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NC Conceal Carry permit (how long must I wait)

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by NewGlocker28, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. NewGlocker28


    Nov 26, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Hey All,

    I applied for my conceal carry permit back in February and, if I'm counting the days up correctly, today was day 45 since I turned in my application and I have yet to receive my permit in the mail. I know that in the past the county had 90 days to issue the permit but I was thinking the comprehensive gun bill last legislative session changed this to 45 days. Hopefully its in the mail and will be here by the end of the week. I was just wondering if anyone else has had to wait the full 45 days (and beyond). I'm in Wake County btw if that matters to anyone. Thanks!
  2. ParisArms


    Aug 14, 2011
    I will tell you now expect to wait the full 90 days plus a few days for the post man.

  3. ashecht


    Feb 10, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    I woul expect to wait the full 90 days.
  4. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

    Aug 14, 2006
    There is no longer a 90 day time frame on issuing new concealed carry permits. December 2011 the laws changed to 45 days AFTER the sheriffs office recieved all of the information required to issue listed in GS_14-415.13.

    Here is the new law with the time limits.

    If your permit isn't back in 45 days ask the SO what documents they have not received or if all have been received, what was the date the last document necessary was received and add 45 days to that to see what date they must issue or deny by.
  5. Silver_Bullet_00


    Mar 8, 2011
    I waited a little less than 3 weeks. Depends on the Sheriff. It only takes 3 weeks in Columbus County, and they call you as soon as it is in to go pick it up. They issue it as soon as the criminal background checks, mental health check, and finger prints are all done. We are a rural gun friendly pro hunting county though. They use to have 90 days. I wasn't aware of a new 45 day law. I've heard of certain Sheriffs letting them sit on their desk the max amount of time. It really only takes about 2 weeks for them to get everything back they need.

    Expect to wait the max, you live in a Blue Pro Obama Liberal county
    2008 Voting
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  6. whitebread

    whitebread ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nov 29, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    It is good to see the law was changed. In Wake they use to take the full 90 days before notifying you it was ready, even though the permit was signed and dated well before that.
  7. tim12232

    tim12232 Pistolero

    Aug 15, 2011
    Call them up!!! They have 45 days from the time you interview with them and turn in your information. Not 45 days from when they get everything!!! Call em up and give em hell!
  8. Did you get it, did you get it? Hope it shows up soon. Maybe you know where my new holster is? I'm getting frustrated and it's only been five days.
  9. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

    Aug 14, 2006
    Tim that is incorrect. They DO have 45 days AFTER they get the required paperwork from you AND the responses for the mental health records.

    That is why I recommend that he make an appointment with the sheriff in person and find out the dates that the records were received by the sheriffs office. Then he will have a valid maximum due date.