Weapon Permits

OUR OFFICE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  WE DO ASK THAT YOU WEAR A MASK AND MAINTAIN THE 6 FT SOCIAL DISTANCING.  WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BY MAIL.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR OUR REQUIREMENTS:  

all permit applications must be made to the sheriff of your county of residence

INSTRUCTIONS:   Print off and fill out the application.  These applications are on the link below noted as Application Forms.  You will need to mail the completed application, along with a copy of your training AND a copy of your driver’s license with your current address.  You will need to remit the fee as noted below in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.  Do not forget to fill out every section of the form, answer all of the questions, sign and date it.  Any incomplete form will be returned with further instruction.

APPLICATION FORMS:    https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/administrative-services/weapons-permit

PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS 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 card will 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 1-2 week waiting period;

Permit is good for 5 years.

PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS RENEWAL PROCESS:

Permit holders may apply for renewal within 30 days before or after their expiration date. The application must be filled out again and a $25.00 fee is payable at that time;

When the permit holder is earlier or later than 30 days of expiration, the regular fee of $50.00 applies;

No additional training is required;

Applicant must renew 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 1-2 week waiting period;

Permit is good for 5 years.


PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS CLASS INFORMATION:
Our office is not offering classes at this time. 

  

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 card will 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 1-2 week waiting period;

Permit is good for 5 years.


DUPLICATE PERMIT PROCESS:

Lost or destroyed permits can be replaced by completing an application and paying the duplicate fee of $25 for the permit to carry and $20 for the permit to acquire. This process requires another background check. Applicant must have driver’s license or ID with applicant’s current address on it. The waiting period is approximately 1-2 weeks.