FAQ

  • How do I apply for a Pistol Permit?  Individuals who have lived in Camden County for a minimum of 30 days may apply for a pistol permit at the Sheriff’s Office at our lobby Kiosk or on-line here under Permits System.  The lobby Kiosk is available  Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Applicants must have valid Drivers License at the time of the application and retrieval of the permit. Applicants must have reference from non-relatives. Applications approximately take seven working days to process. The price is $5.00 per Permit plus service fees for on-line use.
  • Camden County CourthouseHow did I get selected for Jury Duty?  Though your Jury Duty notice is mailed by the Sheriff’s Office, your name is selected randomly to us from the Clerk of Court’s Office. Your name may have been selected from Division of Motor files, tax records or other documents.
  • What are the hours of operation for the Camden County Sheriff’s Office?  The Camden County Sheriff’s Office operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For emergency situations, dial  911 or the non emergency number at 252-331-7445. The actual business office hours for the Sheriff’s Office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Is it possible for me to speak directly to Sheriff Perry?  Sheriff Perry welcomes calls from all Camden County Citizens and businesses regarding any questions or concerns. However, please remember, if you would like to speak personally to Sheriff Perry, you will need to contact his Administrative Assistant at 252-338-5046, as the Sheriff’s responsibility is for him to be out and about in the community.
  • How do I become a Camden County Deputy?  To become a Deputy, you must:
    • Be at least 21 years of age,
    • Be of good moral character with positive credit history,
    • Have a minimum of a high school education (college preferred),
    • Never been charged or convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor,
    • Be physically fit, and
    • Possess or be able to obtain a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Certification.
  • How do I obtain an Ex Parte (restraining) order?  An ex parte order can be obtained in one of the following ways: In emergency situations, an ex parte may be issued by a Magistrate during regular business hours, an ex parte may be obtained through the Clerk of Court (Civil Division).  Once the ex parte order has been issued by the appropriate judicial official, the Sheriff’s Office will make immediate service.