South Dakota Concealed Carry Law Summary

South Dakota Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: You may not carry in any licensed alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages (23-7-8.1)
  Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns may be in a vehicle of a non-permittee when they are in the trunk or other closed compartment or a closed container too large to be effectively concealed on the person or within the person's clothing.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state
  Permit Training Requirements: The basic permit has no training requirement. To apply for the enhanced permit one must complete a Qualifying handgun course which is taught by a NRA instructor who also has completed a state course on the use of force. The course must include laws, basic use, self-defense principles, and live fire of at least 98 rounds of ammo. 23-7-58
  Non-Resident Permits: Only military personnel may qualify for non-resident permits
  Constitutional Carry: Yes, no permit required to open carry or concealed carry for residents and non-residents 18+.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: Any licensed on-sale malt beverage or alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of
its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages. § 23-7-8.1
 Elementary or Secondary School Premises or Vehicle § 13-32-7.
 Courthouses § 22-14-22. County courthouse defined. For the purposes of §§ 22-14-23 to 22-14-28,
inclusive, the term, county courthouse, means the state capitol or any building occupied for the public
sessions of a circuit court, with its various offices. The term includes any building appended to or 4
used as a supplementary structure to a county courthouse.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity: For the basic permit:
  State Contact Info: South Dakota Secretary of State
500 E Capitol Ave. - Ste 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
  Permit Issuing Authority: County sheriff
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Present the required paperwork and fee to your county sheriff office.
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