Beaufort County residents can apply for handgun permits online

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WASHINGTON , N.C. (WNCN) – Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says residents wanting to apply for a handgun permit will be able to do so online beginning Monday.

Those wanting to apply can do so by visiting the Beaufort County Sheriff’s web page at

Each handgun purchase permit is $5.00. There will be an additional one-time $3.00 convenience fee for the online service.

Applicants can apply and pay for up to five handgun permits online.

Once the application has been approved, applicants will be notified online, by telephone or text and can come to the sheriff’s office to pick up their permits.

“This will be a great help to my staff as well as our citizens.  Our goal is to make this process better and more convenient for the public,” said Sheriff Ernie Coleman.

Paper purchase permit applications are still available at the Sheriff’s Office.

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