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Cumberland County residents can apply for gun permits online

Posted May 13, 2014

Wake County offers online gun permits

— Starting Thursday, Cumberland County residents can complete the process of applying for a gun permit entirely online. The change comes as an upgrade to a system where residents could print forms from the county website but still had to apply on paper.

The new online permitting system will allow applicants to file their paperwork and pay their fee, along with a $3 convenience charge.

“The applicant can complete the application process at a time convenient to them, anywhere that they have access to the Internet,” said Sheriff Moose Butler. “The website is very user friendly and secure, with the capability to pay online with a major credit or debit card.”

Applicants will be kept up to date about the process of their application via email, text message or phone.

Butler said those who choose to apply for a gun permit the old-fashioned way can still come to the sheriff's office where staffers will assist them.


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  • lasm May 16, 2014

    I think all NC counties who offer this service uses the permitium.com site with the county name and letters so after the county; but before permitium.com. May "so" stands for sheriff office? I also applied in my county via the internet for a permit for an additional gun permit and was approved in less than 24 hours.

  • shellrocks2000 May 16, 2014


  • rschleich May 14, 2014

    Hey WRAL... A link to the site might be nice.

  • Tim Pearce May 14, 2014
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    Hey Lyle2 ,, Do they still do the character witness bit ? How do they handle that ?

  • Lyle2 May 13, 2014

    I was happy to find out last week that Wake County now offers this same service. I applied online for 2 permits on Wednesday, and was approved the very next day. Used to take a week. There is only a $3 convenience fee, which beats the heck out of driving to S. Salisbury St. to apply.