NM CCW Application Information for New Licenses


If mailing your new application package, mail to:


NM Department of Public Safety

SID/Concealed Carry Unit

6301 Indian School Rd. NE Suite 310

Albuquerque, NM 87110



  • You must complete and send in (or, hand-deliver the entire package) the 2-Page NM DPS Application; check off the "New License Application" box

  • A total of $100.00 fee

    • ​​​$44 for the Background Check (Fingerprints)

      • You will pay $44 online for the fingerprints online when you sign up on the Cogent website

    • $56 for the Application Fee

      • When you send (or bring) in your application and other materials, just send the balance of $56 by check, money order, cashier's check, etc

      • Make your check, money order, etc., payable to "New Mexico Department of Public Safety".

  • Include a photocopy of your New Mexico Driver’s License or New Mexico Identification Card

  • Your original birth certificate

    • Must be issued by a vital statistics or similar agency in the state in which you were born, no photocopies. Refer to NMSA 29-19-5 B(6)

    • ​You may also send in a "certified copy" of your birth certificate, NOT a photococpy

    • If you send your original birth certificate, I suggest you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with instructions for them to send back the original

    • You can bring all application materials in person to the ABQ address above

    • If you bring your original birth certificate, ask them to take a photocopy of it and they will do so. You can then leave the photocopy with your application materials and retain the original. 

  • A printout of my Certificate of Completion of Firearms Training

  • The following two forms are also required.

  • Electronic Fingerprints

    • Send a copy of your paid Cogent receipt with your application and other materials

Contact Information

Michael R. Grimler, Firearm Instructor


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