Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used. This online application is for residents of Black Hawk County, Iowa only.
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All orders require a valid email address to communicate the status of your order. You will be notified via email whether your application has been approved or denied. If approved, you will be required to come in person at the Sheriff's Office at 225 E 6th St, Waterloo, IA 50703 to show your valid form of identification and training documentation from a class with a NRA instructor or Law Enforcement Certified Instructor (such as ILEA). As required by the State of Iowa, you must provide training documentation to receive a Permit to Carry. The address on your application must match the address on your identification.
A new permit to carry requires a fee of $60 and a valid driver's license or non-operator I.D. that contains your photograph and current address issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The permits are valid for five years from the date of issue. If the permit is denied, $35.00 will be reimbursed to the applicant. The Sheriff's Office will retain the remainder for processing and handling of the application.
Renewing your current permit to carry requires a fee of $35 and a valid driver's license or non-operator I.D. that contains your photograph and current address issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The permits are valid for five years from date of issue. If the renewal is denied, $10.00 will be reimbursed to the applicant. The Sheriff's Office will retain the remainder for processing and handling of the application. For a renewal applicant, Iowa law requires training to occur WITHIN the previous 12 months PRIOR to your current permit to carry expiration date. This training can consist of a re-qualification (demonstration of proficiency with firearm) OR classroom curriculum (you can NOT use your DD214). All applications for renewal MUST be received no later than 30 days PRIOR to the expiration of your current permit to carry. Also, your current, valid permit to carry must be issued by the Black Hawk County Sheriff in order to apply for a renewal permit in Black Hawk County.
A duplicate permit to carry requires a fee of $35 and a valid driver's license or non-operator I.D. that contains your photograph and current address issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. You may apply for a duplicate permit, in Black Hawk County, if your current, valid permit was issued by the Black Hawk County Sheriff. Use the duplicate application if you've lost your current Black Hawk County issued permit or if you've had a name change. You can also use the duplicate permit application If you wish to change your address (from an old Black Hawk County address to a new Black Hawk County address) BUT THIS IS NOT REQUIRED BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
Permit to Carry allows you to acquire weapons. You must be a resident of Black Hawk County and a minimum of age of 21 to be approved for a Permit to Carry.
Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office
225 E 6th St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319-291-2587 (Listen to menu options)
Return to the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Website (CLICK HERE)
Complete information regarding the new law effective January 1, 2011 including training requirements. Go to State Information on Obtaining and Carrying Permits (CLICK HERE)
Phone: (855) 642-2453
Storage of firearms and ammunition presents a unique responsibility. Children may see weapons as toys, and thieves view them as a tool for crime or an item that can be sold for quick profit. Keep all firearms locked away in a secure place.