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    May Issue VS Shall Issue: Shall issue

    Issuing Authority: Wisconsin Department of Justice

    Required Training: You must take a state certified training course proving competency with a handgun.

    How to Apply: You can apply online or in person to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

    Non-Residents: Wisconsin does not issue permits to Non-Residents.

    Renewal: You must renew your permit every 5 years.

    Processing Time: Up to 21 days.

    Cost: For a new permit, the cost will be $40. For renewing your permit, there will be a $12 fee as well as a $10 background check fee.

    Change of Address: You are required to notify the Wisconsin Department of Justice within 30 days of changing your address using their Change of Address Notification Form.

    Required to Notify Law Enforcement: No

    Places Off Limits When Carrying:

    Federal restrictions include all Federal Building, National monuments, National memorials, secure areas.

    State Restrictions include:

    Any portion of a building that is a police station, sheriff‘s office, state patrol station, or the office of a Division of Criminal Investigation special agent of DOJ. Any portion of a building that is a prison, jail, house of correction, or secured correctional facility. The Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, the Wisconsin Resource Center, or any secured unit or secured portion of a mental health institution, including a facility designated as the Maximum Security Facility at the Mendota Mental Health Institute. Any portion of a building that is a county, state, or federal courthouse. Any portion of a building that is a municipal courtroom if court is in session. A place beyond a security checkpoint in an airport. School grounds and premises:

      • No one, including a CCW licensee may carry a firearm in or on the grounds of a school unless another specific statutory exception applies.
      • No one, including a CCW licensee may carry any other dangerous weapon on school premises unless a specific statutory exception applies.
      • Also see: POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

      Persons who do not have a CCW permit may not carry a handgun in a tavern and those persons with a CCW license may carry a concealed handgun in a tavern only if NOT consuming alcohol. Wis. Stat. § 941.237(3)(cx). Federal law applies to the possession of firearms and weapons on US government property

      Private Property Prohibitions: 943.13 (2) (bm) 1. In this paragraph, “sign” means a sign that states a restriction imposed under subd. 2. That is at least 5 inches by 7 inches. 2. a. For the purposes of sub. (1m) (c) 1m., an owner of a residence that is not a single-family residence has notified an individual not to enter or remain in a part of that building, or on the grounds of that building, while carrying a firearm or with a particular type of firearm if the owner has posted a sign that is located in a prominent place near all of the entrances to the part of the building to which the restriction applies or near all probable access points to the grounds to which the restriction applies and any individual entering the building or the grounds can be reasonably expected to see the sign. am. For the purposes of sub. (1m) (c) 2., 4., and 5., an owner or occupant of a part of a nonresidential building, the state or a local governmental unit, or a university or a college has notified an individual not to enter or remain in a part of the building while carrying a firearm or with a particular type of firearm if the owner, occupant, state, local governmental unit, university, or college has posted a sign that is located in a prominent place near all of the entrances to the part of the building to which the restriction applies and any individual entering the building can be reasonably expected to see the sign. b. For the purposes of sub. (1m) (c) 2., an owner or occupant of the grounds of a nonresidential building or of land has notified an individual not to enter or remain on the grounds or land while carrying a firearm or with a particular type of firearm if the owner or occupant has posted a sign that is located in a prominent place near all probable access points to the grounds or land to which the restriction applies and any individual entering the grounds or land can be reasonably expected to see the sign. c. For the purposes of sub. (1m) (c) 3., the organizers of the special event have notified an individual not to enter or remain at the special event while carrying a firearm or with a particular type of firearm if the organizers have posted a sign that is located in a prominent place near all of the entrances to the special event and any individual attending the special event can be reasonably expected to see the sign.

      State Website: Wisconsin

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      • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Jacob Paulsen.
      • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Samuel.
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