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Please visit The South Dakota Secretary of State Website for a current list of approved instructors.
Click on the "Pistol Permits" tab at the top.
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Regular, Gold Card, and Enhanced permits
Please visit the South Dakota Secretary of State website for detailed information
Call the Secretary of State Office (605)773-3537Select option 3
Please bring the needed documents and your current pistol permit if you have one to:
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office128 North Main Street Canton, SD 57013
Your pistol permit is valid for 5 years from the date of issuance.
Pistol permits can be renewed 30 days prior to expiration.
There is no grace period for an expired permit.
No. There is no grace period for an expired permit.
Replacement pistol permits can be requested from the South Dakota Secretary of State. You may refer to the guidelines listed below, Please visit sdsos.gov to verify instruction on how to do so as guidelines are subject to change according to changing legislation.
Replacement of Permit: (SDCL 23-7-69) - A person who has been issued a permit to carry a concealed pistol shall maintain current information on the permit by notifying the secretary of state in writing of a change in the person's name due to marriage or court order or of a change in physical address. If the revised address is located within South Dakota, the secretary of state shall provide a new permit to the person.
Send a letter requesting a replacement to the Secretary of State's Office 500 East Capitol Ave, Ste. 204Pierre, SD 57501
Please visit the South Dakota Secretary of State for Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Depending on the type of permit, it can take anywhere from two weeks to 30 days to receive.
If you have not received your permit at it has been longer than 30 days, please call
Secretary of State Office (605)773-3537
Do NOT call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. They are not able to track your permit after it has been submitted to the state.