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Mississippi Firearm Permit


  • Must be at least 21 years of age or 18 if a member of the military.
  • Applicant must have been a resident of the state for over 12 months
  • Not suffering from a physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a handgun
  • No violent misdemeanor convictions within the last 3 years
  • Desires a legal means to carry a stun gun, concealed pistol or revolver to defend himself.
  • Does not chronically and habitually use alcoholic beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired.
  • Has not had adjudication of guilt withheld or imposition of sentence suspended on any felony unless three (3) years have elapsed since probation or any other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons

Mississippi ccw QUICK FACTS

Carry In VehicleYES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedYES
No Weapons Signs Enforced YES
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry YES

Permit Information

Mississippi gun laws operate on an "Unrestricted" and "Shall Issue" policy, the later being for reciprocity. It’s important to note that to carry without a permit the firearm must be in a holster, purse, or briefcase. Permits are not issued to non-residents and a minimum 1 year of residency is required for residents. Applications are processed on the state level by the Department of Public Safety. There is also an enhanced permit available if you attend additional classes.

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Mississippi Reciprocity Map

Mississippi CCW permit recognition
  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permit only
  • Enhanced permit only
  • Issuing state

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Districts & Territories
District of Columbia, New York City, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Permitless Carry

Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia have “Permitless Carry.” If you can legally possess a firearm then you may carry it concealed in those states without a Permit/License.


Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • Any courthouse
  • Police, sheriff or highway patrol station
  • Any detention facility, prison or jail
  • Polling place
  • Meeting of a government or legislative body
  • Any elementary or secondary school facility; any junior college, community college, college or university facility
  • School, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms
  • Church or place of worship
  • Premises posted “carrying of a pistol or revolver is prohibited”
  • Establishment that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
  • The passenger terminal of any airport, except if the firearm is encased for shipment
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Mississippi Gun Laws

Mississippi Contacts

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Headquarters


Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 1900 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue

CityJackson, MS 39216

Phone (601) 987-1268

Email ameeks@dps.ms.gov

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Roger fuhrer
Roger fuhrer

Previous carry applications notes a reduced fee for seniors. If true. What is that fee?


$20.00 if over 65.

Pat Roussell
Pat Roussell

If I am not a resident of Mississippi, can I buy a gun at a Miss gun show and have it shipped to my state of residence?

C Nicholson
C Nicholson

You can buy it must be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer in your state.

Darin P
Darin P

Rifles/shotguns yes. handguns no. Where do you live?

Peter Natale
Peter Natale

What States approves Mississippi enhanced gun permit carry?