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Frequently Asked Questions

Permit to Acquire

You must apply in person at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office for a Permit to Acquire, also referred to as a “Permit to Purchase.”

The Sheriff's Offices is located at 1116 14th Avenue in Eldora, Iowa.

You have to be able to show current photo identification that you are 21 years of age or older.

Finally, you must fill out an application form in the Sheriff's Office and pass the required National Instant Background Check System check to be eligible for a Permit to Acquire. Weapons Permit Information...

You will receive your Permit to Acquire in the mail within 1 week of the application date, not including weekends or holidays.

A Permit to Acquire is good for one year from the application date. The expiration date is typed on the permit.

There is a $10 application fee payable to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office on the day the application is filled out.

This is a non-refundable fee.