Issuance of Weapon Permits

Story County Sheriff's Office Procedure for Issuing Weapon Permits

The Story County Sheriff's Office shall issue weapon permits according to the following procedure:

  1. All applications for weapon permits must be made in person at the Story County Sheriff's Office, located at:
    1315 S. B Ave.
    Nevada, IA 50201
  2. Applicants will not leave the office with a permit to carry weapons in-hand as processing may take up to 30 days. Permits to acquire weapons will be issued at the time of application unless the applicant is disqualified. Permits to acquire will not be valid for a period of three days.
  3. Appropriate training certificates or a certified qualification score (in the case of a renewal) must accompany the applicant at the time application is made.
  4. When an approved application has been signed by the sheriff or their designee, the applicant will be contacted and informed that the permit is ready to be paid for and picked up.
  5. If the application is denied due to a disqualifier, the sheriff will notify the applicant in writing of the reason for the denial.