Louisiana Concealed Carry / License to Carry Permit Application

Concealed Carry Permit First Time Applicants

To apply for a concealed carry permit, a you must follow the steps:

  1. Apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit by:
    1. Completing and submitting the Online Concealed Handgun Permit Application.
    2. Download the Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions.
    3. Obtain a paper application at the State Police Headquarters. 7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.
  2. Provide all necessary documentation. Including training, arrest information, medical summary dispositions, and divorce decrees (if applicable). New fingerprints must be submitted for original/first time applicants.
  3. Contact your local police office, local sheriff’s department, or State Police Headquarters in Baton Rouge for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting at State Police Headquarters requires a $10.00 fee. Prints must be submitted on an FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card. The card should be completed as outlined in the application instructions.
  4. Paper applications, fingerprint cards, and/or other documentation must be submitted to:

Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
PO Box 66375
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896
(225) 925-4867

Concealed Carry Permit Renewal Applicants

120 days prior to expiration, permit holders will be notified in writing at their address on file.

  1. Apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit Renewal by :
    1. Complete and submit the new Online Concealed Handgun Permit Application.
    2. Download the Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions contained withing.
    3. Obtain a paper application at the State Police Headquarters. 7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.
  2. Submit the renewal application with a new training certificate, a photocopy of your driver’s license, and the processing fees. Submission of a fingerprint card is not necessary for renewals.
  3. Complete and submit application no less than 90 days before the expiration of the permit.
  4. Submitting your application 60 days after the expiration date will require a new original application, including fingerprints.
  5. Paper applications and other documentation must be submitted to:

Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
Attn: Renewal Department
PO Box 66375
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(225) 925-4867

Concealed Carry Permit Fees

Five Year Permit (Original & Renewal):
$125 – Persons Ages 21 – 64
$62.50 – Persons 65 or Older

Lifetime Permit:
$500 – Persons Ages 21 – 64
$250 – Persons 65 or Older

If you have not continuously resided within Louisiana for the 15 years preceding your application date, an additional $50 non-refundable fee shall be required. This is only for first-time applicants and is not required for any subsequent renewals.

If you apply online, you will receive an email once your application has been accepted. This email will contain a link to pay for the permit by credit card. If you do not remit payment within thirty days of receiving the payment link, your application will be canceled and will require a new submission.

Military Discount
If you are currently in the military and wish to use the military discount, you must include a copy of your most recent orders.

Five Year Permit:
$62.50
Lifetime Permit:
$250

Veterans
Veterans with an honorable discharge are exempt from the fee.

The Post Exchange Concealed Carry Classes

At Post Exchange, we want to make your transition from taking our class to applying for your concealed carry permit easy! We know Louisiana Concealed Carry Laws. In class, we will discuss the application process. If you have any questions about submitting your application, just ask the experts! We know Concealed Carry!

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