MISSISSIPPI GUN LAWS
Concealed Carry Guide
Mississippi Firearm Permit
- Mississippi CCW Firearm Permit Requirements
- Mississippi CCW Firearm Permit Application
- Mississippi CCW Firearm Permit Renewals
- Mississippi CCW Firearm Permit Fee's
- 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
Follow these steps to obtain a permit;
- Download the application under the FORMS tab.
- Fill out all parts of the application.
- You will now need to get the application notarized.
- You will need two forms of ID and one must be a photo ID, here’s a few examples; (more are listed on the DPS website)
- Drivers License
- State ID card
- Birth certificate
- Social security card
- You must have a photo attached to the application that fits in the box on page 12.
- Now take the application to the Department of Public Safety or a Highway Patrol substation.
- Your fingerprints will be taken, then its just a waiting game.
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
- Renewal packets are mailed out 90 days before the permits expiration date.
- Renewal applications can be mailed in.
- The application must be notarized and have a photo attached.
- Every 10 years the applicant must appear in person.
- A cashiers check for the exact amount must accompany the application.
A new permit application form is used. You just need to mark the renewal check box.
Firearm Permit Division
P.O. Box 958 Jackson,
Accepted forms of payment
Cash, Cashiers check, Credit card, Debit card
There is a $15 late fee for expired permits.
CCW Reciprocity Map
CCW permit recognition
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Districts & Territories
District of Columbia, New York City, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
NO PERMIT REQUIRED
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
- 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
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 45 days of the application being received.
There is nothing in Mississippi gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. The law requires that you carry the permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.
Mississippi gun laws give “No Weapons” signs force of law. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
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.
A permit is not required for a loaded or unloaded handgun to be carried within a vehicle if it is in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster or in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case.
You can open carry in Mississippi without any type of permit/license.
“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 (only during hunting season, maximum caliber .22) and roadside rest areas
Get in Touch
Mississippi Department of Public Safety Headquarters
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Address 1900 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue
CityJackson, MS 39216
Phone (601) 987-1268