Weapon Permits

All permits are processed at the Muscatine County Jail at 400 Walnut Street in Muscatine, Iowa

Non-Professional Permit
A Non-Professional Permit to Carry (PDF) authorizes the permit holder to carry weapons with no restrictions as set by the Iowa Code. A Non-Professional Permit to Carry is valid for 5 years from the issuing date.

Application procedures for a Non-Professional Permit to Carry a weapon:
  1. Apply to the sheriff in the county of their residence.
  2. Submit a completed application form in person to the sheriff's office.
  3. Submit a completed certified handgun safety training course or military DD-214 form.
  4. Provide a form of identification.
    • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
    • Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724
  5. Pay the required fee:
    • $50 Cash or Check for a new permit
    • $25 Cash or Check for a renewal permit
    • An additional fee will be charged for a plastic card
Permit to Acquire
In order to purchase a handgun an Iowa resident must obtain an Iowa Permit to Acquire (PDF) if the resident does not already have a Permit to Carry. A Permit to Acquire authorizes the holder to acquire pistols / revolvers; however, this does not authorize the holder to carry a weapon. An Iowa Permit to Acquire is valid for 1 year after the date of application, and is valid throughout the state of Iowa.

Application procedures for a Permit to Acquire pistols or revolvers:
  1. Apply to the sheriff in the county of their residence.
  2. Submit a completed application form in person to the sheriff's office.
  3. Provide a form of identification.
    • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
    • Must meet all applicable requirements in Iowa Code Chapter 724
  4. Pay the required fee:
    • $5 Cash or Check for a new and renewal permit