Top Nav

Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Information

Click here to view the Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Map at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to contribute to this page, please post the information in the Nevada State Forums.

Concealed Permit:

Shall Issue To Residents and Non-Residents

Example Las Vegas Resident/Non-Resident Permit:

Nevada Concealed Weapon Permit

 

Example Blue Card:

Nevada Blue Card Front

Nevada Blue Card Back

How Do I Obtain a Nevada Concealed Carry Permit?

Here is a summary of the steps you will need to go through to obtain your Nevada CCW Permit. For the exact laws, please refer to the Concealed Firearms section of NRS 202.365.

 

Step 1. Meet Requirements

  • Must be 21 or older
  • Can legally possess firearms
  • Has no outstanding arrest warrants
  • Has not been convicted of DWI during the last 5 years
  • Has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving violence during the past 3 years
  • Has no criminal cases in progress that upon conviction would prohibit the issuance of the permit
  • Has not been admitted to a mental health facility voluntarily or involuntarily in the past 5 years
  • Has completed the application process and paid the required fees
  • (legally possess a firearm is described as no felons, domestic violence perpetrators, illegal aliens, adjudicated mental incompetents, drug abusers, etc.)

Step 2. Obtain Firearm Training (Usually a course specifically for CCW Permits)

Step 3. Qualify with the weapon or weapons you are adding to the permit.

Step 4. Get Documentation and Payment ready

Step 5. Go to your local CCW office (insert correct wording) and begin the last step of submitting your application. They will also take your fingerprints and take your picture.

Step 6. Wait! Now the paperwork starts. They do a background check, process everything, and then mail your CCW Permit to you in the mail.

Application Fees:
New Permits: $105.00
Renewal: $70.00
Duplicate or change: $25.00

County Information

Consolidated Municipality of Carson City
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
901 E. Musser Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-2500
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Link to application: http://www.carson-city.nv.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5052

Churchill County
Churchill Sheriff’s Office
73 1/2 N Maine St
Fallon, NV 89406
Office 775 423-3116
Fax 775 423-6689
Open Monday – Friday from 8am to 4pm
Closed weekends and holidays.
CCW Info:
http://www.churchillcounty.org/sheriff/fees.php

Clark County
LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT / CCW DETAIL
5880 CAMERON STREET
LAS VEGAS NV, 89118
702-828-3996
Hours = Monday – Friday (excluding holidays), 8am – 3pm.
CCW Info: http://www.lvmpd.com/permits/firearms_concealed.html

Douglas County
Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building
1625 8th
Minden, NV 89423
Call for hours
702-782-9925
CCW Info: http://www.douglascountynv.gov/sites/so/faq.cfm

Elko County
Elko County Sheriff’s Office
775 W Silver St
Elko, NV 89801
Phone (775) 738-3421
Fax (775) 753-9845
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Esmeralda County
(775) 485-6373
Call for info, not verified

Eureka County
County Justice Facility
Eureka, NV 89316
(775) 237-5330
Call for info, not verified

Humboldt County
Sheriff’s Office
50 West Fifth Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-6419
Monday thru Friday 1 P.M. until 4:30 P.M.
CCW Info: http://www.hcsonv.com/weaponpermit.htm

Lander County
Lander County Sheriff’s Office
#2 State Route 305
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820
775-635-1100
fax 775-635-2577

Lincoln County
Pioche, NV 89043
Lincoln County Sheriff Office
(775) 962-5151
Call for info, not verified

Lyon County

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office
30 Nevin Way
Yerington, NV 89403
Phone: (775) 463-6600
Fax: (775) 463-6610
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CCW Info: http://www.lyon-county.org/index.asp?NID=279

Mineral County
Mineral County Sheriff’s Office
105 S a St # 4
Hawthorne, NV 89415
(775) 945-2434
Call for info, not verified

Nye County
Nye County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
1520 E. Basin Avenue
Pahrump, NV 89060
775-751-7011

Pershing County

Pershing County Sheriff
395 9th St, Lovelock, NV
(775) 273-2641
Call for info, not verified

Storey County
Storey County Sheriff
26 S B St
Virginia City, NV 89440
(775) 847-0959
Call for info, not verified

Washoe County
Washoe County Sheriff
911 Parr Blvd.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 328-3030
CCW Info: http://www.washoesheriff.com/records-CCW-concealed-weapons.htm

White Pine County
Sheriff
Dan Watts
1785 7th St E
Ely, Nevada 89301
Phone:(775)289-8808
Fax:(775)289-1468
Call for info, not verified

 

Open Carry:
Unrestricted under state law; cities such as North Las Vegas regulate this aspect.

 

Print Friendly
  • Hrmarty

    Good info for ccw

  • Kelly

    Is this permit good for any hand gun or do you need each gun listed?

    • timf10

      Nevada permit is good with any type you qualified on i.e. revolver or semi-auto. Used to have to list each semi you wanted to carry, not any more.

  • sungunner

    I understand that current regulations have been changed to allow a person to qualify with a semi-suto pistol to be able to carry ANY semi-auto, and to qualify with a revolver to be able to carry ANY revolver.  The handguns you qualify with do not have to be the ones you plan to carry.  Therefore, the list of guns and serial numbers shown on the permit is now replaced with SEMI-AUTO and REVOLVER.

  • Roxx

    Can the NV non-resident permit be renewed by mail?

    • Ronkurz

      No, you must come to Nevada and take a new update class.

      • Bloomingtonhpss

         For a new Non resident permit do you need to come to Nevada for the permit?

        • WilliamDahl

          You have to file the paperwork at the Sheriff’s office. They will take your fingerprints. So, yeah, you really need to come to NV to do it.

          NV is actually a pretty nice state and even Vegas is not that bad, other than the fact that they allow people to smoke in the casinos. I don’t gamble, but I have been known to go to some of the restaurants in the casinos and to do that, you need to wade through quite a distance of toxic cloud tobacco smoke to get to the restaurant. Lately, I’ve decided that it is just not worth it and I go elsewhere (i.e. non-casino restaurants that do not allow smoking).

  • Fred

    Your gun rights are always under attack by the vile Democraps. Lets vote them out of office.

    • Vegas

      See, you say that but it’s really not true. If anything, gun laws are actually getting more and more relaxed across the country.

      No offense, but don’t believe the NRA’s bs about Dems coming for your guns.

      (Full disclosure: I’m a Democrat who lives in Nevada, owns a handgun, and regularly carries it openly. Not all of us dirty liberals are afraid of guns, and more than a few of us own them ourselves. Just a little public service announcement.)

      • Steve

        Vegas, nobody’s worried about you, it’s the people you put into office we don’t trust.  Do you really believe Barack Obama is NOT out to take firearms away from law abiding citizens?  Of course, we don’t trust you either.  What with your cheesy attempt to take the focus off gun grabbing democrats and try to make it an NRA propaganda thing…

        • jl

          Steve – You do realize who’s behind the Brady campaign, right? Brady was injured during the assassination attempt on Reagan. He’s a Republican. You do realize who signed the ’68 GCA into law? St. Ronnie. The only legislation that Obama has signed into law concerning firearms has EXPANDED carry rights. LaPierre is a loon and a fool. Of course it’s NRA BS. NRA-ILA is nothing more than a front group for the industry, to increase sales.

          • marymarymarymary

            Was then, this is NOW. It is happening at the UN as I type.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

            Steve must have Rose Colored Glasses on. He’s blinded by the drink!

          • http://www.geekmom.net/ Geekmom

            You’re probably one of the people who still blame Bush for obama’s mess.

          • milehisnk

            Reagan wasn’t president in 1968…How did he sign the 1968 GCA into law?

            No, he signed the 1986 FOPA into law. It included an amendment that was defeated, but democrats attached to it anyways, claiming it passed on a voice vote. The FOPA otherwise was a good bill that set the standards for interstate transport laws and such, but the democrats attaching the machine gun ban screwed it up.

          • George

            The ’68 Gun Control law was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson. Just FYI… :)

          • http://www.geekmom.net/ Geekmom

            LBJ – the racist president.

        • marymarymarymary

          Got that right. Wake up will be when it is too late.

      • marymarymarymary

        You have no idea that the UN is right now –in Sept. 2012 trying to force us to give up our guns and deny our second Amendment right to bear arms? Oh YES—Hillary under the direction of 0’b! THEY ARE COMING! Do you live under a rock? ummm– LETS SEE NOW—THEY ARE democrats! Better be hoping that you will always be able to carry——-it will depend on your vote. DO CHECK OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE UN. Dictating to us, against our rights. Wake up.

      • Mudpuppy

        Do you feel as big an idiot as you look, now that BHO has said he is coming after the guns? Thank God your name is not Miss Cloe

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

        If you don’t belive the NRA then how about NAGR ( that’s – National Association of Gun Rights.) They will give you the actual bill so you can see for your self!

      • ratchetmaster

        guess you have been proven WRONG!!

      • thebronze

        Vegas • 11 months ago

        “See, you say that but it’s really not true. If anything, gun laws are actually getting more and more relaxed across the country.

        No offense, but don’t believe the NRA’s bs about Dems coming for your guns.

        (Full disclosure: I’m a Democrat who lives in Nevada, owns a handgun,
        and regularly carries it openly. Not all of us dirty liberals are
        afraid of guns, and more than a few of us own them ourselves. Just a
        little public service announcement.)”

        Oh really? How’s that working out now…

        • ibelongthere@gmail.com

          Really? You open carry in North Las Vegas? Boulder city?

      • 5CCG

        Hah!

      • asoro

        thats you, and maybe your friend, But SB O bumma would love to take every ones guns, And thats the truth, it makes me sick when he lies his ass off to buy votes than changes he mined. and then putts it up your butt. if you are a Liberal you need to see a doctor, Your not a real American, Liberals seem to hate there country for some reason or another, they want to see us become Socialist and this country will never become that as long as true Americans are still alive, drop you Liberal way of thinking pal you will be better off, can’t undrstand why you would want to be in the same company as that S.B. that stole the WH. for the 2nd time, to many dumb people in this country today you all better wake up.. and Soon !!

      • BruceMichaelGrant

        I was born and raised in Massachusetts and served much of my Naval career in California. These are two of the most anti-gun states in America.
        In MA you need a permit to even purchase and own a gun. This permit may be revoked at will. Possession of an unlicensed and unregistered gun in MA is an automatic minimum year in prison.
        CA is now sending SWAT teams to the homes of gun owners who according to the state are no longer able to possess firearms. The criteria for such a decision is vague and flexible and no prior notice is given to surrender these guns.
        If you personally experienced such statist enmity toward your basic civil rights you wouldn’t be so cavalier about Democrats’ agenda.

      • xman1337

        So, the last 2 democratic presidents have been singing the praises of banning guns. One succeeded and one still has plans in the works. If you like carrying and owning a pistol or any gun, you’ll stop voting for these idiots. Reform your party.

      • Mud Pupp

        Now that Obadman and his Core have come out and admitted they want every gun, you just look like a kool aid drinking fool.

      • InconvenientTruthsYouHate

        The last two years have pretty thoroughly vindicated Fred and everyone else who “wears tinfoil hats and believes the NRA crap”. I hope you and the millions of other gun-owning leftist apologists have learned your lesson.

    • JT

      Sec. 512 of P.L. 111-24 (CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTABILITY RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCLOSURE ACT OF 2009) lifted the 94 year ban on firearms in national parks.
      Sponsered byRep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY14] and signed by Barrack Obama
      That’s an expansion of gun rights. Obama has not said nor done, nor proposed anything restricting gun ownership or use.

      • marymarymarymary

        Is he stopping the UN from dictating to us? Dictating that we give up our second Amendment right? NO—he has sent Hillary to sell us out.

      • ibelongthere@gmail.com

        So you’ve never heard of Fast and Furious? Never watched the news when Odumba surrounds himself with children telling everyone how bad guns are and we need to take them away from American Citizens. Never heard Obumba say we need to get guns out of American’s hands after Sandy Hook. Do you live in this county? Do you own a TV? Do you have a brain? Its you morons that make me sick. Your stupidity is astounding. I don’t know who is more the moron. You or Harry Reid. Both a couple of stupid A$$’s

        • Guest

          BTW.. why is it so hard to get ammunition after Odumba came into offic??? Idiot

  • Kartua28

    I would like to know if and where you change your address at?

  • http://twitter.com/JCarlB John B.

    Planning a trip to Las Vegas driving from GA. What are the laws concerning carrying a firearm in a vehicle?

    • Vegas

      In a vehicle is fine without a permit, concealed on your person is what the permit covers.

      Just be damn sure it’s the first thing you mention if you get pulled over.

      • Dave Richards

        That is incorrect. You cannot carry at all in north Vegas unless you have a concealed permt. Not even in a vehicle. Then it has to be on your person. You cannot carry in North Vegas or Boulder city. And in Boulder city you can’t even carry with a permit. The last thing you want to do is mention you have a gun in the car. Why bring attention to yourself? Unless you are doing something wrong and they have a right to search your vehicle, keep your trap shut.

    • Smeltzer, TX Lawyer

      I’m pretty sure Vegas gave you an accurate summary of NV law, but your drive to NV involves interstate travel as well. This implicates the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA).

      Specifically, this federal law protects you in your vehicle during interstate travel without a concealed carry license, provided that the gun is unloaded and locked up in an inaccessible place, and that the gun is legal at both your point of origin (GA) and your destination (NV). Since neither GA nor NV has many restrictions on what types of firearms you can own, you’re fine. However, if you want the gun loaded and accessible during your travel, you need to make sure that each State honors your license(s) and/or doesn’t require a license, at least for possession in the vehicle (such as AZ & TX, respectively). 

      Good luck and enjoy your travels.

  • Kartua28

    Getting a Florida permit is easy if you already served in the Military of the U.S., all you need is military proof. That with the Nevada permit would take care of all the states. There are Gun Shops in Las Vegas that train you to receive Florida, Utah & Nevada CCW permits that will allow you to go into around 32 states!!!

    • JT

      Having served in the US Navy for 6 years, that is a terrible idea. You know how many dishonest people join the military? You know how many thieves, rapists, and murderers we have? I myself was a victim of theft from another sailor. I know a couple other guys who had money stolen from them from active duty sailors. Just because you serve, doesn’t mean you are a good person. There are very little restrictions to get in the military. No major felonies, get a minimum score on the ASVAB, don’t have any major health complications or handicaps, and be able to pass a drug test.

      I only want sane, competent, responsible, and honest people who can actually shoot, to be able to own guns. You pass a safety course, a range test, and an easy psychology exam, and there you go, you can have the type of gun that your proved capable of handling.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

        You’re exaggerating. I was in the service during Viet Nam and even though they were still drafting men they still had to learn to shoot and if they lived, came back home a better man!

      • Reporter?

        JT – FL still does the background check; don’t make so many assumptions and then make ridiculous statements about how everyone else’s ideas are terrible and yours are brilliant.
        And from the context of all of your comments, it sounds like you need to move to another country that is NOT governed by the U.S. Constitution. Seriously, move to the U.K. please. Our founding fathers fought hard for independence from England and you are trying to pull us back in! And BTW, I’m a 24 year Navy vet myself.

      • WilliamDahl

        Sounds like you have fallen hook line and sinker for the leftist anti-2nd-Amendment propaganda and are well down that slippery slope that will eventually lead to firearm registration and eventual confiscation. The is NOTHING in the 2nd Amendment that allows for ANY restrictions on our rights to bear arms. No exceptions whatsoever.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2S3LIHO43RJ2IDPKCMJY4AKUEE kartua

    Vegas – public service announcement my but. Democrats have always been after your guns. Who do you think is pulling the strings of Hand Gun Control? Sarah Brady herself. A Democrap!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2S3LIHO43RJ2IDPKCMJY4AKUEE kartua

    My permit lasts till 02-27-13, what I want to know is when can I renew my permit?

    • timf10

      Go renew it sometime in February. If you do it earlier, it will be due 5 years from then.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2S3LIHO43RJ2IDPKCMJY4AKUEE kartua

        Thanks.

  • BOOMER8

    why do you need a permit to exercise a Constitutionally secured right?
    And don’t use the term “regulated”, that means trained according to the nomenclature of the 2nd amendment.

    • JT

      If you are not capable of handling a firearm responsibly, why do you own a firearm in the first place?

      I do not want crazies with guns. I do not want felons with guns. I do not want people who can’t shoot to own guns. Let me add information to that last one. Lets say I’m at a 7/11. A guy busts in quick, grabs me from behind, puts a gun to my head, and tells the cashier to give him money or he shoots me. The cashier, happens to be carry a gun, he pulls the gun, points, and shoots. Now, if the guy can’t hit the broadside of a barn, what are the odds of only hitting the thief? Seriously, if he can’t shoot accurately, I’ll take my chances with the gunman. Otherwise, the cashier might shoot me, the thief pulls a shot off quickly into my head because he panics, and returns fire at the cashier.

      A permit shows that you are educated and proved that you are capable of handling the firearm. No crazies, no felons, no would-be heroes that can’t shoot.

      • Palmer

        You don’t need a course to be capable of handling a firearm. Just the
        same, you don’t need a course or a permit to open carry (at least in my
        state, and I know many others like this).

        You do the background check when you first get the gun, not when you get a concealed carry permit. The rest of your argument falls apart after that. If you could get a gun without a background check but didn’t need to get a permit, any of those “crazies” could get a gun, carry it without a permit and shoot you. Someone with violent crimes, disabilities, etc. can not legally get the gun in the first place. Learn what you’re talking about before you try to produce an argument, because it made no sense and contains such anti-logic it made me want to literally facepalm.

  • redneckinsac

    The fee for new applications has been lowered to $97.50.

  • JB

    The fingerprinting really freaks me out – does that bother any of the rest of you? Maybe I’ll just open carry, cuz I don’t really want to give the FBI my prints, and apparently NV shares the prints with the FBI.

    • JT

      Why are you freaked out?
      Have you committed a crime?
      Are you very lax with your guns, leaving them out in the open, never locking them up when not in use?

      If you’re a law abiding citizen, who owns a gun legally, and is a responsible gun owner, you have nothing to worry about.

      • Dco

        Those cameras they are putting up all over can’t possibly bother you, can they? You don’t mind the random searches of your person that police are going to be allowed to perform like they do in NYC, do you? You aren’t breaking any laws are you? Then you have nothing to worry about. Let the government steal away your privacy and individual dignity; because you have nothing to hide, right? You are naive at best, JT. The government shouldn’t be able to take away other rights because they are “allowing” us to have the right to bear arms. They can’t allow us to have a right. We’re born with it. The 2nd Amendment keeps them from taking a natural born right from us. Wake up you slaves. JB is on the right track.

    • WilliamDahl

      I’m ex-military and have had security clearances, so my fingerprints have been taken and put on file *numerous* times. In some states, they even require a thumbprint for you to get your driver’s license. If I had not already had my fingerprints taken this many times, maybe I would have an issue with the supposed loss of privacy, but as it is, I don’t really have any room to complain. I guess the only complaint that I *do* have is that they keep taking them (and charging me for it) even though they have so many copies of them on file already. :)

  • reggie

    Really, I cannot think of one law that has been passed in the past 4 years affecting anyone’s gun rights.

  • nnv ccw

    Can I conceal carry in a bar or casino in Reno if I have my permit for the intended purpose.? Does it matter if it is posted not to even ccw people?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Whittington/100001496682673 John Whittington

      If there is a sign that says no firearms you can not enter any business. BUT there has to be a sign in every door window or otherwise you could’ve came through a door that had no sign! C.C.W. holder for Nevada!

  • Reporter?

    NV no longer requires you to qualify on each individual handgun you will carry concealed, you now only qualify in the class of handgun; semi-auto or revolver. Much more reasonable.

  • bst49

    Try living in California and see the panic at the gun shows and firearm stores. Ammunition is extremely diffiicult to get. wonder why? because this Presidents administration is more interested in good people control not the criminals. According to Obama and the left wing zealots we have in politics……. We’re
    not supposed to judge all Muslims by the acts of a few “crazies”.

    >>>> But the acts of a few American “crazies” is enough to judge
    all Americans who own guns.

  • Ruger454

    For travelers to Nevada from states that Nevada does not honor their concealed carry permits, how to Nevada state troopers, police and sheriff’s deputies react to an openly carried, holstered handgun? I understand that OC is unrestricted in Nevada, but what’s the real story on the ground? I will be in Nevada next week and need to know. Thanks, all.

    • BruceMichaelGrant

      I live in AZ. OC is common and cops have NO problem. I’d expect NV cops to have the same attitude.

  • norm

    why don’t Nevada honor all stats

  • norm

    for got the e in states

  • Randy Wright

    laws are changing in neveda, blue card is going bye-bye, and once you get a concealed permit you can carry any hangun you want

  • Dan

    You just watch, it will be the Republicans who successfully restrict gun ownership. Don’t be foolish enough to think that Republicans can be trusted any more than Democrats regarding your rights. The NRA can prevail against Democrats but is more vulnerable regarding Republicans in a situation like the next Sandy Hook or a mass mall shooting which will certainly happen eventually.

    • DroneAlone

      Yet every bill limiting our second amendment rights have been drafted by democrats.

      The leftwing extremists in the democratic party seem hell-bent on destroying the second amendment.

  • Truth

    Reading these comments is just plain sad. What a bunch of ignorant anti-American Nazis. Liberals are the ONLY true blue blooded Americans who defend freedom, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness. Right wing Repubs only try to tell everyone else how to live their lives. Interfering with personal freedoms is not American… And Repubs interfere with personal freedoms. Un-American Nazis plain and simple. We should get a boat, load the bunch of you on it, and send you back to England.

    • DroneAlone

      Progressives:

      Facts?

      We ain’t got no facts.

      We don’t need no stinking facts!!!

      Don’t you have a city to occupy, food stamps to pick up or someone’s rights to infringe lefty?

  • Jmp

    I’m looking for legit info about open carry in NV.

  • jeremhe

    A buddy of mine got he’s ccw about a couple weeks ago and I asked if they asked a proof of citizenship he’s reply was “no” they only asked for he’s nv drivers license, I went to turn in my papers and they asked for my US passport to prove that im a citizen I showed them my passport and she told me she can’t accept it because it’s expired and I told her that she’s telling me to get a new passport that will cost me another $140 to get a new one where I already showed her that im a citizen.