Pistol Permits

State Laws to Know

SDCL 22-14-9.  Carrying Pistol or Revolver Without a Permit has been repealed as of July 1st, 2019.  This means in the state of South Dakota you no longer have to have a permit to carry a concealed pistol as an adult. 

23-7-71.   Minors prohibited from carrying concealed pistol except with parent or guardian. A person who is under the age of eighteen years of age may not carry a concealed pistol except in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

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23-7-70.   Carrying concealed pistol in malt or alcoholic beverage establishment prohibited. A person may not carry a concealed pistol in any licensed on-sale malt beverage or alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages.

SDCL 22-14-9.2.  Holders of permits from reciprocal states subject to South Dakota laws. Any person who is permitted to carry a concealed pistol in a state with which the secretary of state has entered into a reciprocity agreement pursuant to §§ 23-7-7.3, 23-7-7, 23-7-7.1, and 23-7-8 may carry a concealed pistol in this state if the permit holder carries the pistol in compliance with the laws of this state. Any violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

23-7-7.4.   Nonresident permit to carry concealed pistol valid in South Dakota. Any valid permit to carry a concealed pistol, issued to a nonresident of South Dakota, is valid in South Dakota according to the terms of its issuance in the state of its issue, but only to the extent that the terms of issuance comply with any appropriate South Dakota statute or promulgated rule. This section does not require a nonresident of this state who may lawfully possess a pistol to have a permit in order to carry a concealed pistol in this state.

SDCL 22-14-23.   Possession in County Courthouse.  Except as provided in § 22-14-24, any person who knowingly possesses or causes to be present any firearm or other dangerous weapon, in any county courthouse, or attempts to do so, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

23-7-8.13.   Grace period for renewal of permit. Upon the expiration of a permit to carry a concealed pistol that was issued pursuant to this chapter, the permit holder has a sixty-day grace period to renew the permit. During the grace period, the permit holder may continue to carry a concealed pistol.

 

SDCL 23-7-8.1.   Form and Contents of Permit and Enhanced Permit. The secretary of state shall prescribe the form of the permit to carry a concealed pistol and the form of the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol pursuant to § 23-7-8. Each permit shall list the applicant's name, address, and the expiration date of the permit. The enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol must clearly designate that the permit is enhanced. The holder of a permit may carry a concealed pistol anywhere in South Dakota except in any licensed on-sale malt beverage or alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages. Nothing in this section prevents law enforcement officers, parole agents, security guards employed on the premises, and other public officials with the written permission of the sheriff from carrying concealed weapons in the performance of their duties or prevents home or business owners from carrying concealed weapons on their property pursuant to § 22-14-11.

 

SDCL 13-32-7.   Possession of Firearms on or in Elementary or Secondary School Premises or Vehicle.  Any person, other than a law enforcement officer or school sentinel acting pursuant to § 13-64-1, who intentionally carries, has in his possession, stores, keeps, leaves, places, or puts into the possession of another person, any firearm, or air gun, whether or not the firearm or air gun is designed, adapted, used, or intended primarily for imitative or noisemaking purposes, or any dangerous weapon, on or in any elementary or secondary school premises, vehicle, or building or any premises, vehicle, or building used or leased for elementary or secondary school functions, whether or not any person is endangered by such actions, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This section does not apply to starting guns while in use at athletic events, firearms, or air guns at firing ranges, gun shows, and supervised schools or sessions for training in the use of firearms. This section does not apply to the ceremonial presence of unloaded weapons at color guard ceremonies.

22-14-15.   Possession of firearm by one with prior violent crime conviction or certain drug-related conviction.  No person who has been convicted in this state or elsewhere of a crime of violence or a felony pursuant to § 22-42-2, 22-42-3, 22-42-4, 22-42-7, 22-42-8, 22-42-9, 22-42-10 or 22-42-19, may possess or have control of a firearm. A violation of this section is a Class 6 felony. The provisions of this section do not apply to any person who was last discharged from prison, jail, probation, or parole more than fifteen years prior to the commission of the principal offense.

Type of Permits

Regular Concealed
Carry Permit
Cost: $10.00
Gold Concealed
Carry Permit
Cost: $70.00
Enhanced Concealed
Carry Permit
Cost: $100.00

Requirements to Apply

  • Reminder, you do not need a regular concealed carry permit to carry a firearm in South Dakota as of July 1st, 2019.

  • Age is 18 years or older;

  • Has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or a crime of violence.

  • Is not habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition;

  • Has no history of violence;

  • Has not been found in the previous ten years to be a "danger to others" or a "danger to self" as defined in SDCL 27A-1-1 or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent;

  • Has physically resided in and is a resident of the county where the application is being made for at least thirty days immediately preceding the date of the application;

  • Has had no violations of chapter 23-7, firearms control, 22-14, unlawful use of weapons, or 22-42, controlled substances; marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the five years preceding the date of application or is not currently charged under

  • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States; and

  • Is not a fugitive from justice.

  • No appointment needed, just stop by during normal business hours, not including holidays.

Requirements to Apply

  • Age is 18 years or older;

  • Has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or a crime of violence.

  • Is not habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition;

  • Has no history of violence;

  • Has not been found in the previous ten years to be a "danger to others" or a "danger to self" as defined in SDCL 27A-1-1 or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent;

  • Has physically resided in and is a resident of the county where the application is being made for at least thirty days immediately preceding the date of the application;

  • Has had no violations of chapter 23-7, firearms control, 22-14, unlawful use of weapons, or 22-42, controlled substances; marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the five years preceding the date of application or is not currently charged under

  • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States; and

  • Is not a fugitive from justice.

  • A copy of the applicant's fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information, for a state, national, and international criminal history background check. 

  • An authorization to run a fingerprint background check.

  • A separate payment for the cost of processing the fingerprint background check.

  • Please contact Sheriff Schlotterbeck to make an appointment before coming into the office.

Requirements to Apply

  • Age is 18 years or older;

  • Has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or a crime of violence.

  • Is not habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition;

  • Has no history of violence;

  • Has not been found in the previous ten years to be a "danger to others" or a "danger to self" as defined in SDCL 27A-1-1 or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent;

  • Has physically resided in and is a resident of the county where the application is being made for at least thirty days immediately preceding the date of the application;

  • Has had no violations of chapter 23-7, firearms control, 22-14, unlawful use of weapons, or 22-42, controlled substances; marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the five years preceding the date of application or is not currently charged under

  • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States; and

  • Is not a fugitive from justice.

  • A copy of the applicant's fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information, for a state, national, and international criminal history background check. 

  • An authorization to run a fingerprint background check.

  • A separate payment for the cost of processing the fingerprint background check.

  • Proof that the applicant has successfully completed a qualifying handgun course as defined in SDCL23-7-58 within the preceding twelve months or proof that the applicant is a current or former South Dakota law enforcement officer.

  • Please contact Sheriff Schlotterbeck to make an appointment before coming into the office.

NOTICE
As of July 1st, 2019, SDCL 22-14-9 Carrying Pistol or Revolver Without a Permit has been repealed.  This means in the state of South Dakota you no longer have to have a permit to carry a concealed pistol as an adult.  Other firearm laws may still apply and carrying outside of South Dakota may still need a permit.

County Offices

Courthouse Hours

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Monday - Friday

 

Closed Weekends and All Approved Government Holiday

Offices may have different set of operation hours.

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300 4th Street

Hayti, South Dakota 57241

Phone: (605) 783-3201 (Auditor)

E-mail:  dixie.opdahl@state.sd.us

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