Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol
An individual who wishes to carry a concealed pistol on or about his person or in a vehicle must obtain a Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol (SDCL 22914-9). A person does not need a permit to own a pistol, keep it in his home, business, or property, or visibly carry it (SDCL 22-14-11).

Carrying a concealed pistol without a permit is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by one year imprisonment or one thousand dollar fine or both (SDCL 22-14-9).

A Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol may be obtained from the sheriff of the county of which the applicant is a resident (SDCL 23-7-7).

A permit is valid for four years and the fee is $10.00 (SDCL 23-7-8-2).

The applicant must complete a form called an Application and Temporar Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol. The information required for the permit includes (SDCL 23-7-8): the applicant's complete name, address, occupation, place and date of birth, physical description, a statement that the applicant has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a crime of violence, a sworn statement that the information on the application is true or correct, and the applicant's signature.

Providing false information or false evidence of identity in applying for a permit to carry a concealed pistal is a Class 6 felony punishable by two years imprisonment, a fine of two thousand dollars, or both (SDCL 23-7-12).

Fill out the Concealed Weapons Permit Application and must be brought in person to the Sheriff's Office.

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