It is crazy how difficult it has been to find an answer to this question… maybe someone here can help.
I have a CHP in Mecklenburg county (NC), and I moved but am still in the same county. I submitted all the proper paperwork, and was informed on Jan. 20th that they are sending me an updated permit with my new address. I still don’t have it. While I wait, am I legally permitted to conceal carry with my old permit, which is still valid but has my old address that doesn’t match my new DL?
I have been calling the sheriff’s office for WEEKS. They don’t answer. I leave messages. They don’t return my calls. I send emails. They don’t respond. What is this? I plan on going to the office this week to ask in person, but it’s ridiculous to have to do that. If anyone here is able to bring me some clarification to save me the trip, that would be wonderful .
It took me about a week up here to get my replacement permit after moving. I know my Sheriff here. Never have a problem asking him questions. You have a different deal being it’s a large population center down there… Heck just call them and ask. Don’t think it will hurt anything
Since the Sheriff of Mecklenburg County is the one that issued your permit, I will assume that they have also informed you of what to do in the event you change your address and how to notify them of the change and subsequently handle yourself while the notification of the change of address is in process.
This is only my opinion as I live in Cumberland County; if I have done what is required and my current permit is not expired, I would continue to carry, keeping my permit with me, but also a copy of the text or email or letter sent to notify them [SD] of the change. I’d do this because if it’s so important that I notify them that my address changed. then it’s just as important enough for me to keep a copy of how I notified them of that change on my person along any subsequent documents appertaining, along with my still current permit. So, if there is a failure somewhere, at least that failure is not on my part. JMHO. This may sound a bit rudimentary, but I believe it will CMA. And I would advise that you CYA.
WOW Virginia has some bad gun laws, but I can truthfully say I always been pleased with my CCL renewal. Recently went in courthouse filled out the paperwork. Got a text and email before I got back to my truck saying that it was being processed. 4 days later received text and email saying it was approved and in the mail. About 5 more days it was in my wallet. I’m impressed, considering the number of non work days and a holiday. People in Courthouse were polite and helpful.