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Issuance of Weapon Permits in the State of Iowa
The State of Iowa has transitioned from a "may issue" state, in which permits to carry weapons were issued at the discretion of the Sheriff, to a "shall issue" state where permits to carry weapons are granted unless there are circumstances that dictate that the Sheriff deny a permit to carry a weapon.

The Sheriff's Office has put together a list of resources for information to help our constituents understand this change.

Questions regarding weapon permits may be directed to the Support Services Division by calling (515) 382-7473.