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The administrative offices of the Story County Sheriffs Office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM., excluding holidays (New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas and one additional day).
You must appear in person to the Story County Sheriff's Office, located at: 1315 S. B Ave. Nevada, IA 50201 to apply for a Permit to Acquire.
You must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of Story County with a picture ID (i.e., an Iowa driver's license or Iowa ID card) reflecting a Story County address.
Once you have applied, the Sheriff's Office personnel will run the appropriate background checks. Upon successful completion of the background checks, a fee of $25 will be collected for the Permit to Acquire and will be valid for a period of 5 years.
Concealed weapons permit applications must be submitted online with the option to pay using a credit/debit card and requires a valid email address. For those of you without online access there is a computer kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office available for public use. All applicants will be required to upload the required documentation that is listed on the application. If you are unable to upload the required documentation, please bring them to the Story County Sheriff's Office located at 1315 South B Ave in Nevada during application hours. Permits will not be approved until we have the required documents.
A processing fee and convenience fee for all credit/debit card orders will be charged. Cash payment is accepted if you use the computer kiosk at the Story County Sheriff's Office.
An unloaded handgun may be transported in a closed and fastened container or securely wrapped package which is too large to conceal on a person, or inside a cargo or luggage compartment where the handgun is not readily accessible to any person in the vehicle.
An unloaded rifle or shotgun may be transported if it is taken down or totally contained in a securely fastened case.