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     How to Get a Permit to Purchase a Gun

  1. Fill out an Iowa Permit to ACQUIRE PERMIT Weapons Application http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/weapons/WP3.pdf
  2. Come to the sheriff’s office between 9-11 & 2-4.
  3. We will run a criminal history background check.
  4. Come to the Law Enforcement Center at 702 1st Ave So Fort Dodge with a government issued photo ID with correct address and $25 cash  and we have no change. If you pass the background check, you will be issued a 5 year permit to acquire.  You will receive your weapon permit in the mail from the State of Iowa.

 

     How Do I Get a Permit to Carry a Gun?

  1. Fill out an Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons Application http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/weapons/WP5.pdf
  2. Complete a training class by a licensed instructor OR provide DD214 with an honorable discharge.
  3.  Bring  Application and certificate of training to the sheriff’s office between 9-11 & 2-4.
  4. We will run a criminal history background check.
  5. Come to the Law Enforcement Center at 702 1st Ave So Fort Dodge with a government issued photo ID with correct address and $50 cash  and we have no change or $25.00 if a renewal. If you pass the background check, you will be issued a 5 year permit to carry.  You will receive your weapon permit in the mail from the State of Iowa.


             
                  
                  You can see recent weapon law changes the Dept of Public Safety site:     
                   http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/2017_WeaponsLawTransition_FAQ.pdf.