WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Beaufort County residents are now able to apply online for a handgun purchasing permit.
The online applications became available on Monday, August 15.
Those wanting to apply can do so online by going to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office website by clicking here.
Each handgun purchase permit is $5.00. There will be an additional one-time $3.00 convenience fee for the online service. Applicants can apply and pay for up to five handgun permits online.
Once the Purchase Permit application has been approved, applicants will be notified online or by telephone or text and can come to the Sheriff’s Office to pick up their permits.
“This will be a great help to my staff as well as our citizens. Our goal is to make this process better and more convenient for the public,” said Sheriff Ernie Coleman.
Paper purchase permit applications are still available at the Sheriff’s Office.