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Attention - Moving Notice

The ID Bureau has moved all daily operations regarding public fingerprinting services,
criminal background checks, and all gun permitting processes to 52 Coxe Ave.

While visiting the ID Bureau for gun permitting or fingerprint services, please use the parking spaces marked "reserved" as you will not need to pay to park while visiting the ID Bureau.

An appointment is required for all fingerprint services.
Please call 250-4665 to schedule an appointment as public fingerprint services by appointment only.

Pistol Purchase Permits

The law regarding the issuance of pistol purchase permits by sheriffs in North Carolina has been repealed. This is effective immediately.

Click here to read an important message from the General Counsel of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association for more information on this developing legislation.

Location & Contact


Bureau of ID
P: (828) 250-4665
F: (828) 250-6047

Bureau of Identification
52 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.