Concealed Carry Guide

Gun Permits/Concealed Licenses

Nevada is a “shall issue” state for concealed carry.
Non-Resident permits available.
The permit is valid for 5 years.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or more.
  • Provide the documentation to demonstrate competence with a firearm.
  • Not a fugitive from justice.
  • Have not been judicially declared mentally incompetent or insane.
  • Have not been admitted to a mental health facility within the last 5 years.
  • Have not habitually used intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired, including DUI convictions within five previous years and Medical Marijuana Patients.
  • Have not been convicted of a crime involving the use, or threatened use of force or violence, including misdemeanor convictions, within the last three (3) years.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony.
  • Have not been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence or stalking, or you are currently subject to a restraining order or other order of protection against violence.
  • You are not currently on parole or probation.
  • Have not been, within the preceding five (5) years, subject to any requirements imposed by a court as a condition to:
    • Withholding the entry of judgment for your conviction of a felony, or
    • Suspension of your sentence for the conviction of a felony, or
    • Indictment by a Grand Jury.
  • Have not made a false statement on any application.
  • You are lawful resident of the United States.
  • You are not prohibited from possessing a firearm under state and federal law, city and/or county ordinances.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Follow these steps to obtain a concealed carry permit

  1. Download an application under FORMS or pickup from any LVMPD substation.
  2. Take a concealed firearms qualification course from a certified firearms instructor. Be sure your firearms instructor signs the certification form.
  3. Complete all instructions on the application. (Do not sign the form until instructed to do so.)
  4. Present yourself to 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., Bldg. C during normal business hours with the following items:
    • A completed (unsigned) application
    • Course certification
    • Debit/credit cards, cash, a money order or cashier’s check for the appropriate fee
    • Proof of residency (valid driver’s license)
    • Proof of citizenship, if not born in the US.
  5. They will also take your fingerprints and your picture.
  6. They do a background check, process everything, and notify you by mail if your application was approved.
The cost of a concealed carry permit (CCW) varies between counties but are similar to the fees here for Las Vegas;

New CCW Permit: $96.25

CCW Permit Renewal: $61.25
Late Renewal Application: $76.25
Renewal Application (more than 120 days late): $96.25

CCW Permit Name Change: $25.00
Duplicate Permit/Late Fee/Address Change: $15.00

Accepted forms of payment
Credit/debit cards, Cash, Money order or Cashier’s check.


  • nevada concealed firearm permit application form

CCW Reciprocity Map


CCW permit recognition
  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state

Concealed carry FACTS

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

CCW Permit Information

Nevada gun laws operate on a “Shall Issue” policy. Permits are issued to residents and non-residents. Applicants must be 21 or older and complete a firearms training course. You are required to file an application before doing the firearms training course. Applications are made at the county level to the local sheriff’s office or the Metropolitan Police in Las Vegas. Forms, fees, and training requirements can vary between counties.

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CCW State Reciprocity

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Idaho – Nevada only honors the Idaho Enhanced Permit.
Mississippi – Nevada only honors the Mississippi Enhanced Permit.
South Dakota – Nevada only honors the South Dakota Enhanced Permit.


Allowed places with CCW permit

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • State wildlife management areas
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Off limit Places with CCW Permit

  • Airports
  • Public schools and private schools
  • Child-care facilities
  • Facilities belonging to the University of Nevada, the Community College System, any other vocational/technical school
  • Law enforcement agency facilities
  • Courthouses and courtrooms
  • Prisons, jails and detention facilities
  • Any buildings with metal detectors or signs prohibiting firearms at each public entrance
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Nevada Gun Laws

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the county Sheriff’s office or in Clark county the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
45 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 45 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
There is nothing in Nevada gun laws that says you must inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm.

As always GunsToCarry recommends you always carry your permit and ID when you have a firearm concealed on your person.

“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Nevada 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 in 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.

YES – Without a Permit/License
There is no law against carrying handguns in a vehicle. The handgun must be visible if on a person. Handguns in a glove box, on or under a seat are allowed.
YES – Without a Permit/License
Open carry in Nevada is legal. The minimum age is 18 years old.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“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

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department


Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 400 Sth. Martin Luther King Blvd

CityLas Vegas, NV 89106

Phone 702-828-3271

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