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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is implementing changes in the gun permit application submission process which will become effective on March 1.

Concealed carry permit applications will be accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except on holidays.

Approved permits can be picked up from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on holidays.

Handgun purchase permit applications brought in to or filled out at the sheriff’s office will only be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except on holidays.

Citizens can still submit applications for handgun purchase permits online by visiting http://www.rockinghamsheriff.com.

The required “Release of Court Orders Concerning Mental Health and Capacity for Pistol Purchase Permit” can be mailed to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Attn: Records Division at P.O. Box 128 Wentworth, N.C. 27375 within five days of filling out the online application.

The “Release of Court Orders Concerning Mental Health and Capacity for Pistol Purchase Permit” can also be dropped off in person to the Sheriff’s Office at 170 N.C. 65 Reidsville, N.C. within five days of filling out the online application.

“Release of Court Orders Concerning Mental Health and Capacity for Pistol Purchase Permit” forms can still be submitted in person anytime Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to the Records Division except on holidays.

The purchase permit application is not complete and cannot be processed until this notarized form is received by the sheriff’s office. Approved permits can be picked up Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on holidays.

The sheriff’s office said the changes are being put into effect to give deputies more time to process and complete the applications in a timely fashion so citizens can receive their permits quicker.