Pistol Permit Application

Concealed Pistol Permit Information

In order to apply for a Pistol Permit you must be a resident of Hughes County, SD for no less than 30 days and be eighteen years of age or older. Standard Permits are issued within 5 business days after a completed application is dropped off at the Hughes County Sheriff's Office. Enhanced and Gold Card Permits may take longer because of the fingerprint background investigation. When dropping off the completed application a copy of your driver's license will be obtained.  

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Click here to print off the application.

The Sheriff's Office will fax page two of the application to The Human Services Center for you. Please do not fax this page.

Applicants applying for the Standard Permit will need to stop back at the Sheriff's Office after 3 business days to pay for and sign the Temporary Permit.

Applicants applying for either the Enhanced Permit or Gold Card will be notified via phone when their background checks have been completed.

 

Standard Pistol Permit $10

- Must pass a background check

- Permit is valid in 30 states

- Permit is valid for 5 years

 

Enhanced Pistol Permit $100

- Must complete a qualifying firearms training class

- Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check

- Permit is valid in 36 states to include Delaware, Minnesota,

Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, and Wisconsin

- Permit is valid for 5 years

Click here for a list of qualifying handgun instructors.

 

Gold Card $70

- Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check

- Permit is valid in 30 states

- Permit is valid for 5 years

 

Please note that along with the Enhanced and Gold Card fees there will be additional fees for the fingerprinting and background check. Fingerprint appointments can be made through the Pierre Police Department by calling (605) 773-7413. Gold Card fingerprint cards will be supplied by the Sheriff's office and Enhanced Permit fingerprint cards will be supplied by the firearms training instructor. At the time of the fingerprint appointment you will need to have a photo ID and $15.00 cash or check made out to The City of Pierre. You will also need $43.25 cash or check made out to DCI for the background check processing fee. Enhanced Permit applicants will also need to show proof of successful completion of a qualifying hand gun course at this time as well.  

 

More detailed information regarding the different types of Pistol Permits can be obtained by visiting the South Dakota Secretary of State's website.

 

Reciprocity Information can also be obtained through the South Dakota Secretary of State's website by clicking this link.

 

Any additional questions can be answered by calling the Hughes County Sheriff's Office at (605) 773-7470.