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 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. Instead, follow the instructions for making a written status inquiry. ​

Wearing Face Masks

There is no general prohibition against wearing a face mask for lawful purposes, such as to comply with public health requirements. 

Expired License

An expired license is invalid and cannot be renewed. You will need to apply as a new applicant and complete all required testing. You cannot carry concealed with an expired license.  

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.