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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 515-382-7461 

CCW Application Process

Iowa Permit to Carry Information Permit Info

Issuance of Weapon Permits Permit Issuance