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Weapon Permits

Learn about how, when, and where to get a permit to carry or purchase a weapon.

Procedures For Permit to Carry Weapons and Permit to Purchase Weapons

An Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry is valid for five (5) years. Application procedures for a Non-Professional Permit to Carry a weapon:

  • Lyon County residents apply at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Submit a completed application form in person to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Forms are available on this website or we have forms available at the office.
  • Submit a completed certified handgun safety training course form or military DD-214 form.
  • Provide a form of picture identification.
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724.
  • Pay the required $50.00 fee for a new permit or $25.00 fee for a renewal permit.

An Iowa Permit to Acquire is valid for five (5) years. Application procedures for a Permit to Acquire handguns:

  • Lyon County residents apply at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Submit a completed application form in person the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Forms are available on this website or we have forms available at the office.
  • Provide a form of picture identification.
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724.
  • Pay the required $25.00 fee.

Identification Card

An identification card for weapon permit holders are available for a fee of $10.00.  As for now, appointments must be made by calling 712-472-8300 to obtain a card.

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