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. Please do not call us - instead, follow the instructions for making a written status inquiry.
Replace or Update a License
To replace a lost or stolen license, update the address, or make other required changes to information on a concealed weapon license, please complete and submit a CHANGE REQUEST form. There is no charge for the replacement or updated 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.
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.
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.