Appropriate training certificates must accompany the applicant at the time application is being made. (bring a hard copy with you) See Permit to Carry New & Renewals for more detail.
When an approved application has been signed by the Sheriff or his designee, it will be uploaded to the state site for printing and mailed to the applicant. The Sheriff has up to 30 days to approve or deny applications, per Iowa Code.
Permit printing is now standardized by the state and will be printed at the state level. Permits will be mailed to applicants once approved.
If the application is denied due to any disqualifier(s), the Sheriff will notify the applicant in writing with the reason(s) for the denial.