NEW HAMPSHIRE GUN LAWS
New Hampshire CCW Quick Facts
New Hampshire Pistol License
- New Hampshire CCW License Requirements
- New Hampshire CCW License Application
- New Hampshire CCW License Renewals
- New Hampshire CCW License Fee's
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Be a suitable person to be licensed
- Have a good reason to fear an injury to his person or property or has any other “proper purpose.” Hunting, target shooting or self-defense shall be considered proper purposes.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
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You must be a resident of the state they honor for your permit to be valid in New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Places Off-Limits
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New Hampshire Gun Laws
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 14 days of the application being received.
There is nothing in New Hampshire gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. We always recommend that you carry photo ID, at all times during which you are in actual possession of a concealed handgun. Although that is not a legal requirement in New Hampshire.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in New Hampshire gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
There are no restrictions on vehicle carry. A lot of info on the web regarding vehicle carry pre-dates the new 2017 laws. Below is the latest law that clearly says you can carry in a vehicle.
159:6 License to Carry.
III. The availability of a license to carry a loaded pistol or revolver under this section or under any other provision of law shall not be construed to impose a prohibition on the unlicensed transport or carry of a firearm in a vehicle, or on or about one’s person, whether openly or concealed, loaded or unloaded, by a resident, nonresident, or alien if that individual is not otherwise prohibited by statute from possessing a firearm in the state of New Hampshire.
Open or concealed carry without a permit/license in New Hampshire is legal.
“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.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas
New Hampshire Contacts
New Hampshire State Police
New Permits and Licensing Unit
Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4pm
Address 33 Hazen Drive
CityConcord, NH 03305
Phone (603) 223-3873
Email [email protected]h.gov