NORTH DAKOTA GUN LAWS
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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 Dakota
- 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
Off Limit Areas
Where You Can Carry
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Where You Cannot Carry
- 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.
Details on North Dakota Gun Laws
Get in Touch
Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Address 600 East Boulevard Ave.
CityBismarck, ND 58505