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Weapon Permits
CARRY CONCEALED PERMIT INFORMATION:

The cost is $50.00 for a plastic permit card.  This is a uniform card that will be issued by the Iowa Department of Public Safety after January 1, 2018. (This date is subject to change)  This card will eventually be mailed directly to the mailing address provided by the applicant;

Must be 21 and a resident of Iowa; 

TRAINING REQUIREMENT:
*Handgun safety training course utilizing an instructor certified by a state law enforcement agency;
*Handgun safety training course utilizing an instructor certified by the National Rifle Association;
*Completion of a hunter education program approved by the Natural Resource Commission, if handgun safety training is noted on the certificate of completion;
*Armed forces small arms training (for those released or retired from Active Duty) - requires documentation of honorable discharge OR general discharge under honorable conditions (DD-214, DD-256, NGB-22, or similar);
*Armed forces small arms training (for those on Active Duty) - requires certificate of completion of basic training or similar;
*Handgun safety training course for security guards, investigators, or special deputies, if such course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
*TRAINING EXEMPTION - Documentation that applicant holds or held an Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons issued on or after 01/01/2011;

Applicant must apply in county you reside in; 

Applicant must have driver's license or ID with applicant's current address on it;

Payment must be made at time of application;

There is an approximate 1 week waiting period;

Permit is good for 5 years.


CARRY CONCEALED PERMIT CLASS:

Please contact our office for the date of the next Carry Class at 319-753-8212.

The class will take approximately two hours.  You will need to bring your driver's license or ID with your current address on it.  The class costs $60 and the permit fee is $50.  You will need pay both the training and permit fee at the time of the class.  We only accept cash or checks.  The application for the carry permit will be filled out at the class, if you reside in Des Moines County.   If you do not reside in Des Moines County, a certificate will be issued for you to take to your county of residence.  

You will need to contact the Sheriff's Office to sign up for the training.  We are limiting the class to 20 people and you have to be on the list in order to attend.

Call 319-753-8212 or stop by the Sheriff's office to sign up.


PERMIT TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION:

Must be 21 and a resident of Iowa;

The cost is $40 for a plastic permit card.  This is a uniform card that will be issued by the Iowa Department of Public Safety after January 1, 2018. (This date is subject to change)  This card will eventually be mailed directly to the mailing address provided by the applicant;

There is no training required;

Applicant must apply in county you reside in; 

Payment must be made at time of application;

Applicant must have driver's license or ID with applicant's current address on it;

There is an approximate 1 week waiting period;

Permit is good for 5 years.