Sheriff's Office

** NOTICE ** 


Handgun permits are no longer issued. See a Gun Dealer to purchase a handgun.


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. Make sure you bring any paperwork or documents regarding the reason for your fingerprinting. Your paperwork should be given to you from your employer or provider. The fingerprint volunteers do not have the means to print any paperwork or documents.
  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. Effective March 29, 2023, handgun permits are no longer issued. See a Gun Dealer to purchase a handgun.

County Demographics

County Seat: New Bern, NC

Population: 104,450 (2015 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