Constitutional Concealed Carry

Requirements

(effective August 1, 2017)

Following are the eligibility requirements for an individual to carry concealed in North Dakota without a concealed weapon license:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must be 21 to purchase a handgun, but may possess at 18 in North Dakota provided individual is legally able to possess a firearm under the law.
  • Must be a resident of North Dakota for 1 year as evidenced by ND drivers license or ND ID card.
  • Not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm.
    • Examples of prohibitions from possession of a firearm:*
      • Felony conviction
      • Conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (disorderly conduct)
      • Misdemeanor conviction involving violence with the use of a weapon
      • User of drugs or addicted to drugs
      • Dishonorable discharge from the military
      • Renounced US citizenship/Illegal alien
      • Protection order against you
      • Fugitive from justice
      • Right to possess a firearm removed by the courts
      • Right to possess a firearm removed by a mental health or treatment issue
  • ND drivers license or ND ID card must be carried (or the individual must have a digital image of the license).
  • If carrying under this provision, the individual MUST inform law enforcement that they are in possession of the firearm upon any in-person contact by a law enforcement officer.
  • Restrictions on location (places) that a firearm may be possessed or carried by law (N.D.C.C. Title 62.1) still apply.

* An individual may be prohibited for other reasons. Please consult an attorney in private practice.

Questions?

The Office of Attorney General and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) are prohibited from providing legal assistance to, or interpreting the law for, the public. If you have questions about the law or your eligibility, please contact an attorney in private practice.

Constitutional Carry and Reciprocity

Constitutional Carry only allows concealed carry of a firearm by a North Dakota resident within the boundaries of North Dakota. You will need a concealed weapon license to carry concealed outside ND. Reciprocity with other states applies only if you possess a valid concealed weapon license.