Weapon Permits

Professional and Non-Professional Permit to Carry Weapons

A Non-Professional permit to carry authorizes the permit holder to carry and acquire weapons.

*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 and supporting training documentation from a class from an NRA Instructor or a long form DD214 that states Honorable Discharge. As required by the State of Iowa, you must provide training documentation to receive a permit to carry a weapon. You are able to scan and submit your documentation 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. You can use your non-professional permit as a purchase permit. For Permits to Carry the Sheriff’s Office will refund $40.00 if the applicant is denied.

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.

A non-professional permit is valid for five (5) years. You need to renew your permit at least thirty (30) days before it expires.

Professional Permit to Carry Weapons

A professional permit to carry authorizes the permit holder to carry weapons in connection with their employment. A professional permit is valid only while going to and from work and while actually engaged in the employment for which it is needed.

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