Applications may be completed during business hours of 8:30am-4pm Monday through Friday excluding Holidays. You must apply in person. A credit card style ID is also available for an additional $5.00 and can be made Thursdays from 3pm-6pm or by appointment with the Sheriff.
To apply for a permit to carry a weapon (Professional or Non-Professional) Applicants must show a valid ID (See FAQ for Identification Required for Permits to Purchase or Carry). Address on ID must be current.
Applicants must show proof that they have met the requirements set forth in Iowa Code Chapter 724, before receiving a permit. To see the entire code section go to: http://
To summarize this code;
1. Applicants must show proper Identification (see required identification FAQ).
2. Applicants must apply for a permit to the Sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides.
3. Applicant must have completed required training (see Training Requirements FAQ)
4. Applicant will pay required fee at time of application. $50 cash for new permits and $25 for Renewals.
A professional permit also requires an employer's authorization on the application, along with a letter on company letterhead stating they are employed with that company and requests the individual to carry a weapon while on duty.
Other requirements are:
-Must be resident of Clayton County
-Provide a valid ID or drivers license from the IOWA DOT with
-A background check will be completed for convictions and/or any outstanding warrants
-Fee for processing new permits is $50.00
Q: What defines a NEW APPLICATION and a RENEWAL APPLICATION?
A: "New application" means an application for an Iowa professional permit to carry weapons filed when the applicant does not currently hold an Iowa permit to carry weapons OR when the applicant does not file the application at least thirty days prior to the expiration of a currently held Iowa permit to carry weapons. "Renewal application" means an application for an Iowa professional permit to carry weapons filed at least thirty days prior to the expiration of a currently held permit to carry weapons.
Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?
A: Contact Secretary Jan Heck at extension 114: (563)245-2422 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)