Contact Information for the Permits Unit

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Permits Unit
301 North Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-917-7015 or
permits@fcso.us

Public Service Announcement – Operational Change for Permits

Beginning October 2, 2017

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is offering new options to residents for the scheduling portion of the application procedure for purchase and concealed handgun permits. Effective Monday, October 2nd, 2017, the FCSO will begin accepting applications for purchase and concealed handgun permits on a walk-in basis or by appointments during the established days of the week and hours. The offering of both options will allow residents to select the means of submitting their applications which best meets their needs.

Listed below are the days of the week and associated times FCSO staff are open to serve the residents with these services:

Purchase & Concealed Handgun Permits:

Walk-ins – Residents are served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Appointments – Residents may select the preferred available date and time for an appointment.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    Appointments on the half hour from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    Appointments are in the afternoon ONLY on the half hour from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fingerprinting:

Walk-ins – Residents are served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Wednesday ONLY
    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Appointments – Residents may select the preferred available date and time for an appointment.

  • Wednesday ONLY
    Appointments on the half hour from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Permitting Services

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