Nebraska Recognizes South Dakota Enhanced Conceal Weapons Permit

Pierre, SD – Today, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that Nebraska has officially recognized South Dakota’s enhanced concealed weapons permit for persons who are 21 years of age or older. “Providing South Dakotan’s with the option to conceal carry in Nebraska with an enhanced weapon permit has been a top priority for the Secretary of State’s office over the past year. I appreciate Nebraska’s cooperation and am proud to be a part of our states coming together to further individual South Dakotan’s Second Amendment rights,” stated Secretary Krebs

The fee for the enhanced permit is $100 (SDCL 23-7-53).

Applicant requirements

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For both regular and enhanced permits the applicant must meet the following requirements (SDCL 23-7-7.1):

  • Is eighteen years-of age or older;
  • Has never pled guilty to, nolo contendere to, or been convicted of a felony or a crime of violence; Note: “Crime of violence” is defined in SDCL 22-1-2 (9)
  • Is not habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition;
  • Has no history of violence;
  • Has not been found in the previous ten years to be a “danger to others” or a “danger to self” as defined in SDCL 27A-1-1 or is not currently adjudged mentally incompetent;
  • Has physically resided in and is a resident of the county where the application is being made for at least thirty days immediately preceding the date of the application;
  • Has had no violations of chapter 23-7, firearms control, 22-14, unlawful use of weapons, or 22-42, controlled substances; marijuana, constituting a felony or misdemeanor in the five years preceding the date of application or is not currently charged under
  • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States; and
  • Is not a fugitive from justice.

In addition to the above requirements, the enhanced permit also requires:

  • A copy of the applicant’s fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information, for a state, national, and international criminal history background check;
  • An authorization to run a fingerprint background check;
  • A separate payment for the cost of processing the fingerprint background check;
  • Proof that the applicant has successfully completed a qualifying handgun course as defined in SDCL23-7-58 within the preceding twelve months or proof that the applicant is a current or former South Dakota law enforcement officer.

The sheriff shall forward the copy of the applicant’s fingerprints, the applicant’s authorization for processing a fingerprint background check, and the payment for the fingerprint background check to the Division of Criminal Investigation for processing (SDCL 23-7-53).

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Open Carry Map:

Reciprocity Map:

Recognition Map:

Reciprocity States (26) – South Dakota regular and enhanced permits recognized through formal agreement


Alaska *



Colorado *

Florida *

Georgia *




Kentucky *


Michigan *




North Carolina *

North Dakota



Tennessee *


Utah *

Virginia *

West Virginia *

Wyoming *


Recognition States (4) – South Dakota regular and enhanced permits recognized without formal agreement






Recognition States (3) – South Dakota enhanced permits only are recognized

Minnesota *

Nebraska *



States not Recognizing South Dakota regular or enhanced permits (11)







New Jersey

New York


Rhode Island



States Pending (5)


New Hampshire

New Mexico

South Carolina



*        Denotes recognition only for permits issued to those 21 years of age and older.

Total Reciprocity:  26

Total Reciprocity for Enhanced Permits Only:

Total Recognition States:  4

Total Recognition States for Enhanced Permits Only:  3

Total No Recognition States:  11

Total States Reflected:  44

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