Is it legal for me to carry a concealed weapon in North Dakota?

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A concealed weapon is defined as a firearm or dangerous weapon that is concealed if it is carried in such a manner as to not be discernible by the ordinary observation of a passerby. See ND Century Code 62.1-04-01 for more information.


Effective August 1, 2017, individuals may be issued a license by the ND Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to carry a concealed firearm. Applicants must meet age requirements, provide proof of residency, complete a testing procedure, pass a criminal background investigation and not be disqualified based on convictions noted in ND Century Code 62.1-04-03-C.


Effective August 1, 2017, Constitutional Carry only allows concealed carry of a firearm by a North Dakota resident within the boundaries of North Dakota. A concealed weapon license to carry concealed outside ND is required when out of state. Reciprocity with other states applies only if you possess a valid concealed weapon license.