South Dakota Gun Laws
Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer State Parks: Concealed handgun carry lawful by recognized permittees Restaurants Serving Alcohol: You may not carry in any licensed alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages (23-7-8.1) Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy. Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handguns may be loaded and carried in plain view or unloaded and carried in the trunk or other closed compartment. Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state Permit Training Requirements: The basic permit has no training requirement. To apply for the enhanced permit one must complete a Qualifying handgun course which is taught by a NRA instructor who also has completed a state course on the use of force. The course must include laws, basic use, self-defense principles, and live fire of at least 98 rounds of ammo. 23-7-58 Permit Issuing Authority: County sheriff May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years Permit Application Process: Present the required paperwork and fee to your county sheriff office. Non-Resident Permits: Only military personnel may qualify for non-resident permits Places Off Limits: Any licensed on-sale malt beverage or alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of
its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages. § 23-7-8.1
Elementary or Secondary School Premises or Vehicle § 13-32-7.
Courthouses § 22-14-22. County courthouse defined. For the purposes of §§ 22-14-23 to 22-14-28,
inclusive, the term, county courthouse, means the state capitol or any building occupied for the public
sessions of a circuit court, with its various offices. The term includes any building appended to or
used as a supplementary structure to a county courthouse.
Resident Permit Reciprocity: For the basic permit:
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