Weapon Permits

Weapon Permits

Permit to carry

The Sheriff of your county of residence is the only person who is authorized to issue a weapon permit unless you are a non-resident of Iowa or require a permit as a result of your employment in the State of Iowa, in which case the Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety will issue your permit to carry. You may contact the Iowa Department of Public Safety by email at wpinfo@dps.state.ia.us or by telephone at 515-725-6230.

The Sheriff may issue both a professional and a non-professional permit to the same person if circumstances warrant.

A permit may be issued to a temporary resident of Iowa (i.e. a student residing in Iowa but whose permanent address is in another state or a person on active duty in the armed services stationed at the Rock Island Arsenal).

You will be required to bring in the following:

  • Current photo ID with your current Scott County address OR
  • Three (3) consecutive months of utility bills (electric, water, or gas) addressed to the person applying with the correct Scott County address.

Permits must be picked up in person at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office located in the Scott County Courthouse Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For further assistance please call 563-326-8703.

Please note: Any person who has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence (or misdemeanor crime resulting from domestic violence) will not be issued a permit.

Effective February 5th, 2014 citizens may apply online with the option to pay using a credit/debit card. There is a $4 service fee for all orders along with associated card transaction charges. You may apply in person at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in the Scott County Courthouse using a kiosk. Paper applications will no longer be accepted effective February 5th, 2014. You may pay by cash or check in person at the Sheriff’s Office, but all applications will be submitted online.


Answer these questions to figure out if you are qualified for a Renewal or if you should fill out the New Application.

  1. Have I taken a Refresher Course or Qualified, with an instructor, at the range, in the last year that my carry permit has been valid?
  2. Am I submitting my application at least 30 days prior to the expiration date on the back of my permit, but not more than 12 months before the expiration date?

If you have answered YES to all of the above questions, you qualify for a Renewal.

If you have answered NO to any of the above questions, you do not qualify for a Renewal. You must fill out the New Application, and your prior training can be used again.

Types of Permits Available:

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