Concealed Carry Permits

Permit Eligibility
An applicant must meet and maintain the following requirements:
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Not be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a handgun by
    18 U.S.C. 922 as that section existed on January 1, 2005;
  • Possess the eyesight necessary for a Class “O” operator’s
  • Not have plead guilty or nolo contendere or been convicted of
    a felony or crime of violence in any jurisdiction;
  • Not currently be adjudged mentally incompetent or have been found to be mentally ill and dangerous in the past ten (10) years. Emergency protective custody (EPC) does not disqualify an applicant unless it is followed by formal
    proceedings or treatment. (There are no time restrictions on the disqualification for this item under federal law 18 U.S.C. 922);
  • Current resident of the state of Nebraska having been a resident
    for at least the past one hundred eighty (180) days;
  • Have had no violations of any law of this state relating to
    firearms, unlawful use of a weapon, or controlled substances or
    of any similar law of another jurisdiction in the ten (10) years
    preceding the date of application.;
  • Not be on parole, probation, house arrest, or work release for
    any type of offense of any degree. This disqualification does
    not include pre-trial diversion unless it is from a jurisdiction
    which requires the offender to enter a guilty plea before
  • Be a citizen of the United States; and
  • Provide proof of training.

  • Who is Not Eligible
  • Non-Residents: Non-residents of the state of Nebraska are not eligible to hold or apply for a Nebraska concealed handgun permit.
  • Reciprocity With Other States:
    Permits issued by other jurisdictions will not be honored in the state of Nebraska.

  • Application Process
    Any person wishing to apply for a permit to carry a concealed handgun shall
    apply to the Nebraska State Patrol at the Criminal Identification Division
    (CID) office in Lincoln or at any Troop Area Headquarters outside of Lincoln.
    If other locations become available, locations will be posted on the Nebraska
    State Patrol web-site. The address for each office is as follows:
  • Criminal Identification Office - 233 S. 10th St. - Lincoln
  • Troop A Headquarters - 4411 S. 108th St. - Omaha
  • Troop B Headquarters - 1401 Eisenhower Avenue - Norfolk
  • Troop C Headquarters – 3431 Old Potash Highway – Grand Island
  • Troop D Headquarters – 300 W. South River Road – North Platte
  • Troop E Headquarters – 4500 Avenue I - Scottsbluff
  • Applications forms will be available at each Troop Area Headquarters and on
    the Nebraska State Patrol web-site. Click here for pdf form.

    Application forms can also be mailed from the Criminal Identification Office upon
    request. Applicants are advised to obtain the application form in advance if possible because the form must be notarized, and notaries will not always be available at Troop Area Headquarters.

    What You Will Need
    Applicant must present a completed application form in person at the Nebraska State Patrol office designated for taking permit applications. Applicant must submit the following at time of application:

  • The application form
  • Proof of training

  • Proof of vision
  • Proof of identification

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of address

  • A signature
  • The applicable fee

  • At the time of application, applicant must submit to:
  • A fingerprint scan or two sets of legible fingerprints; and
  • A photograph.

    Completed applications will be transmitted to the Nebraska State Patrol Criminal Identification Division in Lincoln for processing and permit issuance.

    Note: An application form which is not complete or legible will not be processed.

  • Permit Issuance Process
    If the application for a permit to carry a concealed handgun is complete and all accompanying documentation is submitted, a permit will be issued to the applicant by the Nebraska State Patrol within five (5) business days after the completion of the criminal history record check, so long as the record check reveals no disqualifying information and applicant meets all of the requirements of the Act and these regulations.

    If applicant does not meet the qualifications, the applicant will be notified by mail by the Nebraska State Patrol indicating the reason for denying issuance of the permit.

    Fees for Permits
    The fees for permit issuance are as follow:
  • Permit - $100
  • Permit renewal - $50

  • The fee shall be paid with the application and shall be paid in cash or check made payable to the Nebraska State Patrol. When it becomes feasible, payment may also be made with debit or credit cards approved by the Nebraska State Patrol.

    Training and Safety Course Requirements
  • When applying for a permit, an applicant for a concealed handgun permit must submit proof of successful completion of an approved Handgun Training and Safety Course or military documentation evidencing handgun training within the past three (3) years by a member of the active or reserve armed forces or the National Guard.

  • . To be approved, the training course must have been conducted:
  • by an instructor certified by the Nebraska State Patrol
  • utilizing a lesson plan approved by the Nebraska State Patrol; and
  • after the instructor has been certified by the Nebraska State Patrol. Courses which were taught by instructors before they became certified to teach this course under the provisions of these regulations will not meet the training requirement for a permit.
  • within the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of application.

  • Complete details of the law regarding concealed carry permits are available on the Nebraska State Patrol Web site.

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