Pistol Permits

Rhode Island General Law §11-47-18 empowers the Attorney General to issue a license or permit to state residents 21 years of age or older to carry a pistol or revolver, whether concealed or not, upon a proper showing of need. In assessing the need of an applicant to carry a pistol or revolver, the Office also considers the issuance of a restricted permit for specified purposes.

Individuals may also apply to local authorities for a license or permit to carry concealed pistol or revolver under Rhode Island General Law §11-47-11.

For questions or status inquiries, please email CCWpermits@riag.ri.gov