North Dakota Concealed Weapon License  Reciprocity Map

Everything about North Dakota, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

North Dakota CCW Reciprocity State Info

North Dakota Reciprocity, Honors these permits:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

North Dakota  Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States.

RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

NON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West 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.

North Dakota Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, Maryland, Massachusettus, New Jersey, New York,  Rhode Island, Washington DC

North Dakota Conceal Carry Permit Information

North Dakota Application Fee

New Permits: $60
Renewal: $60

Accepted forms of payment;
Cashiers check, Money order

Made payable to “Office of Attorney General”

Residents & Non Residents

North Dakota is an “Unrestricted” (effective 1 Aug 2017) and “shall issue” state.
Non-Resident permits are available.
The permit is valid for 5 years.

NOTE – there are two types of permit/licenses available;
Class 1 – has reciprocity in many more states
Class 2 – less reciprocity but both licenses are treated the same within North D

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Valid for How Long

North Dakota concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years

Shall Issue State

North Dakota is a shall issue state

 

Is North Dakota an Open Carry State?

NO – Without a Permit/License
You can only open carry if you have a concealed permit/license.

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

60 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 60 days of the application being received.

North Dakota Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Age 18 for a Class 2 license, or age 21 for a Class 1 license.
  • A United States citizen or legal permanent resident alien.
  • Legally able to possess a firearm/dangerous weapon.
  • Must be a resident of North Dakota for 1 year as evidenced by ND driver license or ND ID card.
  • Successfully complete the training requirements.
  • Not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm.
  • No disqualifying offenses. A criminal background check is conducted on every new and renewal applicant. If you have been convicted of any alcohol-related offense within the past 10 years, you are ineligible for a Class 1 license but may apply for a Class 2 license.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons 

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

Guns in Vehicles in North DakotaNorth Dakota generally allows the holder of a concealed weapons license to carry or possess a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, with narrow exceptions. If the firearm is not loaded, a person may carry or possess it in a motor vehicleconcealed or unconcealed, even without a license.Oct 11, 2018

You can not apply for a concealed pistol license if you

  • Are not 18 for a Class 2 license, or age 21 for a Class 1 license.
  •  Not a United States citizen or legal permanent resident alien.
  • Not Legally able to possess a firearm/dangerous weapon.
  • Are not a resident of North Dakota for 1 year as evidenced by ND driver license or ND ID card.
  • Have not successfully complete the training requirements.
  • Are prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm.
  • Have disqualifying offenses. A criminal background check is conducted on every new and renewal applicant. If you have been convicted of any alcohol-related offense within the past 10 years, you are ineligible for a Class 1 license but may apply for a Class 2 license.
  • Federal Law – Applies

Where to Apply for a North Dakota Conceal Permit License

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Attorney General.

ND BCI – CWL
PO BOX 1054
BISMARCK ND 58502-1054

North Dakota CCW Online Application

North Dakota Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

     Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law?   NO
    North Dakota gun laws do not require you to inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm. But you are legally obligated to carry your permit/license at all times you have a firearm on your person and to hand the permit over if requested by law enforcement.

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

    Places Off-Limits Even With a Permit/License
    62.1-02-04. Possession of Firearm or Dangerous Weapon in Liquor Establishment Prohibited –
    Penalty – Exceptions.
    1. An individual who enters or remains in that part of the establishment that is set aside for the retail sale of
    alcoholic beverages and the consumption of purchased alcoholic beverages or used as a gaming site at which
    bingo is the primary gaming activity while that individual knowingly possesses a firearm or dangerous
    weapon is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. In addition, an individual is guilty of an offense under this
    section for the knowing possession of a device that uses a projectile and voltage in the part of an
    establishment that is set aside for the retail sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
    2. This section does not apply to:
    f. The restaurant part of an establishment if an individual under twenty - one years of age is
    not prohibited in that part of the establishment.

  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • Public gatherings
    • Athletic or sporting events
    • Schools or school functions
    • Churches or church functions
    • Political rallies or functions
    • Musical concerts
    • Any establishment that sells alcoholic beverages or is used as a gaming site
    • individuals in publicly owned parks where hunting is not allowed by proclamation and publicly owned or operated buildings
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 
     

  • Constitutional carry

    No

  • Carry in Restaurant

     YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
    Allowed in any part of a restaurant were a person under 21 years of age is permitted.
    “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

  • Carry in State Parks

    Yes

  • Premises that have Rules that state no firearms allowed:

    “No Firearm” signs in North Dakota have no force of law unless they are posted on property that is
    specifically mentioned in State Law as being off limits to those with a Permit/License to Carry. If you are in
    a place not specifically mentioned in the law that is posted and they ask you to leave, you must leave. If you
    refuse to leave then you are breaking the law and can be charged. Even if the property is not posted and you
    are asked to leave you must leave. Always be aware of the possibility that responding Police Officers who
    may have been called without your knowledge and may not know the laws on trespass etc. could arrest you
    even if you are within the law.

Obtaining a North Dakota Concealed Weapon License

There are four steps to obtaining a North Dakota Concealed Weapon License or renewing an existing license:

  1. Make sure you are eligible;
  2. Complete the online application and print it;
  3. Take the required testing;
  4. Mail the application form along with the $60 nonrefundable fee and all required documents.

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