NEBRASKA GUN LAWS
Concealed Carry Guide
CCW Reciprocity Map
CCW permit recognition
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 is a “shall issue” state.
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
- If you don’t have a drivers license get a vision test done. A drivers license proves your vision was tested and passed.
- Complete a firearms training course.
- Download the application under the FORMS tab or pickup from Troop Headquarters.
- Fill out the form and have it notarized
- Gather the following documents;
- Notarized application form
- Proof of training
- Proof of vision – drivers license
- Proof of citizenship – birth certificate or passport
- Proof of address – drivers license or Nebraska ID card
- Take the application and all above documents to your nearest Troop Headquarters
- You will be fingerprinted and your signature and photo taken
- You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.
New Permits: $100
Accepted forms of payment
WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT
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
- 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
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 5 days of the application being received.
Nebraska gun laws say “Whenever a permit holder who is carrying a concealed handgun is contacted by a peace officer or by emergency services personnel, the permit holder shall immediately inform the peace officer or emergency services personnel that the permit holder is carrying a concealed handgun.” You are also required by law to carry your permit and drivers license any time you carry a firearm.
Nebraska gun laws give “No Weapons” signs the 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.
You can carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a permit if it is visible. A permit is required to carry a concealed firearm in or outside a vehicle.
Open carry is legal in Nebraska. However, local governments can set their own regulations so you would need to check the local laws in the area. Minimum age for open carry is 18.
“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.
Get in Touch
Nebraska State Patrol
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Address 1600 Highway 2
CityLincoln, NE 68502