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451 14th Avenue NE
Le Mars, Iowa 51031
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M-F 8am - 5pm
     
Weapon Permits

PROCEDURES FOR WEAPONS PERMIT
AND
PERMIT TO PURCHASE WEAPONS

 

**Instructions on what to do if your permit to carry is about to expire**

Because of the volume of permits we are expecting, we will be accepting applications on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

Procedure for renewing a Non-Professional Permit to Carry a weapon:

  1. Apply for renewal within the 60-day window of the date your weapons permit expires (the window begins 30 days prior to expiration and ends 30 days after expiration).
  2. Submit a completed application form in person to the sheriff's office.
  3. Provide a form of identification (such as a driver's license).
  4. Provide your weapons permit ID card which is about to expire or has expired.
  5. Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724.
  6. Pay the required fee of $25.00 (payment must be made by cash or check).

A Non-Professional Permit to Carry authorizes the permit holder to carry weapons with no restrictions as set by the Iowa Code. A Non-Professional Permit to Carry is valid for five years from the issuing date.

Procedure for a new Non-Professional Permit to Carry a weapon:

  1. Apply to the sheriff in the county of their residence.
  2. Submit a completed application form in person to the sheriff's office.
  3. Submit a completed certified handgun safety training course or military DD-214 form.
  4. Provide a form of identification (such as a driver's license).
  5. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  6. Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724.
  7. Pay the required fee of $50.00 (payment must be made by cash or check).

 

In order to purchase a handgun, an Iowa resident must obtain an Iowa Permit to Acquire if the resident does not already have a Permit to Carry. A Permit to Acquire authorizes the holder to acquire pistols/revolvers; however, this does not authorize the holder to carry a weapon. An Iowa Permit to Acquire is valid for five years after the date of application and is valid throughout the state of Iowa.

Procedure for a Permit to Acquire pistols or revolvers:

  1. Apply to the sheriff in the county of their residence.
  2. Submit a completed application form in person to the sheriff's office.
  3. Provide a form of identification (such as a driver's license).
  4. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  5. Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724.
  6. Pay the required fee of $25.00 (payment must be made by cash or check).
 
 

Additional Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Non-Professional Permit to Carry Application
Permit to Acquire Application
Firearms Training Instructors

 

 
 
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