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Support Services Bureau
Permits and Licensing Unit
Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • The NH Non-Resident Pistol License does not contain the wording "carry concealed." Can I "carry concealed" with this license?
    Yes, a license issued under RSA 159:6 is a full privilege concealed carry license.
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  • I would like to bring my handgun into New Hampshire, yet I don’t have a license to carry concealed. How may I carry?
    • You may carry unloaded in your vehicle. Be sure that the ammunition is separate from the gun.
    • You may carry loaded on your person. The weapon needs to be fully exposed. For example, it may not be concealed by a shirt or a jacket, or located in a backpack.
    • You may carry unloaded and concealed on your person, so long as you do not possess any ammunition on your person.
    • Please refer t0 RSA 159 for additional information.
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  • I am renewing my Non-Resident Pistol License. Do I still need to provide references?
    Yes. The application needs to be completed in its entirety at each time of application.
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  • How long does it take to process applications submitted to the Permits and Licensing Unit?
    Applications are processed within 14 days of receipt. If the application is denied, the applicant will receive written notification of the reason for such denial. If you have not received a response after three weeks, please feel free to call us at (603) 223-3873.
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  • How can I receive a duplicate NH Non-Resident Pistol License?
    Please forward a letter to NH State Police, Permits and Licensing Unit, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03305 explaining the reason for your request and include a fee of $3.00 made out to State of New Hampshire - Treasurer. Your request will be processed within 14 days of receipt.
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  • How do I submit an address change on a NH Non-Resident Pistol License?
    Please forward a letter to NH State Police, Permits and Licensing Unit, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03305 notifying us of the change of address, including the old and new address. If you would like to receive a license that reflects the new address, enclose a fee of $3.00 made out to State of New Hampshire - Treasurer.
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