Pistol Permit Form ($10, valid for 4 years)
The State of New Hampshire requires a license ONLY to carry a loaded pistol or revolver concealed on your person, or concealed or not, in a motor vehicle. You do not need a license or permit from the State or Town to own firearms, to carry them openly, or to transport them unloaded in your vehicle.
If you need to obtain a License to Carry a Pistol or Revolver, download and print out this Pistol Permit Form, fill it out completely, and present or mail it to the Police Department along with the applicable fee. Be aware that the Police Department WILL run a criminal history and background check in order to ensure you meet the criteria for the issuance of the license.
It would be appreciated if you include a telephone number for each of three personal references you provide on the form so we can contact them easily. It will speed the approval process for your application greatly, and keep the workload associated with processing the application down.
We encourage all firearms owners to be safe and responsible. Attend a firearms safety course periodically, and ensure you are familiar with the proper handling, operation, cleaning and maintenance, and storage of your firearms.
The Police Department has a limited supply of trigger locks available for free! Just call the department to make sure there is one left and to arrange a time to pick it up!