Murphy, NC— Sheriff Lovin has announced that beginning today, individuals desiring to apply for a handgun purchase permit may do so on-line.
Individuals wishing to apply for a purchase permit online can go to the Cherokee County Website, www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov. From the navigation bar you will find a tab labeled “Departments” then select the “Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.”
Once on the Sheriff’s Office main page, applicants can select a hyperlink marked “Handgun Permits”, and be redirect to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Permit Application page. Applicants will see a “Let’s Get Started” box which will take them to application process including being able to pay for up to five handgun permits online. The purchase permit cost remains at $5 each and there is a one-time $3 per transaction processing fee which is included in the total that is placed on the purchaser’s credit/debit card.
Once the permit is approved applicants will be notified on-line or by telephone or text when to come to the Sheriff’s Office to pick up their permit. Individuals are still required to show official picture identification when picking up their permit(s).
Sheriff Lovin emphasizes, “We are trying to streamline this process and make it much more convenient for those requesting permits. This online method allows us to remain in contact with individuals when we need additional information to approve a permit. Permits can be applied for anytime day or night, holidays or weekends.”
Sheriff Lovin added “although individuals can apply for a permit online my office will continue to process permits for those individuals who stop by the Sheriff’s Office and request a permit. This is just another way that my Office continues to be more accessible to the public.”
For more information or questions please feel free to contact the Cherokee County Office of the Sheriff at (828) 837-2589.
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