CONCEALED PISTOL PERMIT

permitmap (1).png
Contact Us

Appointments Only

Call During Normal Business Hours of Monday through Friday from
8:30am to 4:00pm, Central Time.

Contact Information:

Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 308

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As of July 1st, 2019, SDCL 22-14-9 Carrying Pistol or Revolver Without a Permit has been repealed.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.

Requirements to Apply for a Regular Permit: ($10 Fee)

  • 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.

Requirements to Apply for Gold Permit ($70 Fee)

  • 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.

Requirements to Apply for Enhanced Permit ($100 Fee)

  • 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 SDCL 23-7-58 within the preceding twelve months or proof that the applicant is a current or former South Dakota law enforcement officer.