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Nevada CCW


Everything about Nevada, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Nevada CCW Reciprocity State Info

Nevada Reciprocity, NV Honors these permits:

Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 Legislative Session, the state of Nevada will
recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho Enhanced Permit, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, , Minnesota, Mississippi Enhanced Permits, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina
North Dakota (both types of permits) Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota Enhanced Permits
Tennessee, Texas, Utah (both types of permits), Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
For the circumstances in which a holder of a permit issued by another state may carry
concealed in Nevada please see NRS 202.3688.

Nevada Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin,Wyoming.


No Permit Needed States

The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal:  Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  Some restrictions may apply.  Check each state for its own restrictions.

No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions

Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.

Nevada Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

NOT Honored by These States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina

NEVADA Conceal Carry Permit Information

Nevada CCW Application Fee

-Nevada (CCW) Concealed Carry Weapon permit fee is $95.25 for new

-NV CCW renewal fee is $61.25  Make sure to apply at least 120 days ahead of time to prevent late fee charges.


Residents & Non Residents

Nevada state will issue concealed carry weapons permits ( CCW ) in Nevada to both residents and non-residents.

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Valid for How Long

Nevada CCW permit is valid for 5 years

Shall Issue State

Nevada state is a shall issue state. As long as the applicant meets the requirements then they will receive a Nevada State concealed carry weapon, (CCW)


Is the state of Nevada an Open Carry State?

Can I open carry in the state of Nevada? 

Nevada is an open carry state with more areas accessible to a person who is open carrying than one who is concealed carrying.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in the state of Nevada?

In Nevada the Concealed weapons permit application takes up to 120 days to process.

Nevada Concealed Weapons Permit Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or more.
  • Provide the documentation to demonstrate competence with a firearm
  • HANDGUN TRAINING 8 hour instruction course for new application.  Also must have live fire qualification.  Will also be a written test.   For renewal application you will need a 4 hour instruction course.  You will be finger printed for both applications.
  • All handgun training must take place in Nevada, online or out of state courses will not be accepted. There are some counties that require any training to take place in the county where you file the application.

Can I carry a gun in my car in the state of Nevada?

There is no law against carrying handguns in a vehicle. The handgun must be visible if on a person. Handguns in a glove box, on or under a seat are allowed. You will need a permit to conceal carry a handgun in a holster or pocket while in a vehicle. Long Guns
There is however a law for carrying long guns and shotguns in vehicles. Whenever these firearms are carried in a vehicle they must be unloaded, this means there cannot be a cartridge in the chamber,  but you can have a loaded magazine in the firearm. The Law
NRS 503.165 – Loaded rifle

You can not apply for a concealed weapons permit if you:

  • Are a fugitive from justice.
  • Have been judicially declared mentally incompetent or insane.
  • Have been admitted to a mental health facility within the last 5 years.
  • Have habitually used intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired, including DUI convictions within five previous years and Medical Marijuana Patients.
  • Have been convicted of a crime involving the use, or threatened use of force or violence, including misdemeanor convictions, within the last three (3) years.
  • Have been convicted of a felony.
  • Have been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence or stalking, or you are currently subject to a restraining order or other order of protection against violence.
  • You are currently on parole or probation.
  • Have been, within the preceding five (5) years, subject to any requirements imposed by a court as a condition to:
    • Withholding the entry of judgment for your conviction of a felony, or
    • Suspension of your sentence for the conviction of a felony, or
    • Indictment by a Grand Jury.
  • Have made a false statement on any application.
  • You are not a lawful resident of the United States.
  • You are prohibited from possessing a firearm under state and federal law, city and/or county ordinances.
  • Federal law requirements

Where to Apply for a Nevada Concealed Weapon Permit License:


Applications are made at the sheriffs office in your county of residence. For Clark county residents applications must be submitted to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department. Military personnel aged between 18 – 20 can obtain a permit if they are on active duty or have been honorably discharged.

The Law
NRS202.3657 – Permit Applications

Nevada Concealed Weapon Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    It is not required to voluntarily notify an officer of carrying a firearm, however if asked you are required to notify the officer and produce permit. 

  • In Nevada Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    Yes but cannot be intoxicated.  You are under the same regulation limit as driving. 
  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    In the state of Nevada these places are off limits to carry:  

    • Airports
    • Public schools and private schools
    • Child-care facilities
    • Facilities belonging to the University of Nevada, the Community College System, any other vocational/technical school
    • Law enforcement agency facilities
    • Courthouses and courtrooms
    • Hoover Dam
    • Prisons, jails and detention facilities
    • Any buildings with metal detectors or signs prohibiting firearms at each public entrance
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Link to Nevada State Gun Laws

  • Constitutional carry


  • Carry in Restaurant

  • Carry in State Parks

    Places allowed to carry in Nevada
    • State parks
    • State and National forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • All areas of the state, except those listed as Off-limits.
  • Premises that have Rules that state no firearms allowed:

    You may not carry in any buildings with metal detectors or signs prohibiting firearms at each public entrance.“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Nevada gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned in the law as being off limits.Most signs on public buildings only ban concealed carry. You will find you have greater access to areas if you open carry.It is  recommended that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking a trespassing law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

Nevada Conceal Carry Application Forms

Concealed Weapon Permit Application



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