Records Division


The Records Division consists of four civilian employees, which includes a Law Enforcement Records Supervisor.  This division receives and maintains all Sheriffs’ 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 assists the public with all inquiries.  The records division also issues concealed weapons permits and summons jurors for jury duty.


HANDGUN PERMITS:  Effective March 29, 2023, Senate Bill 41 eliminated the pistol purchase permitting laws.  Any person seeking to purchase a handgun through a firearms dealer will undergo the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) criminal background check required under current law and either be sold the handgun or denied sale if a criminal history search indicates the person is disqualified from possessing a firearm.


For private transfers of handguns, while no NICS criminal background check is required under current law prior to making a private transfer, criminal penalties still apply to any person that knowingly transfers a handgun to a person who may not lawfully possess the firearm.


CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS:  Effective June 1, 2020 we migrated to on-line permit processing for all Concealed Handgun permits.  APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Please go to the following link to start the Concealed Handgun permit application process:  All on-line applications must be paid by credit/debit card.


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 72 years of age or older are entitled to exemption for a good cause.
  • Non-resident of Edgecombe County