“Within 120 days after a complete application for a permit is submitted, the sheriff to whom the application is submitted shall grant or deny the application.
Residents of Nevada must apply to the sheriff of the county they reside in. Non-Residents may apply to any sheriff.
Does having a Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit exempt you from the background check when purchasing a firearm in Nevada?
Within 120 days after a complete application for a permit is submitted, the sheriff to whom the application is submitted shall grant or deny the application. If the application is denied, the sheriff shall send the applicant written notification setting forth the reasons for the denial.
For example, Las Vegas Charges $96.25 for new applications and $61.25 for renewal applications. Other Sheriffs should have roughly the same fees.
- Be 21 years old or older.
- Active members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the reserve or National Guard, or members who were honorably discharged or released may apply between the ages of 18 and 20.
- Is not prohibited from possessing a firearm pursuant to NRS 202.360.
- Demonstrates competence with handguns by presenting a certificate or other documentation to the sheriff which shows that the applicant:
- Successfully completed a course in firearm safety approved by a sheriff in this State; or
- Successfully completed a course in firearm safety offered by a federal, state or local law enforcement agency, community college, university or national organization that certifies instructors in firearm safety.
Does military training exempt you from the training requirements to get a Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit?
Where can I find a firearm instructor for the required training to get a Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit?
- Churchill County – Click on Approved Instructor List
- Clark County / Las Vegas Metro Police Department – Click on approved firearm course.
- Douglas County – Click on Approved CCW Instructors
- Elko County – Click on CCW Program and scroll to the end of the file.
- Esmeralda County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.
- Eureka County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.
- Humboldt County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.
- Lander County – We could not find a list or website with contact information. We recommend calling them at 775-635-5161 or visiting them in person at 2 NV-305, Battle Mountain, NV 89820.
- Lyon County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.
- Mineral County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.
- Nye County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.. Please contact the sheriff.
- Pershing County – We could not find a list
- Storey County – You must receive a certification from a local firing range.
- Washoe County
- White Pine County – We could not find a list. Please contact the sheriff.
If you find your permit after being issued a duplicate permit then you should notify the sheriff in writing and return the duplicate permit within 10 days. If you fail to notify the sheriff and return your permit within 10 days you are subject to a civil penalty of $25.
Do you have to notify the Sheriff that issued your Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit if you get arrested or convicted of a crime?
If you move my permanent residence to another state, is your Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit still valid?
Legal Aliens (Immigrant, Legal Permanent Resident, and Non-Immigrant)- Proof of lawful alien status must be provided and must be possessed to prove lawful possession of firearms. You must also provide proof of your current residence.
Immigrant Alien & Legal Permanent Resident- A copy of your Alien card, which must not be expired and include an AR#, USCIS#, or A#
Non-Immigrant Alien- A copy of your Visa or Employment Authorization card (if required by DHS), valid Passport, I-94, AR# or A# (You also may require a valid hunting license, based upon visa type)
All parties, for this section, must meet the requirements listed in 18 U.S.C. 922 (d)(5), (g)(5) and (y)(2); 27 CFR 478.11 and 478.32(a)(5), in order to lawfully possess firearms in the U.S.
NRS 200.120 “Justifiable homicide” defined; no duty to retreat under certain circumstances.
1. Justifiable homicide is the killing of a human being in necessary self-defense, or in defense of an occupied habitation, an occupied motor vehicle or a person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors to commit a crime of violence, or against any person or persons who manifestly intend and endeavor, in a violent, riotous, tumultuous or surreptitious manner, to enter the occupied habitation or occupied motor vehicle, of another for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being therein.
2. A person is not required to retreat before using deadly force as provided in subsection 1 if the person:
(a) Is not the original aggressor;
(b) Has a right to be present at the location where deadly force is used; and
(c) Is not actively engaged in conduct in furtherance of criminal activity at the time deadly force is used.
3. As used in this section:
(a) “Crime of violence” means any felony for which there is a substantial risk that force or violence may be used against the person or property of another in the commission of the felony.
(b) “Motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is self-propelled.
10/2/2017 – Updated and confirmed all information and updated page layout.
We try to keep the information on this page as up to date as possible but due to changing laws it is your responsibility to verify all information. The information on this page is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this Web site, emails or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between i156 LLC and the user or browser. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of i156 LLC.