NEW HAMPSHIRE GUN LAWS

Concealed Carry Guide

Quick 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 YES

New Hampshire Pistol License

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

APPLICATIONS

Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Download the application form.
  2. You will need the names of three persons for references
  3. Complete the application and take it with photo ID to your local sheriffs office
  4. or the State Police if a non-resident.
  5. Your fingerprints will be taken.
  6. You will be notified within 14 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.

Non-Residents
The application should be mailed to;
NH State Police
Permits and License Unit
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

CCW Application Form – Resident
CCW Application Form – Non Resident

RENEWALS

  • Handgun license renewals must be submitted 30 days prior to the expiration date of the license.
  • The applicant must record the license number and expiration date on the application form.

Non-Residents
The application should be mailed to;
NH State Police
Permits and License Unit
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

Renewal Forms
The new license application form is also used for license renewals . You just need to mark the renewal check box.

LICENSE FEE’S

New Permits and Renewals
$10 local resident
$100 non-resident

Checks should be made payable to
STATE OF N.H. – TREASURER

Permit Information


New Hampshire gun laws operate on an Unrestricted" and “Shall Issue” policy, the later being used for reciprocity. There are no laws restricting the age at which a person can carry firearms. A licence is not required to open or conceal carry. For those that require a permit there are separate forms for residents and non-residents. Residents apply to the county sheriff’s office and non-residents to the State Department of Justice.

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STATES
RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

You must be a resident of the state they honor for your permit to be valid in New Hampshire

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California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, Washington D.C. Wisconsin

CCW Permit Forms

Download Your Forms

Permitless Carry


Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia have “Permitless Carry.” If you can legally possess a firearm then you may carry it concealed in those states without a Permit/License.

Where Can I Conceal Carry?

Places Off-Limits

Title 12 § 159:19 Courtroom Security

Places you can carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state except those in the Off-Limits section

CCW Law Information

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by The Department of Public Safety through the local Police/Sheriff for residents and New Hampshire State Police for non-residents.

14 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 14 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
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
“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.

YES – Without a License.
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.

YES – Without a Permit/License
Open or concealed carry without a permit/license in New Hampshire is legal.
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.
YES
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas

Get in Touch

New Hampshire State Police

New Permits and Licensing Unit

Hours



Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact



Address 33 Hazen Drive

CityConcord, NH 03305

Phone (603) 223-3873

Email [email protected]

Updates & Data

DATEDETAILS
10/12/17Updated Ohio page, added new sections to statistics page
10/5/17Added video section to Florida page
10/3/17Updated Nevada page
10/2/17Updated Georgia page
9/30/17Updated Texas page
9/30/17Entered new figures for latest 2017 NICS checks on Statistics page
9/29/17Updated Pennsylvania page
9/26/17Updated Florida page, added new links, forms and sections
7/22/17updated permit numbers to latest figures
6/29/17Updated permit numbers to 14,917,279
6/17/17updated interface, added new travel info and other sections.
  • Crime Prevention Research Center
  • Sergeant Michael. J. McQuade, Permits and Licensing Unit Commander
  • State of New Hampshire Department of Safety

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