The NC General Statute 14-404, requires the Sheriff's Office to process the handgun purchase permit within 14 days of the application. (However, due to the increase in gun permit applications and limited staff, it can take longer than 14 days)
Please note that as part of the application process, you will authorize the Jones County Clerk of Superior Court to inform the Sheriff of Jones County whether or not the clerks’ records contain the record of any involuntary mental commitment proceeding under Article 5 of Chapter 122C of the General Statutes in which you have been named as a respondent. The purpose of this release is to enable the Sheriff to determine your qualification and competence to purchase and handle a handgun. This form will require you to sign it within five (5) business days of completing your online application.
The Jones County Sheriff’s office offers this online service as a convenience to the community. In addition to the per permit fee of $5, the system will charge a per transaction fee for the convenience of applying and paying for your permits online. The convenience fee is not collected by the Sheriff. This fee is paid to the company that provides this service, payment and processing system to the public.
You can still come in person to apply for a permit using the terminal located in the Jail Administration Office (Old Jail/Probation Office- behind the courthouse), Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm, excluding holidays.If you will need assistance in applying for a gun permit online, then it is strongly urged that you bring a family member or friend to assist you. Otherwise, due to our duties as detention officers, we will ONLY be able to assist you on Wednesdays from 1- 4 PM.
Once you have been contacted that your permit has been approved, you will pick up your permit from the jail, located in the basement of the courthouse. Make sure you bring a photo id.
Retired or discharged military personnel MUST bring in a copy of their DD-214