Please read the following before turning in your application 

New Rules When Applying for a Gun Permit Effective Immediately

Applications for pistol purchase permits may be submitted in person at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office with payment of the $5.00 fee.  There is no limit on the number of gun permits that can be purchased at one time.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, as a convenience and courtesy to the public, is also accepting on-line applications submitted through a private company's on-line application procedure. This option is strictly VOLUNTARY and any handling fee is between the company and the applicant.
The $5.00 fee is payable for each pistol permit application received.
If applying for a gun purchase permit you must list all charges, even charges that have been dismissed!  You will be DENIED for falsifying information if you do not list all charges.

To apply for a Gun Permit, and pay using your credit card, please click: https://lincolnso.permitium.com/

You will receive updates on the status of your application via email.  If you would like to check on the status of your application please click below: https://lincolnso.permitium.com/order_tracker

If you have any questions about the process please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spam bots and you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.

Applications can be submitted online or from computer terminals located in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Dr. Lincolnton or at the East Lincoln Sheriff's Office located at 1889 N. Hwy 16  Denver.

Approved permits may be picked up at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Dr.  Lincolnton or the Lincoln County Sheriff's Charlie District Office at 1889 N. Hwy 16, Denver, NC

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.