Concealed Weapon Licenses

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) processes the applications and issues concealed weapon licenses.

Find out if you are ELIGIBLE and how to apply for, or RENEW, a ND concealed weapon license and which states have RECIPROCITY.

Applicant Inquiries

Please do not call with inquiries - the BCI is prohibited by law from providing information about the status of a concealed weapon license application to anyone, even the applicant. Instead, please follow the instructions for making a written status inquiry

Weapons Laws

You can review North Dakota's Weapons Laws in Title 62.1 of the North Dakota Century Code

Concealed Weapon License Statistics

As of December 31, 2016:

There are 48,700 active ND licenses, of which

  • 10,439 are Class 1 and
  • 38,261 are Class 2.

The BCI issued 12,246 concealed weapon licenses in 2016.