New Hampshire Concealed Pistol License Reciprocity Map

Everything about new New Hampshire, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

New Hampshire CCW Reciprocity State Info

New Hampshire Reciprocity, NH Honors these permits:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

You must be a resident of the state they honor for your permit to be valid in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming NON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, 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.

New Hampshire Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

NON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

New Hampshire Conceal Carry Permit Information

New Hampshire Application Fee

New Permits and Renewals
$10 local resident
$100 non-resident

Checks should be made payable to
STATE OF N.H. – TREASURER

Residents & Non Residents

There are no laws restricting the age at which a person can carry firearms. A licence is not required to open or conceal carry. For those that require a permit there are separate forms for residents and non-residents. Residents apply to the county sheriff’s office and non-residents to the State Department of Justice.

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Valid for How Long

 License is good for 4 years

Shall Issue State

New Hampshire gun laws operate on an Unrestricted" and “Shall Issue” policy, the later being used for reciprocity. 

Is New Hampshire an Open Carry State?

YES – Without a Permit/License
Open or concealed carry without a permit/license in New Hampshire is legal.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in New Hampshire

14 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 14 days of the application being received.

New Hampshire Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Give the names and addresses of three references.
  • Provide your drivers license number
  • Federal Law –applies

Can I carry a gun in my car in New Hampshire

YES – Without a License.
There are no restrictions on vehicle carry. A lot of info on the web regarding vehicle carry pre-dates the new 2017 laws. Below is the latest law that clearly says you can carry in a vehicle.

159:6 License to Carry. 
III. The availability of a license to carry a loaded pistol or revolver under this section or under any other provision of law shall not be construed to impose a prohibition on the unlicensed transport or carry of a firearm in a vehicle, or on or about one’s person, whether openly or concealed, loaded or unloaded, by a resident, nonresident, or alien if that individual is not otherwise prohibited by statute from possessing a firearm in the state of New Hampshire.

Where to Apply for a New Hampshire Conceal Carry Permit

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by The Department of Public Safety through the local Police/Sheriff for residents and New Hampshire State Police for non-residents.

New Hampshire Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
    There is nothing in New Hampshire gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. We always recommend that you carry photo ID, at all times during which you are in actual possession of a concealed handgun. Although that is not a legal requirement in New Hampshire.

  • In New Hampshire, Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    YES

  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    Title 12 § 159:19 Courtroom Security

  • Constitutional carry

    YES

  • Carry in Restaurant

    Yes

  • Carry in State Parks

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • All areas of the state except those in the Off-Limits section

  • Premises that have Signs that state no firearms allowed:

    NO
    “No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in New Hampshire 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 by the law as being off limits.

New Hampshire Conceal Carry Application Forms

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE

New Permits and Licensing Unit

Hours


Monday – Friday8:15am – 4pm

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Contact


Address33 Hazen Drive

CityConcord, NH 03305

Phone(603) 223-3873

Email[email protected]

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