Precious Metals Dealer Permit

Precious Metals Permits are issued by the Police Department on forms provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.  The Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police processes all permit applications according to North Carolina General Statute § 66-165, including the collection of application fees, bonds, releases, fingerprints, etc.  Each application shall be given under oath and shall be notarized.  A 30-day waiting period from the date of filing of the application is required prior to the initial issuance of the permit by the Chief of Police.  A separate permit shall be issued for each location, place, or premises within the Police Department's jurisdiction.  Permits are valid for one year and must be renewed annually. 

See the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's website at  or call (919) 733-2126 for copies of all forms and for more information pertaining to the application process.