Maine

Quick Facts

21

Years Old

$35

Permit Fee

4

Years Permits Valid 

30

Day Processing Time
Permit Reciprocity Map
PERMITS HONORED IN:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming
RESIDENT PERMITS ONLY:
Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire


PERMITS NOT HONORED IN:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, American Samoa, N. Mariana Islands

Permit Information

Maine is a Shall Issue to Residents Only.

Permits Issued By
Local Police. To see if your city issues concealed carry permits click here.

Permit Requirements
1. Is 18 years of age or older;
2. Is not disqualified to possess a firearm pursuant to Title 15, section 393, is not disqualified as a permit holder under that same section and is not disqualified to possess a firearm based on federal law as a result of a criminal conviction;
Repealed, P.L. 1993, c. 368 § 4.
3. Submits an application that contains the following:
a. Full name;
b. Full current address and addresses for the prior 5 years;
c. The date and place of birth, height, weight, color of eyes, color of hair, sex and race;
d. A record of previous issuances of, refusals to issue and revocations of a permit to carry concealed firearms, handguns or other concealed weapons by any issuing authority in the State or any other jurisdiction. The record of previous refusals alone does not constitute cause for refusal and the record of previous revocations alone constitutes cause for refusal only as provided in section 2005; and
4. Answers to the following questions:
a. Are you less than 18 years of age?
b. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you in this State for a crime under the laws of this State that is punishable by imprisonment for a term of one year or more?
c. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you in any federal court for a crime under the laws of the United States that is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year?
d. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you in another state for a crime that, under the laws of that state, is punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year?
e. If your answer to the question in division (d) is “yes,” is that charged crime classified under the laws of that state as a misdemeanor punishable by a term of imprisonment of 2 years or less?
f. Is there a formal charging instrument pending against you in another state for a crime punishable in that state by a term of imprisonment of 2 years or less and classified by that state as a misdemeanor, but that is substantially similar to a crime that under the laws of this State is punishable by imprisonment for a term of one year or more?
g. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you under the laws of the United States, this State or any other state or the Passamaquoddy Tribe or Penobscot Nation in a proceeding in which the prosecuting authority has pleaded that you committed the crime with the use of a firearm against a person or with the use of a dangerous weapon as defined in Title 17-A, section 2, subsection 9, paragraph A?
h. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you in this or any other jurisdiction for a juvenile offense that, if committed by an adult, would be a crime described in division (b), (c), (d) or (f) and involves bodily injury or threatened bodily injury against another person?
i. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you in this or any other jurisdiction for a juvenile offense that, if committed by an adult, would be a crime described in division (g)?
j. Is there a formal charging instrument now pending against you in this or any other jurisdiction for a juvenile offense that, if committed by an adult, would be a crime described in division (b), (c), (d) or (f), but does not involve bodily injury or threatened bodily injury against another person?
k. Have you ever been convicted of committing or found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disease or defect [insanity] of committing a crime described in division (b), (c), (f) or (g)?
l. Have you ever been convicted of committing or found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disease or defect [insanity] of committing a crime described in division (d)?
m. If your answer to the question in division (l) is “yes,” was that crime classified under the laws of that state as a misdemeanor punishable by a term of imprisonment of 2 years or less?
n. Have you ever been adjudicated as having committed a juvenile offense described in division (h) or (i)?
o. Have you ever been adjudicated as having committed a juvenile offense described in division (j)?
p. Are you currently subject to an order of a Maine court or an order of a court of the United States or another state, territory, commonwealth or tribe that restrains you from harassing, stalking or threatening your intimate partner, as defined in 18 United States Code, Section 921(a), or a child of your intimate partner, or from engaging in other conduct that would place your intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to that intimate partner or the child?
q. Are you a fugitive from justice?
r. Are you a drug abuser, drug addict or drug dependent person?
s. Do you have a mental disorder that causes you to be potentially dangerous to yourself or others?
t. Have you been adjudicated to be an incapacitated person pursuant to Title 18-A, Article 5 [Probate Code; Protection of persons under disability and their property], Parts 3 and 4 and not had that designation removed by an order under Title 18-A, section 5-307, subsection (b) [Termination of incapacity]?
u. Have you been dishonorably discharged from the military forces within the past 5 years?
v. Are you an illegal alien?
w. Have you been convicted in a Maine court of a violation of Title 17-A, section 1057 [Possession of firearms in an establishment licensed for on premises consumption of liquor] within the past 5 years?
x. Have you been adjudicated in a Maine court within the past 5 years as having committed a juvenile offense involving conduct that, if committed by an adult, would be a violation of Title 17-A, section 1057 [Possession of firearms in an establishment licensed for on-premises consumption of liquor]?
y. To your knowledge, have you been the subject of an investigation by any law enforcement agency within the past 5 years regarding the alleged abuse by you of family or household members?
z. Have you been convicted in any jurisdiction within the past 5 years of 3 or more crimes punishable by a term of imprisonment of less than one year or of crimes classified under the laws of a state as a misdemeanor and punishable by a term of imprisonment of 2 years or less?
aa. Have you been adjudicated in any jurisdiction within the past 5 years to have committed 3 or more juvenile offenses described in division (o)?
ab.To your knowledge, have you engaged within the past 5 years in reckless or negligent conduct that has been the subject of an investigation by a governmental entity?
ac. Have you been convicted in a Maine court within the past 5 years of any Title 17-A, chapter 45 drug crime?

The demonstration of knowledge of handgun safety to the issuing authority may not be required of any applicant who holds a valid state permit to carry a concealed firearm as of April 15, 1990 or of any applicant who was or is in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and has received at least basic firearms training.

Required Documents 
1. Original completed application
2. Authority & Authorization to Release information 
3. Fee $35
4. A passport quality photograph of yourself 
5. Birth certificate 
6. Proof of firearms safety training 

Permit Renewal
The process to renew your permit is the exact same as your initial application. 

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