Concealed Weapons Permits

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Office Location:

 

Dawson County

Law Enforcement Center

440 Colorado Boulevard

Glendive, MT  59330

 

Phone: (406) 377-5291

Emergency Phone: 911

Concealed Weapons Permit

As a service to the residents of Dawson County, this answers some of the questions regarding Concealed Weapon Permits:  who is eligible, how much it costs, how to apply, etc.

Every year this office responds to several requests regarding information on carrying concealed weapons and the application process for private citizens like you.  If you plan to apply for a Concealed Weapon Permit, please take a moment to read the information in this brochure.

WHAT IS THE CURRENT LAW REGARDING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED FIREARM?

M.C.A. Section 45-8-321 covers the laws related to concealed weapons.  

 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT?


Anyone who wishes to carry a concealed pistol, revolver or any other firearm capable of being concealed upon a person within the city limits of any incorporated town is eligible to apply.

WHO CAN ISSUE A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT?

Pursuant to the authority granted in M.C.A. Section 45-8-321, the sheriff of a county may issue written permits for carrying concealed weapons.  Permits must be obtained in the county of permanent residence.

IS MY PERMIT VALID ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF MONTANA?

Yes, M.C.A. Section 45-8-321, states: “Any such permit shall be effective in all areas of the state.”  For out-of-state validity, you must contact the Attorney General of the states in which you plan to travel to see if they will honor Montana Permits.

BASIC CRITERIA FOR GRANTING A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT:

1.      Resident in Montana for six months
2.      18 years of age
3.      Written documentation of firearms training - DD214. Hunter’s Safety Course or
           Handgun Safety Course
4.      No criminal record
5.      Possess a Montana Driver’s License or State ID


WHAT IS THE COST AND HOW LONG IS THE PERMIT VALID?

Initial cost is $50.00, nonrefundable.  Renewal cost is $25.00, nonrefundable.
Valid for four years, however, it can be revoked at any time.
You are responsible for costs of handgun safety course.
If your current Concealed Weapons Permit is expired by more than 6 months, we require that you complete a new application and show proof by either your expired permit, hunters education, military, or law enforcement certificate. A fee of $50.00 will be required. 

HOURS TO APPLY:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Excluding Holidays)

PROCEDURE:     For first time permits, bring you completed application, proof of firearms training, a copy of you driver’s license or Montana State ID, and application fee to Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.  For renewals, bring your completed application and your current permit.  APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED IN FRONT OF A SHERIFF’S OFFICE DESIGNEE.  Please allow two -three weeks for processing.

 downloadable Concealed Weapons Permit Application form

downloadable Concealed Weapon Permit Renewal Application form

For more information on HB102 and list of states that are recognized under Montana law, visit State of Montana Department of Justice.