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Records Division

The Records Division consists of four civilian employees which includes a Law Enforcement Records Supervisor. This division receives and maintains all Sheriff’s Office law enforcement documents which include Incident Reports, Arrest Reports and Accident Reports; receives and enters civil and criminal papers and distributes to deputies for service and assist the public with all inquiries. The records division also issues gun permits, concealed weapons permits and summons jurors for jury duty.

Gun Permit: You have to be at least 21 years of age and a resident of Edgecombe County for at least six months to apply for a gun permit. Once the application is completed and returned to the Sheriff’s Office, a criminal background check is done. This process can take from 5 to 7 days. To print a copy of the gun permit application, click on “Gun Permit”.

The applicant must provide a picture ID. The fee for a gun permit is $5.00 each. Only two permits are issued to an individual per year unless approved by the Sheriff.

Concealed Weapon Permit: In order to apply for a concealed weapon permit in the State of North Carolina the first step is to receive a certification of completion of a gun safety course. The course is offered at various places throughout the county, such as community colleges or shooting ranges.

After the recipient has received their certificate, he/she should bring it in, along with proper ID and $90.00 cash (non-refundable) to apply for the permit.

The applicant will receive a concealed weapons package, which includes an application, a copy of do’s and don’ts, and a mental health release form. The applicant is fingerprinted and a background check is administered (the background process may take from 90 to 120 days).

The mental health release form is to be taken to the Mental Health Agency where he/she will be required to pay $10.00 for the release order to the Sheriff’s Office.

You will be notified by mail when your permit is ready to be picked up.

Jury Duty: Although jury summons are sent out from the Sheriff’s Office, the names are randomly pulled from the voter and driver license registration. Everyone is eligible to serve except the following:

  • Persons who have served within the previous two years
  • Persons under the age of 18
  • Persons physically or mentally incompetent. A doctor’s note must be attached to your request.
  • Persons 65 years of age or older are entitled to exemption for a good cause.
  • Non-resident of Edgecombe County.