Sheriff Chris Francis
Code of Ethics
N.C. Sex Offender & Public Protection Registry
North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Offender Search
Firearm On-Line Purchase Permit Application This link is to apply by credit/debit card on-line.
Firearm Purchase Permit Application (Printable)
Firearm Purchase Permit Application Supplemental Questions (For Legal Resident Aliens - Printable)
Concealed Handgun Permit Application(s)
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will provide public safety and assistance to all people, in a diligent and professional manner.
To be recognized as a leading and professional Office, committed to our citizens and improving the quality of life in our county.
Front Office: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Emergency Services 24 hours a day.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 North Washington Street
Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139
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