Firearms Permits

Hours for Firearms License Applications are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  

 Requirements

  1. Applicant must be 21 years of age, or; at least 18 with proof of the following: actively serving in the US military; completion of basic training for the armed forces, or honorable discharge;
  2. Applicant must be a resident of Newton County;
  3. Applicant who is not a citizen of the United States must provide proof of legal presence;
  4. Applicant born outside the United States must bring their Naturalization Certificate. It is important that we have the INS number as part of the application.
  5. Applicant must provide picture I.D. with their Newton County residence listed;
  6. Applicant must not currently be on probation for any offense;
  7. Applicant must be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal and mental health records check on first time applications. 

First time applicants

Fee for the first time applicant is:  $74.75.  Payment must be in the form of $30.00 cash and $44.75 money order.  Your photo will be taken when you complete the application.  You will then request a background check at the Sheriff”s Office and will be fingerprinted.

Renewal applicants

The fee for a renewal applicant is:  $35.00.  Payment must be cash. You must present your firearms license that is not expired by more than thirty (30) days to qualify for renewal process. (If your permit has been expired for more than thirty (30) days, you will be required to apply as a first time applicant.)  Your photo will be taken when you complete the application.  You will then request a background check at the Sheriff’s Office and will not be fingerprinted.

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