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South Dakota Concealed Pistol Permit  Reciprocity Map

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

South Dakota CCW Reciprocity State Info

South Dakota Reciprocity, Honors these permits:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, 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 Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

South Dakota Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, 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.

South Dakota Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

Illinois,Vermont, District if Columbia

South Dakota Conceal Carry Permit Information

South Dakota CCW Application Fee

The fee for a South Dakota concealed carry permit is$10.00

Residents & Non Residents

South Dakota is a resident only issue state. NOTE – three types of permit are available;
Regular – requires clean SD criminal record for five years.
Gold card – requires fingerprinting and a Federal background check.
Enhanced – requires fingerprinting, Federal background check and a firearms safety course.

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Valid for How Long

South Dakota concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years

Shall Issue State

South Dakota  state is a shall issue state.

 

Is South Dakota an Open Carry State?

Can I open carry in South Dakota? 

Open carry is legal without a permit.

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

The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 30 days of the application being received. A temporary permit is issued within 5 days.

South Dakota Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Is eighteen years of age or older.
  • Has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or a crime of violence.
  • Is not habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition.
  • Has no history of violence.
  • Has not been found in the previous ten years to be a "danger to others" or a "danger to self" or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent.
  • Has physically resided in and is a resident of the county where the application is being made for at least thirty days.
  • Has had no violations of firearms control, unlawful use of weapons, or controlled substances; marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the preceding five years.
  • Is a citizen of the United States or legal resident alien.
  • Federal Law  applies

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

YES – Without a Permit/License
If you do not have a permit you can carry an unloaded handgun in the trunk or other closed compartment of a vehicle if it is in a container, which is too large to be concealed on a person. The Attorney General in 2004 wrote an opinion in which he says it is OK to carry a handgun in a vehicle if it is not concealed and visible.
Only a permit holder can carry a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

South Dakota requirements to not issue a concealed carry permit/licence

  • Is under eighteen years of age or older.
  • Has pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or a crime of violence.
  • Is habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition.
  • Has a history of violence.
  • Has  been found in the previous ten years to be a "danger to others" or a "danger to self" or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent.
  • Has not physically resided in and is a resident of the county where the application is being made for at least thirty days.
  • Has had violations of firearms control, unlawful use of weapons, or controlled substances; marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the preceding five years.
  • Is not a citizen of the United States or legal resident alien.
  • Federal Law –Applies

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Sheriff in the applicants county of residence.

South Dakota Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
    South Dakota gun laws do not say you must inform law enforcement that you are carrying a firearm. You are legally required to carry a permit/license whenever you have a firearm on your person.

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

    Where You Cannot Carry

    • An establishment licensed to serve alcoholic beverages on the premises if the establishment derives more than 50% of its sales from alcoholic beverages
  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • An establishment licensed to serve alcoholic beverages on the premises if the establishment derives more than 50% of its sales from alcoholic beverages
    • A county courthouse
    • An elementary or secondary school premises, including school vehicles or buildings
    • A snowmobile, unless firearm is unloaded and entirely enclosed in a carrying case
    • A game preserve or refuge
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

  • Constitutional carry

    No

  • Carry in Restaurant

    YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
    “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

    Where You Can Carry

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle

  • Premises that have Rules that state no firearms allowed:

    Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area.  Signs must be obeyed whatever the establishment is.

South Dakota Conceal Carry Application Forms

South Dakota CCW Application

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