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North Carolina Concealed Pistol License Reciprocity Map

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

North Carolina CCW Reciprocity State Info

North Carolina Reciprocity, North Carolina Honors these permits:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

North Carolina Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

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

Michigan only recognizes Washington resident permits, not non-resident.

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.

North Carolina Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island

North Carolina Conceal Carry Permit Information

North Carolina CCW Application Fee

Application Type Original Renewal
Individual $80 varies by county $75
Duplicate $15

Accepted forms of payment
Accepted forms of payment are Certified check, Cashiers check, or Money order.

NOTE
An additional fee of $10 may be charged for processing your fingerprints. Fees vary between counties.

Residents & Non Residents of North Carolina

How to Apply for a  resident Permit

In order to acquire a North Carolina permit, an individual must apply to the sheriff's office in the county in
which he/she resides. As part of the application process, the applicant must accomplish the following:
1. Complete an application, under oath, on a form provided by the sheriff's office;
2. Pay a non-refundable fee of $80.00; and
3. Allow the sheriff’s office to take two (2) full sets of fingerprints, which may cost up to $10.00;
4. Provide an original certificate of completion of an approved handgun safety course; and
5. Provide a release authorizing disclosure to the sheriff of any record concerning the applicant’s
mental health or capacity. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.13
Any person or entity who is given an original or photocopied release form as described in N.C.G.S. § 14-
415.13(a)(5), shall promptly disclose to the sheriff, any records concerning the mental health or capacity of
the applicant who signed the form and authorized the release of the records. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.14(c)
Permit/License is valid for 5 years.
Issue or deny your application within 45 days after receipt of the items listed in G.S. 14-415.13.
A NICS Check is mandatory on all New/Renewal Applications
Note: Check your local Sheriff’s website as some are taking applications online.

 

Non-Resident Permits
North Carolina does not issue Permit/Licenses to Non-Residents. Active Military may be able to apply
for a permit/license to carry in North Carolina. Check with the local Sheriff and your Commanding Officer.
MCB Camp Lejeune Base Order 5500.1G Pending H is an amendment to the Camp Lejeune Rules &
Regulations that will lay out the routing of paperwork for those wishing to obtain a permit to buy a firearm
and/or obtain a CCW in NC. A unit’s commanding officer can endorse a letter for a service member which
serves as a background check and residency letter, providing all state and Onslow County requirements have
been met. There is other criteria that must be met.

 

 

If you keep your state of record (Not a resident of NC) and have a permit/license issued by any other state
you can carry in NC with it as NC now honors all other states permit/licenses. You must also follow all the
Rules/Regulations concerning personal firearms as set forth by your Duty Station. NC also gives a grace
period on the expiration of their Permit/License to those who are deployed and not present when their
Permit/License expires.

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Valid for How Long

North Carolina concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years

Shall Issue State

Washington state is a shall issue state. As long as the applicant meets the requirements then they will receive a Washington State concealed pistol license, (CPL)

 

Is North Carolina an Open Carry State?

YES – WITHOUT A PERMIT

A person without a CCW permit can carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle if it is not concealed and visible, and they have no felony convictions. The current definition of concealed is if the handgun cannot be readily seen by a person approaching and the gun is readily accessible. A handgun under the front seat or in an unlocked glove box or console is illegal. A handgun openly displayed or in a locked glove box, locked console, or in the trunk is lawful.

If you have a permit from North Carolina you may carry a loaded concealed handgun within a vehicle.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in NorthCarolina?

45 Days
Once the application is received it will take about 45 days to complete all the necessary checks.

North Carolina Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • You have completed an approved firearms training class, (minimum 8 hours).
  • Be a resident of North Carolina for 30 days preceding the filing of the application.
  • Be a resident of the County application is filed in.
  • Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.
  • Does not suffer from a physical or mental infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun.
  • Has not been convicted of an impaired driving offense within three years prior to the date on which the application is submitted.
  • Has not had judgment continued for or free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal, or sentencing for a disqualifying criminal offense.
  • Is not currently or has not been adjudicated or administratively determined to be lacking mental capacity or mentally ill.
  • Federal Law Requirements

Can I carry a gun in my car in North Carolina?

YES – WITHOUT A PERMIT

A person without a CCW permit can carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle if it is not concealed and visible, and they have no felony convictions. The current definition of concealed is if the handgun cannot be readily seen by a person approaching and the gun is readily accessible. A handgun under the front seat or in an unlocked glove box or console is illegal. A handgun openly displayed or in a locked glove box, locked console, or in the trunk is lawful.

If you have a permit from North Carolina you may carry a loaded concealed handgun within a vehicle.

Open Carry

You can not apply for a concealed carry license if you:

  • Are not at least 21 years old.
  • You have  not completed an approved firearms training class, (minimum 8 hours).
  • Have not been a resident of North Carolina for 30 days preceding the filing of the application.
  • Are not a resident of the County application is filed in.
  • Are not a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.
  • Suffer from a physical or mental infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun.
  • Has been convicted of an impaired driving offense within three years prior to the date on which the application is submitted.
  • Has had a judgment continued for or free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal, or sentencing for a disqualifying criminal offense.
  • Is currently or has been adjudicated or administratively determined to be lacking mental capacity or mentally ill.
  • Federal Law Requirements

Where to Apply for Washington Conceal Permit License

If you live in a city or town then you can simply go down to your local police or sheriff's office to apply.

If you live in an unincorporated area of a Washington County then you will apply at your county sheriff's office.

Non-Residents: Apply at any local police or sheriff's office in Washington State

Washington Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    It is not required to voluntarily notify an officer of carrying a firearm. Washington is not a duty to inform state, however you must provide your license if asked. 

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

    No

  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    In Washington state these places are off limits to carry:  

    • Public schools
    • Correctional facility
    • Law enforcement facility
    • State courthouses
    • Mental health facility
    • Outdoor music festival
    • Secured areas in airports
    • Any portion of an establishment classified by the state liquor and cannabis board as off limits to persons under 21 years of age. 
  • Constitutional carry

    No

  • Carry in Restaurant

    Yes, but be careful not to walk through prohibited areas such as the bar or on your way to the bathroom.  

  • Carry in State Parks

    Places allowed to carry in Washington:

    • 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:

    • College/Universities
    • Licensed Child Care facilities
    • Racing Association Grounds
    • An Emergency Respite Center
    • Licensed Pregnant and Parenting Teen Residential Programs and their facilities
    • Licensed Homes and facilities that Provide Care to Children
    • Overnight Youth Shelter and Residence Operated By the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.
    • All facilities operated by the Office of Administrative Hearings. 
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Washington Conceal Carry Application Forms

Concealed Pistol License Application

Pistol Transfer Application

Firearms Records Certification Request

How to renew your WA CPL

To renew your conceal license go  to your local law enforcement agency. Requirements are the same except.

  • You don't need to get fingerprinted
  • You should receive your license within 2 weeks

 

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