Governor Reynolds issued an Emergency Declaration related to the COVID-19 virus.
During this proclamation (for State purposes only) it is legal to carry past the date of expiration. However, if purchasing a firearm and the permit is over 5 years from date of issue (when the NICS check was ran), a new NICS check will need to be ran by the FFL at point of sale because federal law requires a NICS check within the past 5 years.
The Governor also removed the requirement for counties to accept applications by personal delivery. Union County is still accepting personal delivery of applications, however, during this proclamation, it will also be accepting applications by mail.
When mailing an Application for Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons or the Application for Permit to Acquire a Pistol or Revolver, applicants are asked to include a check or money order made out to the Union County Sheriff’s Office. New Permit to Carry applicants need to include a copy of their training certificate or DD214. Mail to applications and payment to Union County Sheriff’s Office, 302 N. Pine St, Creston, IA 50801.