates the provisions of this Article other than as set forth in subsection (a) or (a1) of this section is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1995, c. 398, s. 1; 2011-268, s. 21(a); 2013-369, s. 16; 2015-195, s. 9.) (1995, c. 398, s. 1; 2011-268, s. 21(a); 2013-369, s. 16.)
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