Frequently Asked Questions

1.How can I check the status of my application?
2.What must I do to apply for a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?
3.How much does it cost to get a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?
4.Can I get my money back if my application is not approved?
5.Are permits from other states valid in Louisiana? If I have a Louisiana concealed handgun permit, can I carry my concealed handgun in other states?
6.My permit is going to expire. What do I need to do to keep my permit valid?
7.Do I have to return my old permit when I receive my renewed permit?
8.Once I submit my application, when should I expect to receive my permit?
9.I have moved out of state. Is my permit still valid?
10.How long do I have to live in Louisiana before I am eligible for a permit?
11.Are non-residents allowed to have a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?
12.If I am in the military and just transferred here, can I get a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?
13.How long is my Louisiana permit valid?
14.What do I do if my permit is lost or stolen?
15.If I move, how do I change the address on my permit?
16.Can I carry my handgun in my vehicle?
17.Do I have to register my handgun with the state?
18.What is 18 USC 922 (g)?
19.Do I need additional training if I already possess a parish permit?
20.Do I need additional training to obtain a renewal of my concealed handgun permit?
21.Do I need additional training if I am on active duty in the armed forces?
22.If I used my DD214 to suffice for training on my original application, can the DD214 suffice for training on my renewal application?
23.How can I become a registered instructor?
24.I am active duty military and stationed in this state. What do I have to do to obtain a permit?
25.Does a no contest or nolo contendere plea of guilty, or a conviction that has been set aside, count as a conviction as it applies to the qualifications for a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?
26.I was arrested but the charges were dropped, do I still need an arrest disposition?
27.I called the clerk of court to get the disposition but the court said I have no record, what do I do?
28.Where do I get a copy of my arrest disposition?
29.What documents must I submit if the issue date on my driver’s license is less than six months old?
30.What should I do if I will be traveling into another state and I would like to know their handgun laws?