Since the November elections, the police department has seen a large increase in requests for pistol permits. While I am not going to get into the politics of it all, the police departments would like to encourage the citizens of Strafford to exercise their Second Amendment rights to obtain a New Hampshire pistol permit, or concealed weapons permit.
Anyone 18 and older and who hasn't been convicted of a felony or certain domestic violence offenses is eligible to obtain a permit.
A pistol permit allows a person to carry or transport a weapon legally in the State. The process is very simple. Fill out a permit application, which can be picked up here at the police department, drop it off, and within three to five days your permit will be ready. We can only issue permits to Strafford residents. The cost is $10.00 for a four-year permit.