Concealed Handguns Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What must I do to apply for a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?

A. In order to apply you may:
  1. Obtain an application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. Contact the Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Unit at (225) 925-4867; via e-mail at ; or by writing to:
    Louisiana State Police
    Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
    PO Box 66375
    Baton Rouge, LA 70896
  3. Download an application from the “How To Apply” section of our web page (

Once you have completed the application, follow the application procedures and complete the checklist on the last page. Be sure to include all required documentation or your application may be returned or delayed. Mail the completed application along with the appropriate fee to the above address.

(L.R.S. 40:1379.3)