Sheriff's Office

** NOTICE ** 

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022

The Fingerprinting Fee will be $10.00 cash per card.
Electronic fingerprinting is $10.00 cash.

Please bring the exact amount of cash with you.

Thank You
The Craven County Gun Permit Team

  1. Fingerprinting is available Monday - Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3:30pm. This is a walk-in basis. We do not make appointments for fingerprinting. The cost is $10 cash per fingerprinting card, exact change is required. There is NO ATM on the premises.
  2. Carry Concealed Permits applications are done through the Online Gun Permit Link provided on this page. They are by appointment only. Should you have any questions, please contact the Gun Permit Team at 252-636-6620.
  3. Handgun Permit applications can be done two different ways:

(1) Apply through the Online Gun Permit Link provided on this page. Please read the instructions carefully. You will be required to bring the mental health form into the Sheriff’s Office within 5 days of your applications. There is no limit to handgun permits. (2) You may come to the Sheriff’s Office Monday through Friday from 8am-Noon and 1pm-4pm to apply using the Kiosks in our lobby. This is a walk-in basis. Depending on the computer usage, you may have a wait. We have appointments set up during the day for CCW applicants. Should you have any questions, please contact the Gun Permit Team at 252-636-6620.

County Demographics


County Seat: New Bern, NC
Population: 103,505 (2010 U.S. Census Bureau)
Square Mileage: 735

Unused Medicine DropBox


Unused Medicine DropBox (PDF) installed in Craven County Sheriff's Office at:
Judicial Center
1100 Clarks Road
New Bern, NC 28562

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