Weapon Permits

Annual Permit to Acquire Pistols or Revolvers

A permit to acquire authorizes the holder to acquire (purchase) pistols, revolvers, and long guns; however, this does not authorize the holder to carry a weapon. An Iowa permit to acquire pistols and revolvers shall be valid three (3) days after the date of application and shall be invalid one year after the date of application (Code of Iowa, section 724.20). It is valid only in the State of Iowa.

*Please note that the Online Permit to Acquire website uses the following browsers: IE9 or higher, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome*

Online orders require a primary phone number and e-mail address in order to communicate the status of your order. You will be notified via e-mail, text, or phone call whether your application has been approved or denied. If approved, you will be required to come in person to the Sheriff’s Office at the Scott County Courthouse, 400 W. 4th Street, Davenport, Iowa to show your valid state issued photo identification. You are able to scan and submit your identification online; you must still bring it with you for inspection. Everyone applying for a permit is subjected to a background check through NICS, which everyone must pass. The Sheriff’s Office will not refund any money for applications denied for Permit to Acquire.

You may apply in-person at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at the Scott County Courthouse, 400 W. 4th Street, Davenport, Iowa. There is a kiosk in the lobby for people to apply online in person at the Sheriff’s Office.

You may check the status of your order online through ORDER TRACKER.