Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

News and Announcements

October 13, 2020 - Amendments to the Current Addressing Ordinance

Amendments to the current addressing ordinance regarding piers and docks have recently been adopted. The proper posting of the lakeside address should include both the road name and assigned 911 address. In such instances, the lake front address posting will be constructed of a 12x18 sign, blue in color with reflective lettering, and should be placed at the end of the dock or pier, readily visible from the lake.

You can purchase a sign meeting the ordinance requirements from the county. Please visit our Addressing page to download the dock signage order form or contact David Workman at 704-736-8729 or by email to place your order.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has resumed fingerprinting for the public.

Fingerprints will be done by appointment only. Please call 704-732-9050 to schedule an appointment.

East Lincoln and West Lincoln Sheriff's Offices Closed to Public

March 31, 2020 - The Adam District Office and Charlie District Office will remain closed to walk-in traffic. The offices are closed due to issues pertaining to the Covid-19 virus.

The Charlie District Office is located at 1889 North Highway 16 in Denver and the Adam District office at 3606 West Highway 27 in Lincolnton, NC.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Main Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, NC will be open and available to walk-ins. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

News Release

Concealed carry permit applications will be taken by appointment

Concealed carry permit applications will be taken by appointment only. Residents can apply for new concealed carry permits by calling the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 704-732-9050 to set up an appointment. You can also apply by clicking on the "Apply for a Permit" link listed below.

Gun Purchases and Conceal Carry Permits

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.



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