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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

700 John Howell Memorial Drive
Lincolnton, NC  28092

(704) 732-9050
Non-Emergency Number

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
News and Announcements

Welcome to Lincoln County


July 27, 2020 - 2020 National Night Out is Canceled

After much thought and consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2020 National Night Out event at Walmart Denver, NC on 10/06/2020 due to the concerns over COVID-19. We appreciate everyone's interest and support and will look forward to next year's event. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has resumed fingerprinting for the public.

Fingerprints will be done by appointment only.  Please call 704-732-9050 to schedule an appointment.

East Lincoln and West Lincoln Sheriff's Offices Closed to Public

March 31, 2020 - The Adam District Office and Charlie District Office will remain closed to walk-in traffic. The offices are closed due to issues pertaining to the Covid-19 virus.

The Charlie District Office is located at 1889 North Highway 16 in Denver and the Adam District office at 3606 West Highway 27 in Lincolnton, NC.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Main Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, NC will be open and available to walk-ins. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

News Release

Concealed carry permit applications will be taken by appointment
Concealed carry permit applications will be taken by appointment only. Residents can apply for new concealed carry permits by calling the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 to set up an appointment. You can also apply by clicking on the "Apply for a Permit" link listed below.

Gun Purchases and Conceal Carry Permits

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.

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