The following is for informational purposes only. For complete information, or if you have further questions, please contact the NH State Police Support Services Bureau, Permits and Licensing Unit at (603) 223-3873 or e-mail:

Firearms Safety

Visit the Project Child Safe website for great information on firearms safety. Consider taking a firearms safety course from one of the many reputable training programs in the area. Safe storage of firearms is just as important as safe handling of firearms. We have gun locks to provide at no charge.







Firearms Laws/Regulations

    • Pistols and Revolvers RSA 159 (includes self-defense weapons and martial arts weapons)
    • New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules Saf-C 210
    • Negligent Storage of Firearms RSA 650-C:1

You are responsible to know all applicable firearms laws. If you aren't sure, find a course covering the topic to educate yourself.


 Pistol Permits

Complete the resident pistol/revolver license application below. For information on non-resident permits and reciprocity with other states, please contact the NH State Police Support Services Bureau, Permits and Licensing Unit at (603) 223-3873 or e-mail: