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Permits and Licensing Unit

Pistol / Revolver

Explosives / Fireworks

Security / Detectives

PUBLIC COUNTER (for in-person requests)
8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM 106

The Permits and Licensing Unit performs background checks on individuals applying for pistol licenses, private investigator licenses, security guard licenses and fireworks permits. The unit is also responsible for licensing and auditing all private detective and security guard agencies throughout the state.

The Permits and Licensing Unit tests and licenses all commercial blasters and pyrotechnicians who operate within the state’s borders and issues permits for the sale, use, purchase, transportation and storage of explosive materials.   It audits all fireworks displays and, with the cooperation of the Fire Marshal’s Office, conducts on-site safety and compliance inspections prior to the numerous displays being ignited throughout the year.  The Permits and Licensing Unit conducts investigations concerning operational and licensing complaints from public and private sources and initiates enforcement through administrative hearings and criminal proceedings as necessary.

Pistol and Revolver - Licensing for Pistols and Revolvers
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions About Permits and Licensing.

Explosives/Fireworks - Licensing for Explosives and Fireworks.

Security/Detectives - Detective Agencies and Security Services.

Contact Us
New Hampshire State Police
Permits and Licensing Unit
33 Hazen Drive, Room 106
Concord, NH 03305
Phone: (603) 223-3873
Fax: (603) 271-0306


New Hampshire Department of Safety | 33 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH 03305
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