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ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, and must be paid by money order, cashier's check, or certified check. In an effort to allow the most efficient processing of your application, we suggest that you review the following tips for both new and renewal applications:

  1. Review your application for completeness. An incomplete application may result in the delay or denial of your application.

  2. Make sure all questions are answered correctly, specifically the questions with regard to arrests, medical conditions, and 18 USC 922 g. (See selected statutes in the Law and Rule Booklet.)

  3. Read the arrest question carefully, as you must list all arrests, summons, and citations (except speeding citations) even if listed on a previous application. You must provide a certified true copy of all arrest dispositions with your application.

  4. If you listed a medical condition you must have the treating physician complete the medical summary form before submitting your application.

  5. If you are currently subject to a protective or restraining order you must provide a certified true copy with your application.

Original/First-Time Applicants:

In order to apply for a concealed handgun permit, a citizen should follow the steps below:

  1. Apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit by one of the following ways:

  2. Complete and submit the new online Concealed Handgun Permit Application at

  3. Download a Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions found on pages one and two of the application.

  4. 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.

  5. Provide all necessary documentation pertaining to training, arrest dispositions, medical summary dispositions, and divorce decrees (if applicable). New fingerprints must be submitted for original/first time applicants. Old fingerprints on file will not be accepted.

  6. Contact your local police office, local sheriff's department, or State Police Headquarters in Baton Rouge for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting at State Police Headquarters requires a $10.00 money order or can be paid using a debit/credit card. Prints must be submitted on an FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card. The card should be completed as outlined in the application instructions. Example

  7. Paper applications, fingerprint cards, and/or other documentation must be submitted to: Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Unit PO Box 66375 Baton Rouge, LA 70896

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