The Sangamon County sheriff’s department is offering help to county residents who want to apply for a concealed carry permit.
Starting January 6th, a computer terminal will be set up in the lobby of the sheriff’s department that people can use to submit online applications.
The department will also provide a webcam that can be used for the required electronic photograph that must accompany the application.
The sheriff’s office is also working on possibly offering electronic fingerprint scans.
Fingerprints are not required to obtain a concealed carry permit, but will speed up the process.
Sheriff’s department personnel will also be on hand during regular business hours to answer questions about the application process.