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.

Application Checklist

Be sure to read the CHECKLIST of items that must be submitted with a new or renewal application. 

Application Status Inquiries

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

General Concealed Weapons Inquiries

Contact the Concealed Weapon License Section, toll free (within ND only) 1-855-562-4946. The concealed weapon section is available during regular business hours. 

Concealed Weapon License Manual

The open book test to obtain a ND concealed weapon license is based on the Concealed Weapons License manual and state laws. The testing fee charged by the Test Administrator includes a copy of the manual for you to keep. 

Weapons Laws

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

Restoration of Firearm Rights

The Office of Attorney General and the BCI cannot provide assistance regarding restoration of firearm rights. Please contact an attorney in private practice or review the "self help" information from the ND Supreme Court.

See also: Expungement