23-7-60. Gold card permit to carry concealed pistol--Application.

An applicant shall submit an application, to the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides, for a gold card permit to carry a concealed pistol. The application must include:

(1)    A copy of the applicant's fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information, for a state, national, and international criminal background check;

(2)    An authorization to run a criminal background check;

(3)    A separate payment for the cost of processing the criminal background check; and

(4)    A separate application fee of forty dollars for the gold card permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Thirty dollars of the application fee must be retained by the sheriff and ten dollars must be forwarded to the secretary of state for use in administering concealed carry permits.

The sheriff shall forward the copy of the applicant's fingerprints, the applicant's authorization for processing a criminal background check, and the payment for the criminal background check to the Division of Criminal Investigation for processing.

Source: SL 2016, ch 132, § 7, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; SL 2021, ch 104, § 4.