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    May Issue VS Shall Issue: Shall Issue to Residents Only

    Issuing Authority: Louisiana State Police

    Required Training: Concealed Handgun Training Course Certificate

    How to Apply: a. Complete and submit the new Online Concealed Handgun Permit Application b. Download a Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions found on pages one and two of the application. c. Obtain an application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Non-Residents: Louisiana does not issue Non-Resident Permits/Licenses.

    Renewal: Permit holders will be notified in writing at their address of record, approximately 120 days prior to the expiration of their permit to begin the renewal process. Submit the renewal application with a new training certificate, a photocopy of your driver's license, and the appropriate fees to the Louisiana State Police.

    Processing Time: 6-8 Months


    Ages 21 – 64: $125 for a five-year permit.

    65 Years of Age or Older: $62.50 for a five-year permit.

    Change of Address: To change your address, all you have to do is fill out an online application. Here is the link:

    Required to Notify Law Enforcement: The permit shall be retained by the permittee who shall immediately produce it upon the request of any law enforcement officer. Anyone who fails to do so shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars. Additionally, when any peace officer approaches a permittee in an official manner or with an identified purpose, the permittee shall:

    1. Notify the officer that he has a weapon on his person;
    2. Submit to a pat down;
    3. Allow the officer to temporarily disarm him.

    Places Off Limits When Carrying:

    Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.

    State Restrictions include:

    A law enforcement office, station, or building;  A detention facility, prison, or jail;  A courthouse or courtroom, provided that a judge may carry such a weapon in his own courtroom;  A polling place;  A meeting place of the governing authority of a political subdivision;  The state capitol building;  Any portion of an airport facility where the carrying of firearms is prohibited under federal law, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, if the firearm is encased for shipment, for the purpose of checking such firearm as lawful baggage;  Any church, synagogue, mosque or similar place of worship; See RS 40:1379.3 (U)  A parade or demonstration for which a permit is issued by a governmental entity; (means be in the parade or part of the demonstration)  Any portion of the permitted area of an establishment that has been granted a Class A-General retail permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Note: This means a Bar. Restaurants are OK but you can’t carry in the bar area of a restaurant.  Any school “firearm free zone” as defined in R.S. 14:95.6.

    Private Property Prohibitions: The provisions of R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) shall not limit the right of a property owner, lessee, or other lawful custodian to prohibit or restrict access of those persons possessing a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued under this Section. No individual to whom a concealed handgun permit is issued may carry such concealed handgun into the private residence of another without first receiving the consent of that person.

    State Website: Louisiana

    Current Reciprocity Map:

    Louisiana Basic CCW Map

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