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NORTH DAKOTA GUN LAWS

QUICK FACTS

Permit Information

North Dakota gun laws operate on a “Unrestricted” and “Shall Issue” policy. There is no requirement for ND residents to have a permit to carry. However, you can still obtain the Class 1 & 2 permits if you wish to travel out-of-state. Applications are processed by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation after you have submitted documents to your local sheriff’s office. Applicants will need to pass a written test for a Class 1 or 2 permits and in addition complete a firearms course for Class 1 permits.

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Permits/Licenses

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

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. 

Where You Can Carry

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

Details on Nebraska Gun Laws

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Attorney General.

ND BCI – CWL
PO BOX 1054
BISMARCK ND 58502-1054

60 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 60 days of the application being received.

NO/YES – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law

NO – North Dakota gun laws do not require you to inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm if you have a license to carry. But you are legally obligated to carry your permit/license at all times you have a firearm on your person and to hand the permit over if requested by law enforcement.

YES – If you are carrying under permitless carry laws and do not have a firearms license then you are required to inform law enforcement that you have a weapon on your person.

NO
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in North Dakota 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.

vehicle carry
open carry
restaurant carry
state park carry
 

YES/NO – Without a Permit/License
Currently, it is illegal to carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle if you do not have a permit. With a permit, you can legally conceal carry in a vehicle. This will probably all change after August 1, 2017. However, I have not seen the new laws yet.

NO – Without a Permit/License
You can only open carry if you have a concealed permit/license.

YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
Allowed in any part of a restaurant were a person under 21 years of age is permitted.
“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

Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)

Hours


Monday – Friday    9am – 5pm

Saturday                  Closed

Sunday                    Closed

Contact


Address   600 East Boulevard Ave.

City           Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone      1-855-562-4946