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Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer YES
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced YES
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO

Permit Information

Nebraska gun laws define the state as “Shall Issue”. Permits are restricted to residents only and issued at the state level by the State Patrol Department. Exemptions are given to military personnel posted in Nebraska, they are treated as residents. Applicants must be 21 or older and complete a firearms training course. The application form must be notarized.

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Nebraska CCW permit recognition

  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Issuing state

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Districts & Territories
District of Columbia

Iowa – Nebraska will only honor the Non-professional permit
North Dakota – Nebraska will only honor the Class 1 permit.
South Dakota – Nebraska will only honor the Enhanced permit.

Nebraska CCW Permit

Nebraska is a “shall issue” state.
Residents only.
The permit is valid for 5 years.

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Resident of Nebraska for last 180 days.
  • Pass an approved firearms training course.
  • Complete a vision test.
  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • Have never had a conviction for violation of any law relating to firearms, unlawful use of a weapon, or controlled substances in Nebraska or any other jurisdiction in the past ten (10) years.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons


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

  • Police, Sheriff, or Nebraska State Patrol station or office
  • Detention facility, prison, or jail
  • Courtroom or building which contains a courtroom
  • Polling place during a bona fide election
  • Meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or other political subdivision
  • Meeting of the Legislature or a Committee of the Legislature
  • Financial Institution
  • Professional or semiprofessional athletic event
  • Building, grounds, vehicle, or sponsored activity or athletic event of any public, private, denominational, or parochial elementary, vocational, or secondary school, a private post secondary career school, a community college, or a public or private college, junior college, or university
  • Place of worship
  • Hospital, emergency room, or trauma center
  • Political rally or fundraiser
  • Establishment having a license issued under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act that derives over one half of its total income from the sale of alcoholic liquor
  • Place where the possession or carrying of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law
  • A place or premises where the person, persons, entity, or entities in control of the property or employer in control of the property has prohibited permit holders from carrying concealed handguns into or onto the place or premises
  • Into or onto any other place or premises where handguns are prohibited by state law
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Nebraska Gun Laws

Nebraska Contacts

Nebraska State Patrol


Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 1600 Highway 2

CityLincoln, NE 68502

Phone 402-471-4545


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Austin Bowers
Austin Bowers

Can you carry more than one firearm on your person with you ccp.

Armed Partisan
Armed Partisan

There are no listed prohibitions against this; however, you must make a law enforcement officer aware of this immediately upon interaction with them.

Joseph Fox
Joseph Fox

May a nonresident have a pistol clearly visible in their vehicle when traveling through Nebraska?

Armed Partisan
Armed Partisan

As I understand it, yes, as long as you make that known immediately upon any contact with law enforcement. It cannot be concealed in a glovebox, carry case, or vehicle’s trunk if it is loaded, even if you have a concealed weapons permit honored in Nebraska.

Brock H.
Brock H.

If I move from Kansas where I have a concealed carry permit, does it transfer to Nebraska or do I have to take the class over again?

Armed Partisan
Armed Partisan

No, it does not. My permit did not transfer when I moved to Nebraska, and my former state had much more rigorous criteria. Since open carry is allowed, concealed carry permit is of dubious merit here; it affords you no additional protections, and is not recognized in several states.


Ok if I am traveling say from Nebraska to Tennessee and I drive through Illinois. And I am carrying concealed in a vehicle am I illegal?

Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson

No you have to stop at the border and disarm.

Stu Neal
Stu Neal

I think you will have to lock it in the glove box or trunk

Just read Il laws
Just read Il laws

There is another separate law for Non-Residents
A non-resident may transport a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle if they have a valid CCW permit in their home state. They cannot under any circumstances remove the firearm from the vehicle. If they need to exit the vehicle they must lock it or place the firearm in a locked container.

Jeff Gillett
Jeff Gillett

Takes longer than 5 days for processing more like 45 days


Law says they must process the application within 5 days not that it is approved within 5 days. Law states it will be approved or denied in 45 days and then add in processing and mailing time. So could be as much as 60 days depending on how long the NICS check takes.


I like Nebraska’s CCW regulations : there strong laws to obtain it but once you have it, it’s very free. I think it’s a good balance.